Cough Symptoms That Last For 4 Days?

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Hi Doctor, I have been 4 days coughing, cough, I went to my clinic, because my cough really disturbed my activities, I want to ask the doctor. Thank you doctor

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Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.


Cough symptoms that last for 4 days can be categorized as an acute cough. There are several possibilities that can cause acute cough in adults, the most common include:

Upper respiratory tract infections, namely inflammation of the pharynx, tonsils, and / or larynx, complaints: coughing, swallowing pain, hoarseness, fever
Acute bronchitis, which is inflammation of the bronchial tubes located below the throat to the lungs, complaints: coughing, fever, shortness of breath
Pneumonia, which is inflammation of the lungs, is usually caused by a bacterial infection, complaints: cough, fever, shortness of breath, limp body
Acute exacerbation of asthma, which is a worsening episode of progressive asthma symptoms, is usually triggered by allergen exposure, complaints: tightness, coughing, and / or the sound of snaking breath

There are so many possibilities of types of drugs in the form of syrup and powder. Do not rule out the possibility that the syrup and capsule drugs that you want to take have the same active ingredient, so that adding doses without first consulting your doctor risks causing excessive consumption of certain drugs. This certainly can increase the risk of side effects of certain drugs.


If you feel that there has been no improvement since taking medication from the clinic, we recommend that you consult your doctor again. The doctor will evaluate the progress of the disease after treatment. If deemed necessary, the doctor may make adjustments to the type and dosage of the drug.


As a suggestion to help relieve cough symptoms, you are advised to take a few simple steps as follows:

Get enough rest
Drink plenty of water
Gargle with salt water about 3-4 times a day
Limit consumption of foods / drinks that can worsen coughs and strep throat, for example foods with textures that are difficult to swallow (biscuits and dry snacks), coffee, soda, alcohol, acidic foods / drinks
Choose foods that are warm, easy to swallow, and thoroughly cooked, for example warm oatmeal, warm soup

Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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