Bleeding From The Mouth In Patients With Lung Infections?
hello doc, I want to ask a little doc r nmy friend has a lung infection doc and every coughing out blood from his mouth doc, so how do I treat it and what are the next steps so that my friend can get well soon doc r nfrom me, please help doc, thanks doc earlier
Hello Pebri Piliang, thank you for your trust in HealthReplies.com.
Lung disease can be caused by many things, ranging from infections, both bacterial, viral, fungal infections, to due to the malignancy process due to cancer. Bloody cough itself is a sign of a 'wound' in our respiratory tract (not necessarily only from the lungs). Some things that can cause a bloody cough include:
Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis or TB is an infectious disease of the lungs caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacterium has special properties which also need special handling to overcome them. Symptoms that can be felt in someone suffering from TB are long cough (> 2 weeks), cough with phlegm can be accompanied by blood, weight loss without apparent cause, night sweats, fever, and a history of contact with other TB sufferers. Dwellings or workplaces with poor ventilation and poor exposure to sunlight can be a risk of this infection. Laceration / injury to the airway. Not all cough with phlegm must be caused by a severe lung infection. If someone is coughing, and coughing with great effort, injury to the airway can occur, and it causes phlegm appearing mixed with blood. Lung cancer. Cancer is a condition where abnormal cell growth occurs in the body. At first the person may not experience any symptoms, but over time, the condition can cause coughing, even to coughing up blood, shortness of breath, body weakness, drastic weight loss for no apparent reason, and so forth. Some risks that can cause a person more susceptible to lung cancer are smoking (both active and passive) and exposure to harmful substances or radiation for a long time (for example from work or air pollution). Other conditions or infections in the lungs, such as fluid buildup in the lungs, inflammation of the airways / bronchitis, pneumonia, and so forth. Therefore, it must be further ascertained whether the exact cause of the coughing of blood experienced by your friend. If indeed it is caused by an infection, for example TB infection, then treatment with anti-tuberculosis drugs is needed for a long period of time (6-9 months depending on the course and category of the disease). But beforehand, the doctor will ask further about the main complaints, other complaints, and the history of the disease in your friend. Then the doctor will perform a variety of examinations on your friends, ranging from a complete physical examination (including a chest examination to find out whether there is an abnormality) to supporting examinations, such as sputum examination, routine blood tests, and also chest X-rays.
Meanwhile, keep your friend's body condition by eating high-protein foods such as meat, beans, etc., consume enough water, avoid consuming foods / drinks that can cause irritation such as too acidic or soda, and keep on physical activity routinely. You can check your friend to the nearest lung doctor in your location.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
dr. Sheryl Serelia.