Possible Infection With Corona Virus When Dry Cough, Chest Pain And Fever
good night doc, I’m an 18 year old woman like we know the country of Indonesia is currently being attacked by a corona outbreak I want to ask this past week I coughed but my cough is dry and feels chest pain but I don’t have a fever since I was closed school I rarely go out of the house except to sunbathe and buy food at the convenience store and every time I go out I always wear a mask. did I get the virus? I have not checked into the health center / hospital because I know that medical personnel there are very overwhelmed at this time.
Thank you for the question.
The outbreak of COVID-19 in our country can indeed trigger its own concerns. But the truth is, if indeed you have obeyed the government's recommendation to remain at home, only come out when urgent, keep a distance from others, discipline maintain personal hygiene, maintain endurance with a healthy lifestyle, wear a mask when sick, also other prevention efforts , presumably your risk of contracting this disease will be quite small.
Your condition with coughing and chest pain can not only be caused by COVID-19. It could also, these complaints arise due to viral or other bacterial infections, allergies, foreign body aspiration, airway irritation, gastric acid reflux, heart problems, and so on. More often, in addition to coughing and chest pain, sufferers of COVID-19 will also experience fever, weakness, decreased appetite, even tightness with varying intensity.
Our advice, if this is all you feel, it's best not to panic. Do not also rush to see a doctor so that your risk of contracting the infection can be reduced. Instead, you can first try the following independent treatments for cough and chest pain:
Warm compresses on your sore chest
Wear a mask while still coughing
Avoid things that make you allergic, including cold (do not consume cold food and drinks, do not bathe in cold water, do not come out when the temperature is cold), dust (do not use excessive fans, vacuum your home regularly, replace also sprey and blinds), animal hair (put pets outside the house), and so on
Drink plenty of warm water, add ginger and lemon if necessary
Don't smoke, stay away from the smoke
Just rest at home
Discipline of exercise
Conversely, if the complaint does not improve for a long time, if chest pain appears like being pressed by a heavy object, high fever for more than 3 days, tightness, vomiting, and other severe complaints, you should immediately consult a doctor or doctor in internal medicine at a health facility closest to be further evaluated and handled according to the cause huh ..
I hope this helps.