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Online Publishing Date:
20 / 12 / 2023



Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report

Yogapriya Chidambaram, Venugopal Vijayakumar, Deenadayalan Boopalan, Poornima Ravi, Akila Arjunan, Maheshkumar Kuppusamy .


Abstract
Background
The World Health Organization has defined a group of symptoms that can occur following the acute phase of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, known as "post-COVID syndrome. Available literature suggests that hot fomentation is effective in improving lung function in most other respiratory conditions. The current case report documents the beneficial effects of hot fomentation observed in a patient with post-COVID dyspnea.
Case presentation
A 35-year-old female visited the outpatient department with chief complaints of dyspnea and tiredness for the past 3 months and past history of SARS (CoV-2) infection. Hot fomentation was given to the inter-scapular region for a period of 20 minutes and pulmonary function tests were taken. Pulmonary function tests showed improvement in most of the assessed parameters such as FVC, FEV1, FEF (25%-75%), and PEFR when compared to baseline.
Conclusions
Hot fomentation could be an effective complementary therapy in improving pulmonary function in patients with post-COVID dyspnea. Future experimental studies with adequate sample size would help substantiate our findings.

Key words: SARS (CoV-2) infection, Post COVID dyspnea, Hydrotherapy, Pulmonary function test


 
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Chidambaram Y, Vijayakumar V, Boopalan D, Ravi P, Arjunan A, MK, . Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report. J Med Res Rev. 2024; 2(1): 12-15. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520


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Chidambaram Y, Vijayakumar V, Boopalan D, Ravi P, Arjunan A, MK, . Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report. https://www.scopub.com/jmrr/?mno=163024 [Access: March 01, 2024]. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520


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Chidambaram Y, Vijayakumar V, Boopalan D, Ravi P, Arjunan A, MK, . Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report. J Med Res Rev. 2024; 2(1): 12-15. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Chidambaram Y, Vijayakumar V, Boopalan D, Ravi P, Arjunan A, MK, . Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report. J Med Res Rev. (2024), [cited March 01, 2024]; 2(1): 12-15. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520



Harvard Style

Chidambaram, Y., Vijayakumar, V., Boopalan, D., Ravi, P., Arjunan, A., , M. K. & (2024) Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report. J Med Res Rev, 2 (1), 12-15. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520



Turabian Style

Chidambaram, Yogapriya, Venugopal Vijayakumar, Deenadayalan Boopalan, Poornima Ravi, Akila Arjunan, Maheshkumar Kuppusamy, and . 2024. Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report. Journal of Medical Research and Reviews, 2 (1), 12-15. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520



Chicago Style

Chidambaram, Yogapriya, Venugopal Vijayakumar, Deenadayalan Boopalan, Poornima Ravi, Akila Arjunan, Maheshkumar Kuppusamy, and . "Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report." Journal of Medical Research and Reviews 2 (2024), 12-15. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Chidambaram, Yogapriya, Venugopal Vijayakumar, Deenadayalan Boopalan, Poornima Ravi, Akila Arjunan, Maheshkumar Kuppusamy, and . "Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report." Journal of Medical Research and Reviews 2.1 (2024), 12-15. Print. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Chidambaram, Y., Vijayakumar, V., Boopalan, D., Ravi, P., Arjunan, A., , M. K. & (2024) Effect of Fomentation on pulmonary function test in Post- COVID Dyspnea – a case report. Journal of Medical Research and Reviews, 2 (1), 12-15. doi:10.5455/JMRR.20230730071520