Shortness Of Breath Accompanied By Mucus In The Mouth Are The Symptoms Of Corona?
Hello doc, these two days my chest feels tight and the saliva is a bit slimy, but not accompanied by fever or cough. My sister said that was due to me staying up until 3am this week. Is it infected with covid -19? Then if not, guess what I can do. Thank you Doc.
Hello Natalia, Thank you for the question.
Shortness of breath can be caused by various health conditions, not only because of respiratory system disorders, but also other organs in the body. These symptoms can be accompanied by symptoms of cough, runny nose, chest pain, wheezing, fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, flatulence, frequent belching, palpitations, excessive sweating, and others. Your symptoms can be caused by gastric inflammation, stomach acid disease, or anxiety disorders.
Symptoms of shortness of breath can indeed be one of the symptoms of corona virus infection. Apart from shortness of breath, other common symptoms are cough and high fever. Corona virus can cause symptoms 2-14 days after exposure to this virus. You may be suspected of having a corona virus if you have a history of traveling to another country with a corona virus case or interacting with other people who are suspected or have been confirmed to have a corona virus infection in the past 14 days. If you do not have the symptoms mentioned above and do not have a history of the above, the possibility of corona virus infection is low. However, you are still encouraged to take preventative measures such as:
stay at home and do not need to leave the house unless urged to regularly maintain hand hygiene by always washing hands with soap and clean water or if not available, with a hand sanitizer avoid holding the nose, mouth and eyes if you have not washed your hands away from people who are coughing and colds avoid crowds and limit interactions with other people always maintain the cleanliness of the surrounding area At this time the advice you can do is:
try sitting in an upright position if you are short of breath consuming food regularly avoid consuming large portions of food, recommended in small portions but more often avoid consuming spicy, sour, oily foods avoid consuming caffeinated and fizzy drinks avoid lying down after eating manage stress well if shortness of breath symptoms do not improve in 3 days or if accompanied by continued vomiting and abdominal pain, please immediately consult a nearby general practitioner so that you can do a direct examination before the doctor determines further treatment. However, if the symptoms of shortness of breath in the form of fast and short breathing can not move, please immediately visit the nearest ward emergency room so that it can be treated immediately.
I hope this helps.