Coughing On Active Smokers?

Hello, I want to ask, my father before the Chinese New Year coughed with no phlegm up to 2 weeks, then 2 days after that my father was admitted to my paoa hospital said the doctor experienced deep sleep when in the test everything was all stable until the lungs I feared turned out it’s okay, after being discharged from the hospital my father returned to fit like normal and also returned to smoking after 2 days of non-smoking but when the coughing was phlegm like that, then sometimes the sound went away, what was the solution for an active smoker? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Siska!

Thank you for using the consulting service.

Cigarettes can cause damage to the cilia in the airways that serve to help expel foreign particles and germs out of the body. This is what causes active smokers very often encountered complaints of cough, both phlegm and phlegm. Phlegm can be an inflammatory condition in the airways (due to cigarette smoke), but it can also mean a bacterial infection. The hoarseness to disappear is a sign of inflammation in the airways that includes the vocal cords.

Some diseases that can cause these symptoms are such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema (COPD) and respiratory tract irritation. The solution of your father's condition is very dependent on the cause of the disease. Symptoms of coughing up phlegm and can not be reduced by the use of cough medicine, but as long as the cause has not been treated, the symptoms can reappear at any time. Quitting smoking is the most appropriate solution for your father's condition, because in addition to causing inflammation and damage to airway function to the lungs, it can also increase the risk of infection. If a bacterial infection has occurred, then another definitive solution is to use antibiotics, which should only be taken according to doctor's advice.

When a patient who is very active smokes and then stops smoking, usually initially will feel uncomfortable because they are used to the smoking habit. In addition, symptoms can occur that accompany, such as coughing slimy, heart palpitations, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and others. This normally occurs initially, but considering the many adverse effects that can be caused by smoking itself if continued, patients are encouraged to go through this process patiently and in discipline, because it will slowly improve by itself, for the sake of a better quality of life.

You can also read some tips for quitting smoking in this article.

If your father's cough is getting worse, or has started to be accompanied by fever, shortness of breath, phlegm that is greenish or yellowish, or accompanied by blood spots, weight loss, night sweats, don't hesitate to consult a general practitioner or pulmonary specialist.

So, hopefully you can help

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