Doc, I want to ask. My mother has been experiencing a dry cough for several days accompanied by a slightly whitened tongue and less taste in food, but not with a fever. Why do you dock?
Hello Pjksm, Thank you for your question at HealthReplies.com.
Cough is actually a mechanism of the respiratory tract to deal with irritants that enter the respiratory tract such as dust, animal hair, other foreign objects, and mucus. With a cough, the respiratory tract tries to remove this irritant from the respiratory tract. However, cough that often occurs can be caused by certain medical conditions. Coughing can be distinguished into a dry cough and phlegm cough. Symptoms of cough can also be accompanied by other symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, wheezing, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, vomiting, bloating, easy belching, fatigue, swelling, and so on.
Dry cough experienced by your mother can be caused by:
bronchitis, which is inflammation of the main respiratory tract allergic to gastric acid, side effects of drugs such as the drug captopril There are several treatments that can be done by your mother:
multiply the consumption of water consume lemon water mixed with honey gargled with salt water or consume throat lozenges if you experience a sore throat resting sufficiently for 7-9 hours every day avoid exposure to dust, animal hair, and other air pollution limit consumption of spicy foods, acids, and oily If these symptoms do not improve for more than 2 weeks, or if there is a high fever (38C or more) for more than 3 days, please immediately take your mother to the nearest general practitioner so that the doctor can examine your mother (including blood tests and X-rays ) to ascertain the cause so that subsequent treatment can be determined by a doctor. However, if there are symptoms of shortness of breath that make it difficult to move, continue to vomit, and have difficulty eating and drinking at all to weakness and dehydration, please immediately bring your mother to the nearest hospital emergency room.
I hope this helps.