Dietary Restrictions When Coughing Up Phlegm?
I want to ask, is it true that when you have a cough with phlegm you cannot eat white bread and milk? I get confused at breakfast, even not to eat breakfast
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We understand your complaints and concerns.
Coughing is a body reflex when the respiratory tract is attacked by a foreign object. Cough has a function that is beneficial to the body, especially the respiratory system, because with a cough, foreign objects that enter the respiratory tract can be removed. Likewise with the mucus or fluid in the respiratory tract, if allowed to accumulate and inhibit the airway, therefore coughing is useful for pushing the fluid / mucus trapped in the airways. However, although coughing has a good function for the body, there are times when cough becomes an opponent that must be removed from the body.
Some of the causes of coughing can be caused by:
The presence of foreign matter entering the airway
Viral infections such as colds / coughs and colds
Bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis
Related to the cough you feel, how long have you experienced coughing up phlegm? Is it accompanied by other symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, fever, and sore throat? If so, then you are likely to experience ARI. ARI / upper respiratory tract infections are several types of infections that can occur in the upper respiratory tract, such as colds / common cold (cough colds), pharyngitis, laryngitis to bronchitis. Often the cause of this infection is a virus and is easily transmitted. ARI can generally heal by itself along with an increase in endurance, so it does not require special treatment unless there are more severe symptoms.
Coughing is not accompanied by other complaints and lasts less than 14 days generally also caused by a viral infection. In contrast to coughing up phlegm accompanied by significant weight loss, night sweats, mild fever that is often felt, body weakness, decreased appetite, etc. it could be that tuberculosis infection is attacking the lungs.
Related to your question, white bread and milk are not taboo for cough sufferers. Foods that stimulate the throat such as cold water, spicy, fried foods, etc. can irritate the throat and trigger a more severe cough.
Do not hesitate to do a consultation and examination to your nearest doctor to get the right treatment for your cough.
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