Coughing With Blood For 2 Weeks With Spots On The Lungs?
my boyfriend has been coughing for 2 weeks and sometimes he has dry phlegm, and yesterday he coughed up blood, his parents had a history of bronchitis, after he was taken, it turned out that his lungs had spots, he never coughed with fever or night sweats. he is neither a smoker nor a drinker, neither is a drug. Do you think he has bronchitis or what?
Hello Linda, thanks for asking.
Coughing can be caused by many things. For example, exposure to cigarette smoke, air pollution, certain chemical fumes, and so on. Of course cigarette smoke does not have to come from the smoke itself, but it can also come from the environment. Besides coughing can certainly be caused by infection. The causes are very diverse, can be viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. Coughing can occur due to infections in the upper respiratory tract or lower respiratory infections including lung tissue infections. Cough can occur both acute and chronic.
In addition, coughing can also be caused by atopic reactions. Atopy is a person's tendency to have an allergic reaction to an object or condition. For example in people with allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, or bronchitis. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi that can be caused by allergic reactions or infections. Therefore, it is not always contagious.
If the cough has been going on for more than 2-3 weeks, it's best to consult a doctor. Lung marks indicate mucus or a non-air substance that fills the air sacs in the lungs. The mucus can be caused by infection or not. Therefore, you should consult with a lung doctor. The doctor may suggest to have a TB test or other investigations such as a CT scan or MRI may be done. Sometimes the doctor will give a wide range of antibiotics for several weeks and assess whether there is improvement in symptoms. If not, then the doctor must do another examination to find the cause of cough.
In the meantime, use a mask both indoors and outdoors. Stay away from smoke and pollution as much as possible. Improve ventilation and irradiation of rooms and homes.
Hopefully you can find a solution soon. Regards.