Shortness Of Breath After Sore Throat?
Hello doctor, I want to ask. About 3 days ago I was sick with strep throat. Well now I feel like it’s like tightness in the chest, especially after eating so it’s like making heavy breathing. My voice also has not recovered still hoarse due to inflammation yesterday. And now I am asking what medicine advice I should take. The problem is that past inflammatory drugs are gone and no longer consumed. Thank you very much doctor.
Hello Husnul, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.
If seen from the complaints that you submit, it is very possible irritation in your esophagus due to stomach acid fluid that rises to the top. In several studies mention that hoarseness in the throat or strep throat can be caused by gastric ailments which are usually not known or not treated properly. In addition to the emergence of pain in the throat like inflammation, complaints that can arise are a feeling like shortness of breath. This is also the effect that occurs due to the irritation of the esophagus so the brain responds as a feeling of tightness in the chest. In addition to these two symptoms, many patients with gastric disease come with additional complaints such as:
burning sensation in the chest
mouth feels bitter or sour
And when dug up with a complete medical interview it was found that it turned out that stomach acid was the underlying cause. But, we cannot be certain because we don't do a direct examination on you, while tightness in the chest can also be caused by other diseases such as:
and other lung and heart disease
Because the cause is uncertain, we cannot recommend a particular medication for you. And we can only advise you to maintain your diet properly, avoid spicy or overly acidic foods, fatty and also foods that can produce gas, besides eating in small portions but in frequent times, avoiding late eating, and avoiding drinks that are too high caffeine. And most importantly avoid dinner that is close to bedtime and do not lie down immediately after eating, at least wait 2 hours so that food has entered the intestine. So that we can explain, hopefully answer.