Handling Of Coughs That Never Heal?
Hello, my name is via the age of 18 since junior high I have a cough almost every day, and my asthma is also very frequent recurrence, and my immune system is lacking, often cold sweat, I have undergone Thorax PA examination for the second time, my Thorax result when this is still normal but there are white spots on Thorax’s photo, I want to know if this is dangerous for the future? And why my cough does not go away right?
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Does the "old" coughing complaint that occurs every day last more than 2 weeks?
There are several possibilities that can cause complaints of long coughs that last 2 weeks or more, including:
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), which is a lung infection disease by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, complaints in the form of long-standing coughs lasting 2 weeks or more, sweating especially at night, weight loss without apparent cause, and long-standing fever
Acute rhinosinusitis, which is inflammation of the nasal mucosa and sinuses around the nose, is called acute if it lasts less than 12 weeks; called chronic if more than 12 weeks, complaints in the form of thick snot that feels flowing behind the throat, cough, pain in the face, nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, headache
Asthma, which is a chronic inflammatory disease in the respiratory tract that results in excessive response, blockage, and limited air flow due to narrowing of the lower airways and buildup of mucus, complaints in the form of wheezing when exhaling, coughing that gets heavy at night, difficulty breathing, chest tightening , complaints weigh when exposed to risk factors such as dust, mites, cigarette smoke, exercise, airway infections, or emotional stress
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is a disease caused by the increase of stomach acid into the esophagus, pharynx and / or lungs, complaints of burning sensation in the pit of the stomach that rises to the back of the breastbone, bitter / acid in the mouth, lots of belching, fast bloating, nausea; aggravating complaints after eating or lying down)
Side effects of drugs, for example: high blood pressure medications antagonists to inhibit the angiotensin converting enzyme
Lung cancer, more common in old age, complains of a long cough that can be accompanied by blood, tightness, weight loss, body weakness
It is recommended that you see a doctor, internal medicine specialist, or pulmonary specialist so that proper evaluation and treatment can be done. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may plan a supplementary examination (eg sputum examination, chest x-ray, blood test) if an indication is found.
As a recommendation, you are advised to get enough rest, drink plenty of water, eat a balanced nutritious diet, and wear a mask when coughing. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.
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