How To Deal With Cough Due To Exposure To Cold Water?
My father is 77 years old, if you start the afternoon exposed to cold water such as ablution or drinking cold water will cough continuously. After seeing the doctor diagnosed because of age. How to overcome and what drugs are suitable? thanks.
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Some people who are sensitive to cold temperatures, it is easy to experience coughing when in contact with cold water, both when bathing, performing ablution, or drinking cold drinks. Contact with cold temperatures can trigger an increase in the activity of cells in the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract, not least in the throat. As a result, more mucus will be produced, thus triggering a cough reflex. Not only cough, in more severe conditions, other complaints can also appear, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, bumps, swelling, or redness of the skin. The condition of your father who is old can reflect poor endurance, so the risk of infection and other health problems will be even greater.
If your father's complaints only appear after contact with cold water, then heal by itself in a short time without the need for special treatment, often your father's condition is not dangerous. However, if the recurrence of the complaint is very disturbing, we suggest that you take it directly to the doctor or a specialist in internal medicine. That way, several other possibilities that can cause coughing over and over, such as respiratory infections, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, gastric acid reflux, congestive heart failure, etc. can be detected early and treated properly.
For now, suggest that your father try the tips below:
Avoid contact with cold water
Take a bath and perform ablution with warm water
Drink more warm water too
Reduce, if necessary, avoid the consumption of cold-temperature foods and drinks
Also reduce the consumption of oily, fatty foods
Expand eat fruits that are rich in vitamin C
Do not smoke
Use an air humidifier in your neighborhood
Don't take medicine carelessly
Hope this helps ...