Difficulty Removing Phlegm During Sputum Examination To Diagnose TB?
Good morning..rn4 months ago I was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and just today I was asked to do a sputum test, but I’m having a hard time getting rid of phlegm.rnIs this normal, because I am diligent in drinking water and taking care of myself. dietary habit.?
Tuberculosis or tuberculosis infection is a chronic infection. TB germs themselves can attack the lungs and also other body parts such as glands, coolies, bones and so on.
Sputum examination is one of the examinations used to detect the presence of this disease and also to evaluate the results of the treatment carried out. Sputum itself is a fluid that comes from the respiratory tract which is composed of many things such as respiratory fluid, germs, dead cells and others.
People with TB usually get phlegm, especially when they wake up in the morning. You can vomit your phlegm at these times. If you are having trouble removing phlegm, it's a good idea to check with your doctor. The doctor will evaluate your condition, and may add medication to help expel the phlegm for you if needed.
I hope this helps.