Slimy Throat, Shortness Of Breath, And Cough Or Corona?
Afternoon Doc, I want to ask for 2 days this is my left throat like mucus that is blocking breathing / shortness when breathing becomes short / heavy. For colds, fever does not exist. If there is no cough only once u0026sup2; to relieve breathing. For normal body temperature dock. I diligently drank warm water, for food is also maintained. Is this any indication with the rise of u0026sup2; the virus in Indonesia doc? What do I have to do for treatment?
Thank you for the question.
Slimy throat, tightness, and cough can indeed be a sign of COVID-19 (a disease caused by a new Corona virus infection). However, complaints that you can experience arising from allergies, dry throat, foreign body aspiration, asthma, bronchitis, pleural effusion, pulmonary tuberculosis, gastric acid reflux, gastritis, congestive heart failure, psychological disorders, to viral or other bacterial infections .
If this is the only complaint you have, and if you comply with the government's recommendation to stay at home, you are much less likely to get COVID-19. It's better not to panic. Your complaint can be alleviated first by:
Drink plenty of warm water
Eat warm food, not greasy, no artificial sweetness, and not too spicy
Don't use the air conditioner or the fan is too cold
Use an air humidifier in your residence
Do not smoke
Stay away from cigarette smoke, dust, pollution, cold, animal hair, and other substances that often trigger worsening your complaints
Get more rest and exercise regularly
Not taking drugs carelessly
However, if the tightness feels very great, if there is a high fever for more than 3 days, or if you often travel outside the home, let alone having contact with a sufferer of COVID-19, have traveled or made contact with people who have traveled to an area with a COVID outbreak -19, then you should be more vigilant. Concerned, your complaint arises because of a dangerous disease and requires further treatment from a doctor. Immediately consult your doctor, ENT doctor, or doctor of internal medicine in order to find the best solution.
I hope this helps.