A Dry Cough That Doesn’t Stop?

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Good morning, I am experiencing pain, which is a dry cough that continues, maybe every 10-20 seconds the frequency, and my tongue is white and there are a few red spots on my waist, stomach and face, especially I feel bloated / stomach acid rises. As far as I know, maybe I could have thypus / GERD which causes dry cough not to stop .. According to the doctor, maybe I have an infection? because I have cooked chicken and maybe undercooked when cooked .. also ate a few late meals, but it is said that I rarely get sick because my food is not careless … thank you, what concerns me is a very annoying cough

1 Answer:

Hi Andreas,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Typhus (typhoid fever) can indeed cause a person to have a cough. This cough is generally only part of a prodromal symptom which will be followed by other more characteristic symptoms, namely fever, weakness, nausea, vomiting, muscle and joint pain, headache, dizziness, fatigue, bowel movements, reddish skin rash, and so forth. However, usually the main complaints that cause typhus sufferers to come to health facilities are fever and nausea, vomiting, not coughing.

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can also cause complaints of a cough that doesn't go away. This cough occurs due to throat irritation due to reflux of stomach acid (it goes back up. Not only coughing, GERD sufferers will also experience other uncomfortable sensations around the throat and chest, for example propping up, tightness, bloating, stinging, heat, pain, burning, etc. and so forth.

Apart from the two conditions above, your complaints may also arise due to other causes that are not necessarily related to one another, including:

Causes of cough: allergies, respiratory infections, aspiration (choking), side effects of drugs
Causes of white tongue: yeast infection in the mouth, leukoplakia, lichen planus
Causes of red spots on the waist, stomach and face: allergies, contact dermatitis, insect bites, skin infections, measles, dengue fever, scarlet fever
Causes of flatulence: gastritis, stomach ulcers, cholangitis, pancreatitis, hepatitis, gastrointestinal infections, side effects of drugs, and so on

If you have already checked your complaint to a doctor and given treatment, but there is no significant improvement with your complaint, you should check your complaint again with a doctor. To determine the right diagnosis, in addition to a physical examination, the doctor may also perform blood tests, X-rays, or endoscopy. Alternatively, your doctor will recommend that you undergo a sputum test to rule out tuberculosis, which often causes the cough to not go away.

In the meantime, all you need to do is:

Reduce consumption of oily foods and those that contain lots of artificial sweeteners
Avoid contact with substances that are prone to trigger allergies, for example cold, dust mites, animal hair
Use a nose and mouth mask to prevent harmful substances from being inhaled into your respiratory tract
Maintain endurance by eating foods rich in vitamin C, exercising diligently, and getting enough rest
Do not smoke
Be diligent in brushing your teeth and taking a shower regularly

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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