Coughing With Blood For 2 Days, Is It A Serious Problem?
good afternoon .. I want to ask, at first my friend got a cold and now I have a cough now, but the medicine still doesn’t have any changes, even replace the cough medicine, itchy throat, dry cough, phlegm, but it’s hard to get out of the throat and chest because the cough continues, coughing becomes more frequent when at night, during the day it is rare and already 2 days coughing with rather bright red blood. That’s why yeah, what my lungs feared because my friend really smokes, likes to stay up late at night too, but for smoking, how many days is it stopped? ask for clarification and how to do it?
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Old cough is a response of the respiratory system to the process of inflammation and / or infection of the respiratory tract that occurs more than 2 weeks or 4 weeks. The presence of this inflammation, causing uncomfortable airways, coughing, respiratory tract mucus, and sometimes tissue damage and rupture of blood vessels.
While coughing up blood, showing complaints of cough accompanied by blood in the mucus of the airways and often accompanied by complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath.
Some of the conditions below can cause cough complaints:
1. respiratory infections
2. lung tissue infection or pneumonia
3. Pulmonary tuberculosis
4. strep throat
In connection with your question, the presence of complaints of coughing up blood felt by your friend, indicates an inflammatory process in the respiratory tract and the presence of broken blood vessels, so that blood can mix with phlegm when coughing. This condition can cause a decrease in body weight, anemia, until the body feels weak. Therefore, conducting an examination and evaluation directly with a family doctor or a lung specialist will help find out the cause of the complaint your friend feels.
Without a direct examination, the doctor cannot know the patient's clinical condition and cannot conduct a physical examination or radiological examination to help establish the diagnosis to find out the cause.
Thus, you should advise your friends to immediately see a doctor for the recovery process and treatment as indicated.
If you have stopped smoking now, then this should be maintained even if the patient has recovered. And during the period of treatment and treatment of complaints of coughing up blood, patients should avoid instant food, packaged drinks, fried foods, and avoid sleeping late.
Thus we can convey the info.