Right-sided Chest Pain
My doc has been exposed to tuberculosis in July and has been taking treatment until March, it has been 6 months … now chest pain arises on the right when breathing in coughing and moving when touched on the right chest, the bone feels painful. Is there a doctor’s solution?
Thank you for the question.
TB (tuberculosis), after being treated for more than 2 months, often the clinical symptoms will be much better. So, if you still often experience coughing and chest pain, it could be, you are resistant to the TB treatment given. It could also be, actually right chest pain and cough that you experience arises because of other triggers, such as pleural effusion, pleurisy, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, costchondritis, peptic ulcers, food allergies or other substances, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, disorders heart, psychic disorders, injury, skin inflammation, and so on.
Not all causes of cough and right chest pain are dangerous. Therefore, besides continuing to take TB treatment according to the doctor's advice, you should first relieve your complaints by:
Compress warm chest pain
Wear loose and comfortable clothes
Do not carelessly massage the chest area
Expand to rest in the house, do not go out unless urgent
Avoid things that make you allergic, for example cold, dust mites, animal hair, food or medicine, and so on
Use a mask while still coughing
Regularly exercise and eat a variety of nutritious foods so that the immune system remains good
During coughing, don't consume oily foods, artificial sweets, and also cold foods
Stay away from cigarettes
However, if chest pain appears like being pressed by a heavy object, shortness of breath, wheezing, cold sweat, fatigue, and other severe complaints, do not hesitate to go directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine. Worry, your complaints occur related to conditions more seriously, it could even be caused by COVID-19 which is currently endemic.
Hope this helps ...