Cough With Headache And Difficulty Sleeping At Night?

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I want to ask what are the symptoms of the reappearance of pneumonia because I have been on treatment for 6 months until it’s finished but now my cough has recurred and I feel dizzy because I don’t get enough sleep at night does that lead to the reappearance of my pneumonia

1 Answer:

Hi Alya,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Coughing is not always caused by pneumonia. Coughs can also arise due to other factors, the most common being allergies or acute respiratory infections (ARI).

Cough that occurs due to pneumonia is generally characterized by phlegm that is yellowish, greenish, or accompanied by blood. In addition, patients also often experience other complaints, such as fever, sweating, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, decreased appetite, weakness, and so on. Pneumonia can be caused by aspiration or by infection (usually bacterial, fungal, or viral). Pneumonia that has been declared cured, can indeed relapse if the causative factor is not handled properly.

However, as explained above, coughing does not always result from pneumonia. Likewise with the dizziness you experience. If you do not get enough sleep, then of course you can feel dizzy. In addition, dizziness can also occur due to anemia (low blood hemoglobin), hypotension (low blood pressure), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), other viral or bacterial infections, and so on.

If your cough and dizziness have lasted less than 3 days without other signs of pneumonia as mentioned above, you can first try the following efforts to overcome them:

Use a mask to prevent the inhalation of dust or other harmful particles into the respiratory tract. Avoid cold, dust mites, pollution, and other allergens. Drink plenty of warm water. Also, eat lots of warm soups, and fruits rich in vitamin C. Avoid cigarettes and their smoke. Rest regularly. Be diligent in exercising. However, if the cough does not improve, try to see a doctor for further evaluation. If it is true that recurrent pneumonia is suspected, the doctor can perform further tests, such as sputum tests, x-rays, blood tests, and so on.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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