Cough With Phlegm That Doesn’t Go Away For 5 Months?
Hello, I want to ask? I am 18 years old and I have complaints of dry cough, sometimes with phlegm and it’s been about 5 months that the cough hasn’t gone away even though I’ve checked into a pulmonary hospital but the doctor said it’s asthma even though I don’t have asthma and I also have asthma. I was given asthma medicine but still the medicine has not been effective until now and sometimes my chest hurts because I cough too much I think I really have asthma or have other symptoms, please reply, okay?
Long cough (> 2 weeks) can be caused by =
pulmonary infections such as tuberculosis. Bronchiectasis. Whooping cough allergy. Lung tumors. Lung cancer Drug side effects. Pulmonary edema. Smoker. To understand it better it is necessary to examine it carefully. Physical and medical tests such as X-rays, blood tests, allergy tests, CT SCAN. This will allow a pulmonologist to determine the cause of your persistent cough and determine the appropriate treatment.
Coughing itself is a body mechanism to clear your respiratory tract.
In order to reduce the frequency of coughing you can use several things, namely =
drink warm water. Avoid exposure to excessive cold temperatures or sudden changes in weather. Avoid foods that can irritate coughs. Avoid smoke and cigarettes. Take cough medicine according to your cough type. I hope this helps.