Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
I’m a 22 year old female and I got checked last tuesday since I had difficulty breathing and was given oxygen. One week has past and I still have shortness of breath. I know it’s not the virus since my friends and family who I have had close contact with show no symptoms and it’s not like I have a fever or a cough, strictly just difficulty breathing. Yesterday, thinking that my asthma came back I used inhaler twice. I woke up today with a chest discomfort on the right, discomfort on my ribs occassionally, numb left arm and knee area and I still have difficulty breathing but now even when I’m doing nothing. Was I n9t supposed to use the inhaler? I need to know if I should just take medication at home or should I get checked or get an x-ray? To what degree is the severity of my condition right now?
Thank you for your questions.
First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding the symptoms you’re facing now. From your complaints, we believe that your condition may have multifactorial causes such as:
In order for us to provide you with an diagnosis, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor immediately especially, if you feels like the symptoms are getting worse. And for your information, it is allowed to go out during this restriction movement order if you need medical attention. This is because, further assessment needed to evaluate the severity of the symptoms you’re experiencing now.
Regarding your question about usage of inhaler, which I presumed to be salbutamol inhaler, it is meant to be taken when you’re asthma and you’re having an acute attack. But, as I mentioned earlier, if it’s not working on you, you might need to seek medical attention like in the clinin or hospital for treatment.
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