Cough With Phlegm Accompanied By Headaches And Body Discomfort?
Morning, I want to ask, it’s been 2 weeks I coughed up phlegm, but it’s been 4 days since the cough has decreased … but as of now, I still have phlegm, my head is still sore, my body feels bad, my nose is blocked and feels dizzy and weak … appetite does not decrease..and also feels chest tightness and breathing sounds like a wheezing .. breath is a doctor’s real illness? Answer please
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If you look at the complaints you convey, coughing, phlegm in the throat, headache, feeling unwell, nasal congestion, dizziness, weakness, decreased appetite, shortness of breath, and also wheezing may indicate that you have inflammation of the respiratory tract. , for example due to bronchitis.
Bronchitis itself occurs when the lower airway leading to the lungs, namely the bronchi, becomes inflamed. This condition can occur acutely or chronically. Your condition that has only lasted 2 weeks may indicate acute bronchitis. Often times, this condition occurs due to infection, especially viruses. This infection will cause the bronchial diameter to become narrow and mucus production to increase. As a result, the sufferer will experience coughing, phlegm in the throat, weakness, shortness of breath, fever, chills, chest discomfort, dizziness, headache, and various other complaints. Smokers, people with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), people with poor immune system, or also those who are frequently exposed to irritant substances to the respiratory tract (for example, related to work activities performed) are much more at risk of developing bronchitis.
Apart from bronchitis, your complaints may also arise due to other causes, such as tonsillopharyngitis, rhinosinusitis, pneumonia, bronchial asthma, GERD, other viral or bacterial infections, and so on.
Given that your complaint has been going on for quite a while, you should not let it drag on without proper handling. Check your complaint immediately to a doctor or an internal medicine specialist so that the doctor can give you the best management according to the cause of your complaint. In more severe conditions, doctors may also recommend that supporting examinations be carried out, such as X-rays, sputum tests, blood tests, and so on.
What you should do right now is:
Get plenty of rest for 6 to 8 hours a day Use a mask to cover your nose and mouth so you don't get harmful substances into your breath Increase consumption of foods rich in vitamin C Drink 2 to 3 liters of water a day Avoid smoking and smoke. Not screaming too often If there are substances that often trigger you to be allergic, avoid these triggers (for example dust, cold, pollen, animal hair) Routinely exercise so that your immune system is maintained.