High Fever, Accompanied By Pain And Dryness In The Throat, Coughing Up Thick Green Phlegm With Blood Spots?
Good afternoon? I was 19th a week ago, I had a high fever and continued to shiver, then after that I had a sore throat until it was difficult to swallow food, after that I was given medicine and I drank hot water, the next day the fever had subsided but in the afternoon I had a fever again, then I was suppressed and given a medicine to get rid of phlegm and fever . After fever, I coughed several times and had green and thick phlegm, I had blood spots but a little, then after passing out the sputum there was no blood and it was normal, and events like that have been 3 times .. Is my disease serious? but now the throat is not sore, but often feels dry (before, I like to eat fried as well as spicy)
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A high fever, accompanied by pain and dryness in your throat and coughing up thick green phlegm with blood, are all possible signs that you have an infection. Judging from the symptoms alone, it is most likely that this infection occurs in the tonsils and / or throat area, also known as tonsillopharyngitis. Usually, infections like this occur due to viruses or bacteria. Transmission can occur when you are inhaled by droplets of the respiratory tract of other sufferers, for example when coughing, cleaning, or shaking hands with hands that are contaminated with the sufferer's saliva. Not only that, tonsillopharyngitis can also make sufferers experience dizziness, headaches, muscle and joint pain, nausea, decreased appetite, bad breath, and various other reasons. In general, this condition is mild and can heal with proper treatment. However, in people with poor immunity, for example due to malnutrition, HIV, or diabetes, the infection in the throat and tonsils can spread to other organs around it, or even distant organs.
Apart from infection, your complaints can also be exacerbated by other causes, such as GERD (reflux of stomach acid to the throat), irritation (for example due to frequent screaming, inhalation of smoke and pollution), allergies, smoking habits, malignancy around the throat, and inflammation. in the other respiratory tract.
Our advice, if complaints like this have been repeated very often, you should check with your doctor directly. In cases that are suspected of being serious, the doctor can direct you to undergo further examinations, such as a laboratory, smear the throat and tonsils for microscopic examination, endoscopy, examination, and so on so that the best treatment can be determined. Alternatively, the doctor may refer you to an ENT specialist so that treatment can be done comprehensively.
As an initial treatment, you try to do the following tips first:
Keep your throat and tonsils moist, namely by drinking more, gargling frequently with salt water, don't get used to breathing through your mouth, don't scream too loudly.
Use a mask to prevent the entry of pollution, irritant substances, and disease-causing microorganisms into your respiratory and digestive tracts
Don't smoke, stay away from the smoke too
Increase your endurance, namely by getting more exercise, eating foods that contain lots of vitamin C, and getting enough rest
Cut down on oily foods (including fried foods), spicy foods, and foods that contain artificial sweeteners
Be diligent in brushing your teeth so that the health of your teeth and mouth is always maintained
Don't cough too hard
Drink lots of warm water, you can also add ginger or lemon juice
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah