Coughing For More Than 2 Weeks And Flu With Blood Spots Coming Out Of The Snot?
Hello, I am a TB patient and a few weeks ago I was declared cured, but after 3-4 weeks I got typhoid, since I had typhoid I also coughed but didn’t bleed for almost 15 days and I immediately checked for TB immediately to the doctor who treated me, then I was given medicine and my cough went away but after a few days the flu appeared and sometimes blood stains in my snot, according to the doctor, did I get TB again or was it resistant?
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Although it often occurs due to TB (tuberculosis), coughing for more than 2 weeks can also occur due to other causes, for example:
Allergic Rhinosinusitis (inflammation of the nose and sinuses) Tonsiolopharyngitis (inflammation of the tonsils and throat) Chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi) Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma) Lung cancer (malignant tumors in the lung parenchyma) Congestive heart failure, etc. Your snot also has many possible causes. The most common is related to the process of blowing the nose that is too hard or irritation of the nose due to too often picking it up. It could also be, the flu with blood in the snot appears due to sinusitis, nasal polyps (benign tumors), entry of foreign objects into the nose, cancer of the nasal cavity or throat, side effects of drugs, blood clotting disorders, and so on.
Indeed, TB patients who have already undergone treatment and are declared cured can still experience TB again. In medical terms, this condition is known as relapsed TB. This chance of recurrence is higher if you have close contact with other TB sufferers who have not received treatment, or have only received treatment for less than 2 months, live in a densely populated environment, ventilation and lighting in your residence are not good, or also have problems with your immune system ( e.g. due to HIV).
If at this time your cough has healed with regular cough medicine, it is likely that the complaints you are experiencing are not due to relapsed TB, but are more likely to be caused by allergies or ARI (acute respiratory infection). However, if you want to be sure, you should immediately consult a doctor, okay?
To relieve the flu, you should first avoid your body from being exposed to allergens, such as cold temperatures, dust mites, pollen, and so on. Wear a mask to prevent harmful particles from entering the respiratory tract. Get plenty of rest, drink warm water, and eat warm food too. Eat lots of fruit that is rich in vitamin C. Don't smoke and don't blow your nose too often, or pick your nose excessively.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah