Cough Accompanied By Green Phlegm?
Good night late June until early July I cough until 1 week has not healed and on day 3/4 of my asthma recurrence (history of lung spots) to steam therapy. Then change doctors in 5 days starting to improve. Previously the doctor suggested to check phlegm to find out if TB positive then I went to the puskesmas to check but the doctor from the puskesmas said to check sputum can be done if coughing for more than 2 weeks. Yesterday began to cough again. but the phlegm only occasionally comes out green brown spots. does it identify a particular disease? thanks.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Coughing with green phlegm can mean any disease caused by a bacterial infection, such as tuberculosis or pneumonia due to a bacterial infection. Bacterial and viral infections due to any disease can trigger asthma sooner or later in people who do have asthma. And on the examination of tuberculosis at the puskesmas, especially if you use BPJS, all examinations must be based on the indications and indications of tuberculosis indeed if the cough has survived for at least 2 weeks, and often instead waits for at least 3 weeks. So what we want to say is that at this stage, your condition is still not specific, apart from the possibility that there is an infection there.
We suggest that if there is no phlegm in the previous examination, this time submit the information. Your doctor will probably ask you for sputum testing and if you do indeed have tuberculosis, it should be detected by this examination. You can also immediately check yourself with a pulmonary doctor, so that you can be given a more thorough examination, perhaps including an x-ray examination if necessary. What is clear is the point, whenever the medicine given by the doctor has run out and your complaints are still settled, immediately return to the doctor for evaluation of treatment.
Meanwhile, avoid dust, pollution, and cigarette smoke, multiply the consumption of warm water, may be mixed with lemon or honey, take a shower or soak with warm water, if you cough mostly at night, wear a blanket or adjust the temperature of the air conditioner so it is not too cold , apply warm balm on the chest, and immediately consult a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.