Chronic Cough

Illustration of Chronic Cough
Illustration: Chronic Cough

Hello dock, permission to ask. My mother has long experienced coughing, itchy throat symptoms that cause wanting to cough. When coughing, my mother will continue to cough until sputum can only stop. Clear phlegm, sometimes mixed with white phlegm but the amount is small. From these symptoms, what kind of cough is my mother’s cough doc and how do I deal with it? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello karmila


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chronic cough or cough continuously can be called chronic cough yaiu cough that will heal more than 2 months. There are many factors that can cause symptoms of cough continuously. The habit of smoking or too often exposed to cigarette smoke is one of the main causes of chronic cough. In addition to smoking, lack of drinking can also cause a persistent cough and never heal, can even worsen a cough and flu.


There are several possible causes of cough that don't heal including:

post nasal drip: occurs when a person has inflammation of the sinuses or nose that produce extra mucus, so that it can drip into the back of the throat and cause cough reflexes or is referred to as airway syndrome.
asthma: occurs due to narrowing and swelling of the airways. This triggers excessive mucus production. Chronic coughing caused by asthma usually occurs in certain seasons when an infection attacks the respiratory tract. In addition, exposure to cold air, chemicals, or certain fragrances can also be triggers for asthma.
infection: Persistent cough can also be caused by infections such as tuberculosis (TB), pneumonia, bronchitis, and whooping cough (pertussis).
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): occurs because stomach acid rises into the esophagus and irritates, causing coughing. On the other hand, a persistent cough that does not improve can aggravate stomach acid disease.
blood pressure medications: persistent cough in some people can also be caused by the consumption of certain medical drugs, especially angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEinhibitors) that are commonly prescribed for patients with high blood pressure or heart failure.

although rarely chronic cough can be caused by lung cancer and heart failure but this is rare. if the symptoms of coughing are disturbing experienced for 3 weeks it is better to visit a doctor for further action. If the coughing continues, it should not be taken lightly. talk to your doctor immediately to find out the cause and get the right treatment. but because of this epidemic viru corona you can delay a while. anyone can do this drimah:

Expand the intake of fluids, especially warm drinks, such as water or tea. This is intended to thin the mucus that collects in the throat. Warm soup can be an option.
Suction cough relievers to relieve throat irritation.
If you suffer from stomach acid, it is recommended to avoid foods and beverages that trigger stomach acid, such as spicy foods, sour, mint, chocolate, and caffeine.
Avoid smoking and the environment of smokers, so that smoke does not settle in the lungs.
Keep the air moist to help expedite the respiratory tract. If this is not possible, take a shower with warm water or breathe hot steam. You can also use a humidifier.

Wear the mask anywhere
Enough rest

if you have done the above and do not get better, and your cough is really very disturbing to experience chest pain and shortness of breath after going to the doctor or the nearest hospital.


Thus the info that I can provide hopefully can help you


thank you


get well soon for your mother

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