Explanation Of Shortness Of Breath And Cough With Phlegm Phlegm Shaped Like Jelly?
Good night,. I am 18 years old. I want to ask. Lately I often experience shortness of breath when I wake up. I also experienced a cough with phlegm where when I coughed out clear mucus that was rather opaque and shaped like jelly. Sometimes the mucus is shaped like a worm. That’s why huh? Please explain about how I feel this. Thank you,.
Phlegm is actually produced by the human body to protect the respiratory tract from inflammation or infection, so in normal conditions the body actually produces phlegm only in small amounts, when there is an infection or inflammation in the respiratory tract, the body will increasingly try to overcome it by increasing the production of the amount of sputum, as a result, discomfort will arise as phlegm increases.
The color and shape of phlegm can vary depending on various factors, such as the cause of the inflammation (gastric acid irritation, exposure to dust, smoke, chemicals) or infection (whether it is a virus or bacteria) and the presence or absence of injury to the respiratory tract
For example, in normal circumstances the color of phlegm produced is generally clear, allergic or viral infections can also increase the amount of sputum production even though the color remains clear. Then there is white sputum that can indicate the presence of conditions such as viral bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or due to inflammation caused by stomach acid. Then there are phlegm that is yellow or greenish tends to be caused by bacterial infection, sputum is brown, red, and dark red tends to occur due to bleeding, whereas if black sputum looks dark like gray or black it can occur due to conditions like those who often exposed to cigarette smoke, cystic fibrosis, pneumoconiosis or due to fungal infections. In addition to the color of the sputum, whether it is liquid or very thick, is affected by the humidity and the presence or absence of infection.
Although cough is a fairly common condition, if the cough does not heal or heal by itself after more than 3 days Luthfinia is expected to go to the nearest doctor, to ensure that the cough that is experienced is not a cough that is difficult to heal and can develop become more severe conditions if not treated immediately, such as tuberculosis and pneumonia for example.
As for some things that Luthfinia can do as the first treatment is, drink warm water that has been mixed with a little salt (1/4 teaspoon for 250 ml of water), or can also use 2 teaspoons of honey mixed in warm water and lemon juice , consuming a few pieces of pineapple can also help to relieve coughing and thin the phlegm. However, if his condition gets worse or does not improve Luthfinia is expected to see a doctor
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