Rather Heavy Breathing And Mild Coughing
good night doc, lately because of the hot weather I drink ice water, after a few days the symptoms begin to cough like a sore throat, and now I am coughing lightly, I don’t feel any symptoms of fever and achy aches like symptoms of being infected with corona on generally. but when breathing feels a bit heavy. now that the corona epidemic is worldwide, is this one of the symptoms of corona? or just a normal cough from drinking ice water? to be honest, I’m kind of parno because of this plague. thank you doc
Thank you for the question.
Consuming cold foods or drinks, in sensitive people, can indeed cause throat irritation, so it feels bad, triggers coughing and respiratory problems. If this is the originator, often these complaints will improve simply by:
Don't eat and drink anything that is too cold, oily, useless, and artificially sweetened
Drink plenty of warm water, eat also foods that have warm soup (for example broth soup, ginger water)
Eat small but frequent portions
Do not immediately sleep after eating
Reduce talking, yelling, or having excessive colds
Diligent eating fruits that contain rich vitamin C
Expand to rest in the house, do not go out unless urgent
Chest warm compresses that are uncomfortable when breathing
Stay away from cigarettes and smoke, dust, cold, dry air, pollution, and other things that can worsen your complaints
Take a shower with warm water and wear clothes that warm you
Improve personal hygiene
Keep your distance from other people and use a mask, especially if you still cough
It's just that you're right to say, other than because of consuming ice, your complaints may also arise due to symptoms of COVID-19 (Corona virus infection). In addition to COVID-19, other viral and bacterial infections, even other health problems, such as dry throat, asthma, bronchitis, pleural effusion, tonsillopharyngitis, rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, etc. can also trigger this condition.
If you have done the above trick optimally and your complaint has improved, it is likely that your condition is not dangerous. Conversely, if it appears more severe complaints in the future times (such as shortness, high fever, vomiting, chills), or if you feel you've been in contact with sufferers / suspects of COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks, you should still be aware of the worst. To be sure, you can check yourself directly to the doctor. If necessary, your doctor will be able to refer you to an ENT doctor or internist, direct you to undergo supporting tests (such as x-rays, throat swabs), or also directly provide treatment.
Hope this helps ...
Bad taste in the throat, cough, heavy when breathing