Possible Corona Virus Infection When Itching Coughs In The Throat
doc I want to ask, since yesterday I coughed itchy in the throat (like after drinking ice / Javanese say it is serik) this includes dry cough or cough with phlegm huh doc? because I also can’t distinguish the two coughs. what I fear is a dry cough, because one of the symptoms of covid19. I would if I coughed Parno himself doc. Thank you
Hello Rafi ...
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In someone who has a dry cough, the body does not produce mucus in the respiratory tract, in contrast to coughing up phlegm, the cough with phlegm produces a lot of phlegm or phlegm in the respiratory tract. Both dry cough and phlegm cough are the body's reaction to foreign objects that enter the respiratory tract. The cause of cough with phlegm can be due to viruses or bacteria, several conditions that cause a person to experience cough with phlegm are:
- Pneumonia = inflammation of the lungs due to viral, bacterial or fungal infections
- Bronchitis = usually the sputum produced is thick and colored
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) = due to long-term exposure to irritants such as air pollution, cigarettes or chemical fumes that cause sufferers to experience breathing difficulties, accompanied by cough with phlegm
Whereas in a dry cough, the causes can be:
- viral infection
The existence of complaints of cough, for the time being is of particular concern due to the virus that is growing rapidly in various countries, with one of the symptoms of the corona virus is cough, can also be accompanied by colds, fever of more than 38 degrees Celsius and in severe conditions can be accompanied by shortness breath. Indeed, at first glance there is no difference from complaints obtained, but in a normal cough situation, complaints can improve for less than 1 week if you adopt a healthy lifestyle such as avoiding cough trigger foods such as spicy foods, nuts, drinking warm water as often as possible, cough reliever consumption in accordance with the recommendations listed on the packaging, take vitamins to increase body immunity. In corona virus, the incubation period is 2-14 days, symptoms can appear several days after exposure to corona virus sufferers, so it should be in a situation of corona virus spread that is increasingly rapid, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so as not to be exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat which is felt to get worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by a fever of more than 38 degrees Celsius, cough, runny nose that does not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, despite trying to take medication , then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further tests.
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