Cough More Than 2 Months?
Night, I am a 24 year old woman. About 4 years ago, I had a cough for almost a month after seeing a doctor, and I recovered. The following year I had the same cough for a month, the doctor said I had an allergic cough. After receiving treatment I recovered. So 2 years later I relapsed again, this time it’s been more than 2 months, 2x to the doctor and even given antibiotics I didn’t recover either. Finally I came to the second doctor who specialized in internal medicine, my lungs were x-rays but the doctor said my lungs were in good condition. The doctor gave me medicine, it’s been 3 days for me to drink it, it’s not getting better but it looks like it’s getting worse. I am afraid that it will end up with lung cancer. Because my neighbor was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was given TB medication, it turned out that the end result was stage 4 lung cancer and finally it couldn’t be helped. What does my case doctor think? What should I do, I became very restless and uneasy
A cough that lasts more than 2 weeks does require more in-depth examinations such as a lung X-ray, sputum test (if any) and other tests if needed. With a good examination, it is hoped that the doctor can find out the cause of your complaint and provide appropriate treatment so that your complaint subside.
If you have taken an X-ray and it is stated that it is fine then ideally there is no chance of lung cancer developing in you. Avoid making opinions that have no clear basis.
Because your condition has not improved, you should go back to the doctor. If necessary, consult a pulmonary doctor for more specific results.
A prolonged cough can occur in cases of:
Whooping cough - 100 days cough caused by a bacterial infection. This disease will last approximately 100 days even with treatment.
Allergic cough, cough that occurs due to allergic effects. as long as allergens are not avoided then this condition will not improve.
TB, generally will provide symptoms of cough with phlegm> 2 weeks, weight loss, night sweats and coughing up blood.
Drug side effects.
Do repeat consultation with your doctor for the best results.
In reducing complaints, you can use several tips such as:
Get plenty of water, and avoid sugary foods or drinks.
Avoid foods that trigger coughs.
Use a mask when outdoors.
Avoid furry toys.
Clean the bedroom so that it is free of mites and dust.
Change pillowcases, sheets and blankets once a week.
Take cough medicine according to your cough type.
I hope this helps.