Coughing Has Been A Week Of Possible Recurrence Of Bronchopneumonia?
Doctor, this is my son. He has a history of bronco pneumoni and was hospitalized – + 2 weeks ago. Now, coughing colds again almost a week, has been brought to the doctor but still still coughing, whether the bronco pneumoni can recur again? I am afraid if I relapse again and have to be hospitalized again … will the cough that lasts for almost a week be a symptom of a recurrence of bronco pneumoni?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also concerned about your child's condition. Bronchopneumonia is one of the diseases of the airways that can occur in children and the elderly, especially because of their low immune system. This condition is the main symptom of coughing, so it is not specific and can be confused with other diseases. The cause of this condition can be due to bacterial, viral and fungal infections. So regarding your question, this disease can indeed occur more than once because there are many causes and the body does not form special immunity like smallpox.
Then, for complaints of coughing colds during the week experienced by your child, in addition to bronchopneumonia, other possibilities should also be considered such as:
ARI or acute respiratory infection
And many other possibilities depend on the results of the examination. We suggest that if your child's condition does not improve, you immediately take him to the pulmonary doctor for further examination. The doctor may later conduct additional investigations such as ultrasound and sputum testing if your child can expel phlegm. This kind of test is important to narrow the possibilities and determine the best treatment for him.
Meanwhile, help cure your child by keeping him away from dust, pollution, cigarette smoke, meeting his nutritional needs, keeping himself clean and the environment, always washing the hands of all family members, and immediately see it to the doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.