Cough Medicine That Is Safe For Chemotherapy Patients?
Good evening doctor. I want to ask. What cough medicines are suitable and safe for people who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment? Undergo chemotherapy treatment due to lymphoma pain.Thank you doctor
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How old is the patient? How many cycles of chemotherapy have you taken?
Cough complaints that occur for less than 3 weeks (acute cough) in adults can be caused by several possibilities, which often include:
Upper respiratory tract infections (inflammation of the pharynx, tonsils, and / or larynx, symptoms: coughing, swallowing pain, hoarseness)
Acute bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchial tubes below the throat to the lungs, symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath)
Pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs, symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, body weakness)
Acute exacerbation of asthma (episodes of worsening progressive asthma symptoms, generally triggered by allergen exposure, symptoms: tightness, coughing, and / or the sound of snaking)
So that the underlying cause of complaints of cough can be known, it is necessary to do a more complete history of the history of the disease and physical examination by a doctor. Considering the condition of the patient who is undergoing chemotherapy, the patient should be consulted directly in advance with a specialist in internal medicine who treats the patient so that an evaluation can be made regarding the drugs that can be used. There are many types of chemotherapy drugs, each of which has its own pharmacological profile so that generalizations cannot be made regarding other drugs that do not cause interactions with the patient's chemotherapy drugs. It should be understood that the use of antibiotics in patients with complaints of cough only when there are indications that require consultation and prescription from a doctor first.
As a recommendation at home, patients can take a few simple steps, for example:
Get enough rest
Drink plenty of water
Consumption of balanced nutritious food
Minimization of contact with other cough sufferers
Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.