Coughing Up Phlegm For Almost 1 Month?
Hello, I have a complaint of coughing up phlegm. Initially my throat had a sore throat and before that I had not recovered from a cold. Then a week later I started coughing up phlegm with a cold. after 2 weeks the cold recovered. But the cough with phlegm still lasts more than 2 weeks, it’s almost 1 month. Sometimes the cough is severe to the point of hoarseness accompanied by a cold. Has been examined at the clinic and took various kinds of drugs, actifed, obh, cough medicine for mother and child, and medication from the clinic.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Chronic cough or cough that lasts for a long period of time, can occur due to various possibilities, including:
Chronic bronchitis COPD Asthma Allergy Smoking TB Pneumonia Bronchiolitis Bronchiectasis Drug side effects
And actually there are many other possibilities. To be able to determine this, it still has to be confirmed again through the exploration of history and risk factors, symptoms, physical examination, and support such as X-rays and CT scans or laboratory examinations if needed. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you check yourself with a lung doctor. By seeing a pulmonary doctor, all of these possibilities can be considered, and the treatment you will get can be more targeted.
Meanwhile, what you can do is avoid cigarette smoke, dust, and pollution, make sure the environment where you work or live is clean, multiply the consumption of warm water, avoid sweet and oily foods, consume tea mixed with honey or lime juice, and rest well enough. So, hopefully answering your question.