Foreign Object Coming Out While Coughing?
Night .. sorry I want to ask you twice this time when I coughed out an object. The shape and color are like tartar, but soft and it doesn’t smell when I press it .. what is that? Enlightenment please … thanks
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Coughing is a reflex from the respiratory tract that aims to remove foreign objects that interfere with the respiratory tract. Often coughs have a good function to keep the airway clean, but coughing can also be a sign of a disorder / disease that attacks the respiratory system. Apart from the cough reflex, the respiratory tract also has a defense system by producing mucus / fluid. Mucus is produced by epithelial cells along the respiratory tract, and contains immunoglobulins to fight infectious germs that enter the body.
Related to your question, the foreign object that comes out when you cough is a real form of the actual cough function, which is removing foreign objects that may interfere with the respiratory tract. Any foreign object can interfere with the airway, from dust or small particles that are inhaled while breathing, to larger objects such as food scraps that can enter the throat. Don't worry if you find a foreign object that comes out when you cough, because this is a natural mechanism that occurs in your body.
It is necessary to obtain more complete information regarding the cough you are experiencing, to determine whether a cough is normal as a defense mechanism against foreign objects, or a cough due to an underlying disease such as an upper respiratory infection or lower respiratory tract infection. If necessary, consult directly to a doctor for complete information and examination. I have submitted so much information, hope it helps