Cough Accompanied By Black Phlegm?
Morning, I want to ask. This morning I suddenly coughed, coughed (just once) immediately came out like phlegm.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Black mucus in phlegm, if it is not preceded by consuming something black or dark, it is most likely caused by bleeding in the respiratory tract. This condition can occur due to various possibilities ranging from mild to severe, such as:
Bronchitis or viral infection of the bronchial airways Tuberculosis lung infection, usually accompanied by shortness of breath and fever Serious injuries due to injury or trauma to the chest area Fluid buildup in the lungs Pulmonary embolism Immune system disease Lung cancer
So of course it has to do with disease because black mucus is not supposed to come out when someone coughs. However, regarding the specifics of the disease, you should check directly with a general practitioner or pulmonologist regarding your complaint. Your doctor will need to dig up your medical history regarding the history of inhalation of cigarette smoke, accidents, other symptoms such as tightness, chest pain, etc., perform a brief physical examination using a stethoscope on the chest area, and supports such as x-rays, sputum tests and blood tests. The treatment that you will receive later depends on the results of this examination.
Meanwhile, avoid cigarette smoke, pollution and dust, drink lots of warm water, consume nutrient-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, and take regular breaks. So, hopefully it answers your question.