The Throat Feels Lumpy And Has A Slight Fever, Is It Exposed To COVID-19?
Doc, I’ve been sick in the throat for 4 days, not sick when I swallow … it just feels like there’s a lump, and it’s uncomfortable, a bit of a fever, but there’s no cough, I’m afraid if I’m exposed to covid19 because my child is still a toddler and 1 still a baby. Thanks before.
Thank you for the question.
A lump in the throat accompanied by a slight fever, can be a sign that you are contracting COVID-19 (a disease due to a new Corona virus infection), or not. In addition to COVID-19, your complaint may also occur due to viral or other bacterial infections, gastric acid reflux, allergies or irritation in the throat, benign or malignant tumors around the throat, the influence of drugs, gastritis, Crohn's disease, psychological disorders, and so on.
In healthy adults, COVID-19 also often does not cause severe symptoms. So, if your complaint is mild, you should not panic. Being rushed to see a doctor if it's not an emergency is even more dangerous for you, because it can increase your potential for contracting the disease. Better, you first resolve your complaint by:
More regular eating, small portions (3-5 hours) Don't consume spicy, sour, gassed, fatty foods, also caffeinated and fizzy drinks Don't lie down immediately after eating Drink at least 2 liters of water a day Don't shout excessively Drink paracetamol if feels annoying fever and sore throat Do not smoke and do not also drink carelessly other drugs Regularly take a rest every day, and do not always do activities outside the home unless urgent When in contact with the baby, make it a habit to wash your hands and keep yourself clean, and wear a mask when coughing appears or sneezing If after making the above efforts your complaint just gets worse, if there is shortness and high fever for more than 3 days, or if you feel you've been traveling and contact with people who have traveled to an area with a COVID-19 outbreak, don't hesitate to check direct yourself to the doctor or ENT doctor for further treatment
I hope this helps.