Handling Of Dry Cough For Old Age?
Good night, my father has been coughing dry for about one month until now he hasn’t recovered, he has also been checked out by the doctor, he said he has a normal cough, he has taken various cough medicines from the doctor, dispensary or herbal medicine samples have been done … but still he still coughs, ,, please the solution. Thanks
Hello Trinda, thank you for the question.
Coughing is a symptom that arises as the body's reaction to expel mucus or foreign matter in the airway. This excessive mucus production can be caused by inflammation, viral or bacterial infections, allergic reactions, and so forth. Some diseases that cause cough include:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, usually occurs in smokers.
Bacterial infections, such as tuberculosis
The flu, most often caused by a viral infection, is usually accompanied by a runny nose, sneezing, and fever.
Asthma, coughing is usually accompanied by the sound of wheezing due to narrowing of the airways.
Pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs, where coughing up phlegm accompanied by shortness of breath / difficulty breathing, due to increased mucus production in the lungs
Several factors increase the risk of prolonged coughing, including smokers because the chemicals in cigarettes can irritate the airways and lungs and can cause narrowing of the airway so that it stimulates coughing and causes shortness of breath if it lasts a long time, has allergic diseases, is often exposed chemicals that can irritate the airways, or have close contact with people who have similar complaints. To find out the cause of the cough, you should consult a doctor. The doctor will ask several things related to complaints such as onset, severity, cough characteristics, precipitating factors, factors that aggravate or exacerbate complaints, history of previous illnesses, family history of illnesses, etc. The doctor will also carry out physical examinations and supporting examinations if needed, such as laboratory examinations, sputum examinations, x-rays, etc. After the examination, the doctor will recommend treatment that is tailored to the cause. If a thorough examination has been done and no abnormalities are found, but the complaint is still felt you should consult a doctor. The doctor will re-evaluate your father. Some things you can do to reduce complaints include:
Consumption of water at least 2 L / day or 8 glasses per day, or drink warm drinks like tea, warm lemon juice, or warm water plus honey
Stop smoking and avoid exposure to cigarette smoke
Eat nutritious foods, reduce foods that stimulate cough, such as spicy foods, oily, and cold drinks
If triggered by something, you should avoid igniting factors
Thus, hopefully useful.
Greetings, Dr. Nova