Cough And Difficult Sputum?
night, i am a 22 year old male
Hello windi88, thanks for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Some causes of your complaint include:
Sinusitis allergy flu Acid reflux disease (GERD) Bronchitis Cough is the body's natural response to remove substances, particles or germs from the respiratory tract. Phlegm is a liquid produced by the body to maintain moisture from the respiratory tract and helps to expel particles or germs from the body. Excessive phlegm can be produced due to infection, allergies, or when smoking.
Some information is needed about your complaint, how long have you felt this complaint, do you have a history of allergies, what color is your sputum, whether there are complaints of shortness of breath, fever, runny nose, swallowing pain, or headache. It is better to consult with your doctor to find out the exact cause of your complaint, the doctor needs to dig deeper information, conduct a physical examination, laboratory examination, or X-ray examination to determine the exact cause of your complaint. Your doctor will give medication therapy such as sputum thinners or according to the cause of your disease.
If there are complaints such as shortness of breath, high fever for more than 3 days, difficulty in swallowing, weight loss, night sweats, or coughing up blood you should immediately go to the nearest health facility.
Some things you can do at home include:
Eat nutritious food and get enough rest. Eat at least 2 liters of water a day to help thin the phlegm. Avoid stress, excessive anxiety, or trigger from allergies. Avoid cigarettes or cigarette smoke. Hope this information can be useful for you.