How To Deal With Allergic Cough?
Good evening, I want to ask if the cough I have had for the past few days is an allergic cough or because of viruses and bacteria. So coincidentally for 10 days I used salicyl powder on my body like around my neck, chest, and back because my skin got fungus. Well, this cough that I feel has no phlegm, and is dry, with frequent frequency, especially at night. Like right now, is my cough due to the powder that I used? And cause me to cough? Then what is the solution? Thank you and good night
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Coughing is the body's natural response as to expel foreign matter that is in the respiratory system. Aside from being a natural response to expel foreign objects, coughing is also a sign and symptom of disease.
Based on the duration of coughing, it is classified as being acute and chronic, an acute cough that occurs during less than 3 weeks, whereas chronic cough if it occurs more than 8 weeks.
To find out the cause of cough, of course, further examination is needed, and anamnesisi or interview in more detail. Like the symptoms that accompany cough, for example, whether the cough is accompanied by phlegm or not, runny nose, fever, sore throat, wheezing or wheezing, shortness of breath, weakness decreased appetite and so on.
Cough can indeed be caused by infection and also due to allergies. Usually a cough caused by infection can be accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, weakness, bone pain, cough with phlegm and so on. And allergic cough is usually more common in people who have a history of previous allergies.
In this case it is not certain whether the powder is a cause of cough that you experience. However, allergic cough will usually last a long time or are at risk of becoming a chronic cough as long as you are exposed to allergens or substances that trigger allergies, the cough will continue to appear.
For this reason, if the cough is disturbing, you can first check with your doctor, then the doctor needs to know your health history, and also a direct physical examination and supporting examination if needed.
To reduce the amount of things you can do, for example:
Consumption of water is sufficient at least 2 L per day, dry throat can trigger irritation and cause coughing
In addition to water, warm drinks, like tea plus honey or ginger can also be drunk to reduce complaints
Avoid precipitating factors that trigger coughs such as powder, dust, smoke
Implement a healthy lifestyle
So our answers, hopefully useful