U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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. ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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 .
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 23, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.