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A 44-year-old male asked:

I am a quadriplegic and have a tight chest and slight difficulty breathing. overnight i started feeling like i need to clear my throat. i flew home to joburg from cpt 8 days ago & have been self isolating as a precaution. ?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Monitor: Stay at home, monitor your temperature, drink fluids and rest. Nasal congestion and post nasal drip is not typically associated with COVID-19. Watch for dry cough, fever and if your shortness of breath does not resolve, discuss whether you need an inhaler, chest physiotherapy and/or testing. If you have a trach, watch for signs of infection such as more secretions or a change in color .
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Last updated Mar 23, 2020

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