Cough With Phlegm And Feel Heavy In The Chest?

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Hello, I want to ask about coughing up phlegm. My cough has entered week 3, and there are countless syrups and tablets given by doctors. Had also used a nebulizer when going to the hospital because the cough was heavy, fever 2 days, sputum was difficult to come out and had difficulty sleeping (this happened in week 1). Entering week 2, coughing is still but more plong is not as heavy as in the previous week, and phlegm starts easily coming out, sleep is also not a problem. But in this 3rd week, suddenly everything returned like week 1. With the frequency of coughing more often, the chest feels heavy, but sputum can come out. Sputum color is sometimes white bubbly and thick, but if it starts with a feeling of heaviness in the chest usually sputum will be light green (usually in the morning).

1 Answer:

Hello Krisma,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Cough with white phlegm thick to greenish, fever, difficulty sleeping, chest feels heavy, itchy throat, until vomiting is likely to indicate infection of the respiratory tract. However, this infection can occur along the respiratory tract, starting from the top to the bottom, such as rhinosinusitis, tonsillopharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, bronchhiolitis, pneumonia, and so on. This infection can occur due to viruses or bacteria that generally enter the respiratory tract through inhalation of other respiratory tract mucus splashes. The accumulation of excess phlegm in the throat due to this infection can clearly trigger nausea and vomiting. This is only natural as the body's effort to expel the phlegm.


In addition to respiratory infections, a series of complaints that you experience may also indicate an allergic reaction or irritation of the respiratory tract, gastroesophageal reflux disease, lung cancer, drug side effects, gastritis, peptic ulcers, congestive heart failure, and there are many other possibilities.


If this complaint has lasted a long time, to interfere with activities and reduce the quality of your sleep, it means you need to consult yourself directly to a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine. For more severe cases, not just interviews and physical examinations, often doctors will also recommend supporting tests, such as laboratories, x-rays, sputum testing, ultrasound, to endoscopy if necessary.


At home, we urge you not to take any medication before going to the doctor. Perform the first few natural treatment steps as follows:

Drink more warm water
Do not always consume cold foods and drinks, artificial sweetness, seizure, oily
Also multiply the consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C, for example, citrus, guava, strawberry, make beets, sprouts
Eat a variety of nutritious foods that are easily digested
After eating, do not lie down immediately, give a gap of 3-4 hours
Don't smoke, stay away from the smoke too
Get plenty of rest, sleep early in time
Diligent exercise so that the immune system increases
Use a mask if you are active in a dirty and polluted environment, this is also useful to minimize the risk of transmission
Minimize contact with fans and air conditioners, use an air humidifier to increase the humidity in the room where you live

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