How To Deal With A Cough After Appendicitis?
Hello, I want to ask what medicine to get rid of a cough after an appendectomy?
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Appendix surgery (appendectomy) can be done in several ways, namely laparotomy (with open surgery) or laparoscopy (with minimal surgery assisted using a small tube tipped with a camera). This operation is performed to cut the inflamed appendix segment as well as clean the residual inflammatory debris so as not to cause inflammation of the abdominal wall and other surrounding tissues. The two types of surgery can take different amounts of time ranging from 2 to 8 weeks.
Fast or slow recovery after appendectomy can depend on a variety of factors. Increased excess pressure in the abdominal cavity, including that occurs when you cough excessively, can slow down this healing process. It can also happen when you push too much (for example if you have constipation), sneeze (for example if you have allergies or a respiratory infection), or lift and push heavy objects.
Coughing as you experience can arise due to many factors, but the most common are:
Throat irritation, for example from excessive talking or shouting, consuming excessively spicy and oily food, inhalation of excessive pollutants
Allergies, for example due to cold, dry air, pollen, dust mites
Respiratory tract infection, can be due to viruses or bacteria
Drug side effects, for example anti-hypertensive drugs
Other diseases, such as congestive heart failure, lung cancer, GERD (stomach acid reflux), and so on
Of course, cough treatment can vary depending on the cause of the cough. But in general, you can take the following steps as initial treatment:
Cut down on talking and shouting too often
Drink lots of warm water, you can also add ginger, lime juice
Stay away from cigarettes and other air pollutants
Stay away from inhaling substances that can trigger allergies or irritate the respiratory tract
Get more rest
Eat foods that are warm and contain lots of vitamin C.
Use a nose mask
Avoid coughing that is too loud
If the cough continues to be very annoying, you can also direct control to the doctor or surgeon who operated on you before. Bring along the medicines you are taking after surgery so that the doctor can adjust the treatment for your cough with the medicine.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah