Shortness Of Breath Due To Corona And Distinguish It From Recurring Asthma
hello, there is one symptom caused by the corona virus is its tightness. yesterday morning I felt shortness of breath (incidentally I have a history of asthma, it usually does recur when cold temperatures or my condition is flu and swollen) my condition is also in the flu, but my worries are higher with current conditions. what do I need to do? thank you
Hello Nurul, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Shortness of breath that appears in corona virus infection generally arises due to an infection in the lungs that causes air balloons in the lungs (alveoli) filled with fluid so that the air exchange in these organs is disrupted.
Shortness of breath due to lung infections like this is very rare if it only appears independently, but will generally be accompanied by a cough and also a fever (body temperature reaches 38 degrees).
If you have these three symptoms (fever, cough, spasms) which can be accompanied by other symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, headache etc. especially if added with a history of contact with people with suspected viral infections corona or any history of traveling to vulnerable areas / countries in the past 2 weeks, it is highly recommended to immediately consult a doctor for further evaluation whether you are included in the patient's category that requires further supervision or not and what therapy should be given for you.
While this aside from going to the doctor, due to complaints like you are experiencing there is still a possibility caused by corona virus infection and can not be removed without a special examination from a doctor, it is highly recommended for you:
Do not work / school / travel to crowded places for a while until there is further advice from your doctor
Keep wearing masks while at home and when seeing a doctor to prevent transmission to others
Try to be in a separate room with other family members for a while
Avoid sharing food, cutlery or other personal equipment with others
Keep your hands clean by washing your hands using soap and running water for at least 30 seconds
Conduct ethics coughing and sneezing well
Maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter if you want to contact with other people
Taking medicines is only based on your doctor's advice
Avoiding things that you feel can indeed trigger or aggravate your asthma complaints
I hope this helps.