Coughing Up Phlegm Continuously Feels Tight In The Chest?
HELLO, ask me. My father has been coughing up phlegm for 2 weeks and keeps on coughing out phlegm, if the cough in my chest feels painful. My father is an active smoker. Is my father’s lungs have started abnormally, what is the treatment for this symptom.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints of cough with phlegm can mean many things, especially in smokers, among the possible diseases are:
Pneumonia or pneumonia Pleuritis or bronchiitis and bronchiectasis COPD tuberculosis infection or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
As for the chest that feels pain when coughing is natural, especially if the cough is hard. This is related to the coughing mechanism that puts pressure on the chest cavity. If the cough subsides, the chest pain will also disappear.
Our advice for your father now is to check him to the lung doctor for further examination. Your father's lung doctor will try to dig up his medical history, do a brief physical examination and support such as chest X-rays and sputum tests to further narrow down the possibility of his condition. Treatment will only be determined later after the direction of the disease is known.
Meanwhile, of course what must be done is to try to quit smoking. In addition, multiply the consumption of warm drinks such as tea mixed with honey or lemon, swimming, maintaining ideal body weight, adequate rest, and using a mask during coughing also do not throw spit / sputum carelessly. So, hopefully answering your question.