Coughing With Blood?
Hello. I want to consult this. I lately often cough but accompanied by blood, but I feel healthy, it’s okay. Why is EA asking for an explanation? Thank you …
Hello Rhiee, thanks for asking.
How long have you experienced this? How much blood comes out every time you cough? Coughing can mean a variety of things. Coughing is the body's reflex to expel foreign matter from the respiratory tract. Foreign objects can be in the form of dust, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, mucus, blood, etc. Cough can mark the process of infection, irritation, allergies, or aspiration. For irritation, for example when someone breathes in vapors of certain chemicals that cause irritation of the respiratory mucosa, or in people with GERD (acidic gastric juice that turns up into the throat). For allergies for example due to dust or flower pollen. For aspiration, for example when someone chokes. Because infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Infection can be acute or chronic and can affect the upper or lower respiratory tract.
If the blood that comes out when you cough is not too much, only looks like sputum in phlegm, then you are likely to have an acute infection of the upper respiratory tract. When you cough, the harder you experience coughing, the easier the respiratory mucosa of your respiratory tract will become so that the spotting of blood appears in sputum. Other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, for example; pharyngitis, tonsillitis, GERD, gastric ulcer, allergic rhinitis. If there is a lot of blood coming out, it is also possible that you have an infection in your lung tissue. Consult this matter with your doctor. Your doctor may examine blood samples in the lab and X-rays. If the X-ray results show suspicion of a lung infection, then the doctor may conduct a test to look for the possibility of pulmonary tuberculosis. The treatment certainly depends on the findings of the doctor's examination.
In the meantime you can try to drink lots of warm water, avoid sweet, oily, spicy, and sour foods. Avoid soft drinks and caffeinated. Stop the consumption of cigarettes and alcohol (if you consume both). Don't forget to wear a mask and wash your hands often, to avoid the possibility that you might infect others.
Hopefully this answer can provide additional information. Regards.