Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
I am 8 years old. Not feeling well since yesterday and staying at the red zone area for COVID 19. Having short of breath, coughing and flu
Greetings! Thank you for your questions.
First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. Shortness of breath, like some other COVID-19 symptoms that you might have such as cough and flu, occur because of how the disease affects the lungs.
Normally, the lungs take in air (oxygen) with each of your breath and tiny air sacs (in the lung) called alveoli capture this oxygen and transfer it to nearby blood vessels. When this inflammatory immune response continues to happen, it inhibits the regular transfer of gases, including oxygen, in the lungs, and fluid can build up.
At this moment, you are suggested to follow instructions from your doctor at the hospital and call for doctor’s help if your symptoms get worse.
You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions .Thank you.