How To Cope With A Dry Cough Until The Neck Feels Choked?
Hello I want to ask, I have been coughing up sometimes phlegm sometimes dry, but every dry cough it feels like I’m suffocating, I want to stop breathing. How. have already taken some cough medicine, also to the puskesmas 2 times, but how come it doesn’t improve?
Thank you for the question.
Coughing that has lasted more than a week can be caused by many things, depending on the characteristics of the cough symptoms, such as how the coughing phlegm is thick greenish or if there was blood, triggers from coughing like cold air or exposure to smoke, certain times of coughing, symptoms comorbidities such as fever, headaches, night sweats, weight loss, colds or shortness of breath, as well as a history of previous illnesses, history of allergies, history of treatment, and others.
The following are common causes of coughing that last more than a week:
Bronchitis. Pharyngitis. Pneumonia. Tuberculosis. Asthma. If the complaint still does not improve, you should check with your doctor again for additional tests such as blood tests and chest X-rays, to rule out bacterial infections, signs of allergies, or disorders of your lungs, so your doctor can do additional or replace treatment that has been given, such as can give antibiotics or antiallergic drugs when coughing is triggered by allergies.
The following things you can do to help reduce symptoms:
Identify whether you have allergies to substances that are prone to triggers allergies, such as cold air, dust, and pollution. Reduce exposure to these ingredients. Avoid exposure to pollution and cigarette smoke. Wear a mask when traveling or interacting with people. Drink warm water regularly. Eat sweets that contain menthol but are free of sugar. Sufficient nutrition and fluid needs. Diligent in exercising. Hopefully this information is useful and hopefully get well soon.