The Cause Of The Throat Feels Slimy Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath

Illustration of The Cause Of The Throat Feels Slimy Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath
Illustration: The Cause Of The Throat Feels Slimy Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath

Afternoon doc. You want to ask, in 2 days, my breath is tight, but it’s slimy … what’s the medicine …

1 Answer:

Hi Eko

Thank you for asking at

Complaints of shortness of breath can be caused by various conditions. The symptoms that accompany can also vary such as coughing, nasal congestion, lump in the throat, pain in swallowing, and so on. Because of the various causes, the treatment must be adjusted to the exact cause. Some of the causes that cause complaints of shortness of breath include:

 Problems with the lung / respiratory system such as viral infections such as influenza or bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD, or other disorders such as pulmonary edema Heart problems, such as heart failure, congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease Disorders of the digestive system For example gastric acid reflux / GERD Certain psychological conditions, such as stress, anxiety or panic Trauma in the chest area, such as fractures / rib fractures Airway irritation due to cigarette smoke, vehicle smoke, etc. Advanced allergic reactions To find out the cause certainly, there must be checks starting from a medical interview, a complete physical examination, to certain additional examinations such as chest thoracic photo examinations, ultrasound, blood / sputum examination, and so on. If a bacterial infection is found, the doctor will give antibiotic treatment, if the cause is reflux in the form of gastric acid, the doctor will give stomach acid relievers. All handlers will certainly be adjusted to the cause.

Things you can do at home now are:

 Keep your diet with a healthy and nutritious diet, avoid high saturated fatty foods Increase fruit and vegetables Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day Regular exercise Routine exercise Avoid excessive physical activity Avoid smoking and alcohol Avoid triggers shortness of breath Manage stress well Sit immediately / lie down if complaints are felt If shortness of breath is accompanied by pain in the pit of your stomach, you can use antacids to relieve symptoms. Maximize early treatment at home so you can delay seeing your doctor and going out of the house at this time, given the outbreak of COVID-19. However, if complaints persist even until you have maximized your treatment at home, or complaining of complaints such as shortness of breath accompanied by sounds, shortness accompanied by chest pain spreading, and so on, then immediately go to the doctor for further treatment. Use a mask if you have respiratory symptoms and avoid going with public transportation.

So, hopefully useful.

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