Cough With Phlegm?
I want to ask my father Coughing is hard, it is difficult to expel phlegm, if the cough feels stomach ache also, then the sputum that comes out is thick. What symptoms do you have? Then how is the right handling?
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Coughing is a response of the body to expel foreign matter and prevent singly objects entering the respiratory tract. The cause of cough itself varies depending on how the type of brow, color of phlegm, stone duration, and other accompanying symptoms.
But I will try to describe some of the causes of coughing, namely:
Bronchitis - inflammation of the lining of the bronchial wall characterized by thick and large phlegm, coughing experienced usually more than 1 month and have risk factors for smokers Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - inflammation of the lungs marked with a long cough with green or yellow sputum , shortness of breath, shortness of breath, and sometimes breath sounds. This is usually caused by smoking, or often exposed to irritants such as pollution. Pneumonia - infection of the lungs that is characterized by coughing and shortness of breath and fever. If your father has a risk factor for smoking then it leads to bronchitis or obstructive pulmonary disease. So my advice is, immediately consult your father to the pulmonary doctor so that tests can be carried out such as rongten and blood tests.
There are several things that can be done at home to reduce symptoms, namely: avoid smoking, avoid exposure to cigarette smoke, wear masks, maintain a healthy pattern of food.
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