The Cause Of Shortness Of Breath Suddenly Has 2 Days Accompanied By Flu Symptoms?

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morning .. I’m a 24-year-old woman, it’s been 2 days I experience shortness of breath suddenly, it feels difficult to breathe oxygen and feel heavy in the chest. I have no history of asthma before, but until now I still feel short of breath. my friend suggested to try handlers by buying inhaled drugs such as symbicort, then I tried it with 1 time inhaled but now the benefits have not been felt, I still feel crowded.

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for the question

Complaints of shortness of breath along with flu symptoms may be caused by inflammation in the lung parenchyma or called pneumonia. Most of them are caused by microorganisms (viruses / bacteria) and a small part is caused by other things (aspirations, radiation, etc.).

Other symptoms are usually characterized by:

1. Fever, chills, increased body temperature can exceed 40 ° C

2. Coughing with thick phlegm or vaginal discharge sometimes accompanied by blood

3. Shortness of breath

4. Chest pain

The exact diagnosis of pneumonia is made by a doctor if the chest x-ray shows copulation plus 2 or more of the following symptoms:

1. Coughing gets heavier

2. Changes in sputum characteristics

3. Body temperature> 38 °

4. Physical examination: signs of consolidation are found, breathing sounds change

5. Leukocytes> 10,000 or <4500

Consult with your doctor for possible pneumonia. In addition to a physical examination, the doctor may recommend a chest x-ray and blood examination.

If the clinical condition is good and there is no indication that hospitalization can be treated at home with rest, drink enough to treat dehydration, if high heat needs to be compressed or take medication to reduce heat, if necessary, can be given mucolytic and expectorant. Definitive pneumonia therapy is an antibiotic for the airways. Come to the hospital immediately if you have a high fever or shortness of breath.

Other possible causes such as heart problems because there are risk factors for obesity, although the possibility is small. On suspicion of causes of abnormalities in the heart besides the typical symptoms of left chest pain, your doctor may suggest checking your heart record, lipid profile, or treadmill to assess your risk for future heart disease.

That's all, hope you can help.

Wassalam, Dr. Farah

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