Cough With Phlegm And Foamy Phlegm?
Hi. I am 16 years old. I’ve been coughing for about 3 months, coughing up phlegm but it’s just not so bad. In the beginning I used to vomit mucus and foam every morning, now not throwing up only sputum phlegm and it is only a little but thick clear and bubbly colored every cough, but when I take cough medicine phlegm I change color to milky white and very thick. I cough very often when there are people smoking near me, or after I drink water or when the room temperature is cold. When I cough my throat is very itchy, sounds like a loud dehaman to expel phlegm, tightness in the chest and pain when pressed in the pit of the stomach or under the rib cage. What to do? Thank you
Hello Kezia, thank you for the question.
Cough is a symptom that arises as a response of the body in the respiratory tract to irritation in the throat due to mucus, food, dust, smoke, cold air, and others. Some things that can cause coughing include.
Allergy upper respiratory tract infections Asthma TB pulmonary foreign bodies and so forth. A long-lasting cough can be caused by an infection of the airways or the lungs or it can also be due to repeated allergen exposure in patients with allergies. Coughing that is caused by allergies can sputum or not, when phlegm, phlegm is generally colored or white, does not cause other complaints such as high fever, weight loss, etc., and cough complaints usually arise after exposure to substances or ingredients that cause allergies. To determine the cause of the cough, you should consult a doctor to ascertain the cause of the cough so that treatment will be more appropriate. The doctor may suggest a blood test, sputum examination, allergy testing, etc. if necessary to ascertain the cause of the complaint. We recommend that you avoid cigarette smoke, dust, pollution, cold air, and other substances that cause coughing, keep the air clean at home, wear a mask when coughing, avoid eating foods that are greasy, too spicy, too acidic, or too hot, improve your diet so that it doesn't overdo it and trigger reflux. Observe carefully trigger cough that occurs and should be avoided, do not cough too hard or force a cough because it can cause sores in the throat and pressing on the abdominal organs so that it can cause pain especially when coughing. Do not forget to drink water, especially warm water to relieve cough, get enough rest, and eat healthy and nutritious food.
Thus, hopefully useful.