Cough For More Than 2 Weeks, Can You Check Into The ENT?
I have had more than 2 weeks of colds, colds and coughs. Colds flu has recovered, but the cough is like an incomplete cure. Sometimes there is a tickling in the throat that makes a cough. Can you check into the ENT, because there is no lung specialist at the hospital near the house? R nThanks😊
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Coughs and colds can occur due to various factors. Often, with good endurance, coughs and colds will heal by themselves in less than 1-2 weeks without the need for special treatment. However, if the cough does not improve until more than 2 weeks, you should indeed check yourself directly to the doctor. Even general practitioners have competence in diagnosing and managing coughs that do not heal. Some additional examinations, such as blood tests, x-rays, sputum tests, endoscopy, etc. can also be done by a doctor so that the handling needs to be clear so that the cough subsides. Furthermore, doctors can also refer you to the right specialist, can be a specialist in internal medicine, lung specialist, or also ENT specialist.
Some possibilities that often cause a cough that does not go away are allergies, irritations, to infections of the respiratory tract. Not only that, coughing can also occur due to reflux (backflow) of stomach acid, drug side effects, aspiration (choking), or inflammation of the airways due to other causes.
In addition to seeing a doctor, you also need to apply the following steps so that the cough subsides:
Set your diet:
Reduce greasy food
Also reduce foods and cold drinks and contain artificial sweeteners
Expand drinks and foods with warm temperatures
Expand fruit that is rich in vitamin C
Don't shout or talk too much
Use a mask when in a polluted environment
Use an air humidifier in the room to avoid exposure to dry air
Don't smoke, stay away from the smoke too
Get more exercise and regular breaks
Hope this helps ...