Cough For More Than 2 Weeks?

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I have been coughing up phlegm for more than 2 weeks. But no fever or fever, normal appetite. The first week of taking regular over-the-counter cough medicine, because it hasn’t healed, then go to the doctor. According to the doctor, I am allergic to bad weather. I was given a prescription syrup and an antibiotic capsule. The cough is getting less and less every day, but for some reason I feel like the phlegm is thickening and it’s getting harder to come out. (When I was still taking over the counter medicine, the phlegm was easier to come out and was a bit greenish in color, but I kept on coughing. After taking the doctor’s medicine, the cough was reduced, but the phlegm was hard to come out and was clear and white in color. Now after 2 weeks, the cough is much less (only occasionally) ), but the phlegm still feels lumpy inside. I can’t sleep on my back so I sit in a sitting position, I suddenly wake up and cough. Stomach acid rises sometimes I feel like throwing up. My chest also hurts because I keep coughing. The doctor’s medicine is almost finished. My question : 1. I have a normal cough for 2 weeks, right? (Only allergies and not due to certain diseases) 2. Do I need to go to the doctor again or just treat it at home?

1 Answer:

Dear Clara,

Cough is a disease that can affect anyone at any age. Coughing can be caused by mild to severe causes. There are several conditions that can underlie a person's cough, if the cough does not go away within 2 weeks. Some of them include:

cough caused by infection with tuberculosis (TB) cough caused by damage to lung tissue due to cigarette smoke/pollution, namely in COPD, cough caused by an allergic reaction around lung cancer. other symptoms such as weight loss, night sweats, and decreased appetite. Similarly, COPD can be accompanied by shortness of breath. To find out what condition you are experiencing, it is important to directly check your condition back to the doctor, especially if the treatment given is still not effective. Here we attach an article about coughs. May be useful.

dr. N. K. Arief

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