Dry Cough Sometimes Spits Clear Phlegm
Hello, my doctor is 22 years old, almost a week I have a dry cough sometimes accompanied by clear phlegm and worse when I wake up with phlegm and breath sounds but again subsided a few hours later, when I was 17 years old I experienced a shortness of breath like pneumonia, wheezing while sleeping, the dry cough started to ache and became a severe cough with phlegm after more than 1 week, and now I am afraid it will happen again, but now I am not short of breath. Only the breath sometimes sounds and stimulates the nose coughing is not blocked. . I am confused, choose a cough medicine that has phlegm or no phlegm, yes, or I have bronchitis, doc?
Thank you for the question.
A dry cough, phlegm and breath sounds, if it's been repeated before, it could indicate that you have asthma. This asthma occurs when the lower airway becomes inflamed, until finally the diameter narrows and the mucus is overproduced. This condition is closely related to genetic and environmental factors (for example when exposed to dust, cold, smoke, pollen, and other air substances).
Aside from asthma, your complaints may also be caused by bronchitis, bronchhiolitis, pneumonia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, weak heart, congestive heart failure, tonsillopharyngitis, foreign body aspiration, drug side effects, and so on.
If it really does not appear annoying tightness, you should not panic in response to this. To improve, the following steps you can do first:
Stay away from things that might make you allergic
Use a mask
Take a shower with warm water, wash your hands often with soap
Expand to rest at home, do not come out without urgent reasons
Improve the cleanliness of your home
Stay away from pollution, smoke, dust and other things that can irritate the airways
Eat regularly, but first reduce foods that are cold, oily, and artificial sweetness
Drink plenty of warm water
Don't talk too much or scream too much
Don't take any medicine
However, if your complaint feels worse, appearing shortness or high fever that bothers you, or if you feel you've been in contact with sufferers / suspects of COVID-19, you should go to see a doctor directly. If necessary, the doctor can direct you to further check with the ENT doctor or internal medicine.
Hope this helps ...