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Previously I ate sour vegetables, sambal u0026amp; drink ice water, eat salak salad. cough right away. after eating coughing hot and cold, at first the sputum is normal in color. After half an hour of coughing I coughed hard to expel phlegm, but the sputum had a little blood spotting. after that the coughing disappeared and the heat in his chest began to disappear. Previously family at home was coughing colds. the question is whether my cough is dangerous … ??

1 Answer:

Hello Onihochan,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Coughing after consuming acidic, spicy, and also cold foods may be caused by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This condition occurs when the smooth muscle ring that borders the lower esophagus with the upper stomach fails to close completely, causing some of the acid from the stomach to reflux (backflow) and irritate the esophagus. This condition can not only cause coughing, but also pain, heat, tightness, phlegm, lumps, nausea, bloating, and even vomiting. Esophageal irritation and cough that is too hard can cause blood spots when coughing. This is not always dangerous. However, if left without proper treatment, several sources claim GERD can increase the risk of malignancy.


Some other conditions can also cause coughing up blood, and pain and heat in the chest as you experience now, for example bronchitis, pneumonia, ISPA (acute respiratory infection), lung cancer, gastritis, peptic ulcers, gastric cancer, and so on .


Try to overcome your complaint first with the following tricks:

Reduce the consumption of foods that are too acidic, spicy, and also cold
Also reduce foods that are oily, greasy, and excessive gassing
Don't consume caffeinated drinks first
Eat food that is easily digested, in small portions, but often (3-5 portions a day)
Do not go to sleep or lie down after eating
Do not use clothes that are too tight in his stomach
Compress the chest that feels uncomfortable with warm water
Don't smoke or consume alcohol
Do not also take any medication without consulting a doctor first
Use a mask if you are active in a dirty, dusty and polluting environment
If there are things that make you allergic, keep yourself away from the allergen

However, if the above steps have not been successful in alleviating your complaints, immediately check yourself directly to the doctor or specialist in internal medicine so that the best treatment is given, okay?


I hope this helps.

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