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Coughing/flu/short of breath

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: April 5, 2021 4:04 PM

kimmie.zainal 6 days

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

Dr Sashini Seeni 6 days
General Practitioner

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.

Boost your immune system with a balanced diet and good nutrition.

Last Updated: Mon Apr 05 2021 16:04:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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