Sore Throat When You Swallow, What Are The Symptoms Of Corona?
Hello doc. I want to ask. Does a sore throat when you swallow, for example, pain in the left side of the neck just under the chin when pressed, is it a symptom of corona? Thank you.
Thank you for the question.
Pain in the lower left neck of the chin does not always originate from a disorder in the throat, nor does it always indicate that you have COVID-19 (a new Corona virus infection). There are various components in your painful neck area, from the skin, muscles, joints, bones, nerves, throat, esophagus, and various supporting tissues. Therefore, if there is pain in this area, the cause can be due to interference with various components, for example due to irritation, infection (not only due to Corona virus), foreign body entry, lack of nutrition, fatigue, reflux of stomach acid, inflammatory disorders, benign tumors or fierce, and so on.
The characteristics of severe pain when pressed are not specific to the symptoms of certain diseases. However, in general, if this is the only complaint you feel, without high fever, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, difficulty swallowing, and other severe complaints, often this condition is not dangerous. You also do not need to worry about contracting COVID-19 if you do not live / have traveled to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19, or if you have never been in contact with sufferers / suspects of COVID-19.
Our advice, you do not panic. Relieve your complaints by:
Warm compresses on the area of the neck that are painful, no longer too much pressure
Take paracetamol if necessary
Expand to eat and drink warm, easy to swallow, not greasy, not too spicy
Don't smoke, stay away from the smoke too
Don't talk or shout too much
Increase relaxation so as not to stress
Gargle with salt solution
If with the steps above your complaint is actually burdensome, or if other danger signs appear as we have mentioned above, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor so that it is evaluated and treated further according to the cause, yes. If it feels heavy, it could also be a doctor later refer you to ENT doctor or internal medicine.
I hope this helps.