Cough And Recurrence Of Tightness, Accompanied By Sneezing
Good afternoon, doctor. I want to ask why my mother’s cough has not healed. Start coughing from March 11, 2020 until now, March 29, 2020. I will write the chronology below:
Thank you for the question.
Cough and recurrence of tightness, accompanied by sneezing, necks like blocked, and more sensitive when you smell odors to your mother the possibility of triggers can be many, for example:
Pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat)
Laryngitis (inflammation of the voice box)
Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways leading to the lungs)
Other factors, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, asthma, tuberculosis, pneumonia, pleural effusion, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, gastritis, congestive heart failure, psychological disorders, the influence of drugs (for example anti-hypertensive drugs), sinusitis, etc.
Viral or bacterial infections (including Corona virus) can also be a factor behind some of the conditions above. However, depending on which organ is attacked, of course the clinical symptoms can be different. Your mother should be wary of contracting COVID-19 (a disease due to the Corona virus) if it has been in contact with a patient or suspect of COVID-19, and lives or has gone to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19. If not, it seems that the potential for contracting the disease is quite small.
Our advice, if indeed your mother's condition does not improve with the handling of a doctor, you check her back to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine. Later he might be advised to undergo an x-ray examination, sputum test, blood test, throat swab, or other supporting tests as an effort to determine the appropriate management.
In the meantime, your mother can first do the following tips:
Isolate yourself at home, don't leave the house unless it's an emergency, don't also carelessly exchange personal belongings with others, keep your distance from others, including family members
Drink plenty of warm water and eat warm food
Don't eat cold food, artificial sweets, and oily yet
Eat regularly, small portions but often
Stay away from things that often make you allergic, such as pollen, animal hair, cold, dust mites, and so on
Don't smoke anymore, stay away from the smoke too
Use a mask while still coughing
Make sure the environment around you remains clean
Hope this helps ...