Cough With Runny Nose And Clear Phlegm And Pain To The Back?

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Hi, I want to ask, a few months ago I felt at first coughing ” + runny nose + sneezing ” last morning I went to the doctor he said I have cold allergies, etc. then I rarely feel like that but in recent weeks I have symptoms of coughing up clear phlegm + when I cough it itches into my back sometimes I also feel pain in my back, do you think “why? Please explain.

1 Answer:

Hi @Sasa,

Cough is a natural reaction of the body when there is a disturbance in the respiratory tract which is a reaction to expel the disorder. Cough itself is a symptom that can be caused by many things, one of which is due to disorders of the respiratory tract, either allergic reactions, infections or trauma or impact.

For this reason, it is necessary to pay attention to the cough that arises, the conditions that trigger the cough, the symptoms that accompany the cough. If the cough is accompanied by pain in the back, this can occur because when coughing the body uses the respiratory muscles in the chest and back so that if you cough continuously the muscles can tense up and cause pain.

To overcome cough, several efforts can be made such as increasing fluid intake, avoiding allergens such as cigarette smoke, cold air, dust, air pollution, plant powders and others, you can also consume honey water mixed with lemon to reduce coughing, sleep with a higher body position, and use cough medicine according to your cough type whether phlegm or not where coughing with phlegm can be used as an expectorant or phlegm thinner.

If the cough does not improve, there is shortness of breath, it gets worse, accompanied by chest pain, cough mixed with blood, fever, weight loss, a lump appears in the neck, immediately consult a doctor to find out the cause, a physical examination will be carried out later, such as a blood lab, photos X-rays, check sputum samples, spirometry, bronchoscopy or other necessary examinations.

Hope it is useful,

dr. Adi P.

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