How To Deal With Coughing Up Phlegm On Smokers?
Hello. .Want to ask I often cough with phlegm. But I am also a smoker. what is a good solution. Thank you
Hello Arief, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
First of all you should explain in advance how long have you experienced this cough with phlegm? Are there other symptoms that accompany your cough with phlegm?
Phlegm cough can be caused by many possibilities, including:
Common cold coughs (colds) caused by viral infections of the airways Bacterial infections such as Streptococcus in the airways Tuberculosis infection Bronchitis (can be acute or chronic) Post nasal drip (presence of mucus flowing behind the throat), can be due to sinusitis, or due to allergies) Asthma GERD and many more If you have experienced this cough sputum more than 3 weeks, it is better for you to check yourself to the doctor so you can do a direct examination. Your doctor can also recommend additional examinations such as blood tests, chest X-ray, sputum examination, spirometry, and so forth.
Whatever the cause of your cough, it helps you stop your smoking. Besides smoking can directly effect on your respiratory tract that is causing your respiratory tract to become more inflamed, produce more mucus, and ultimately cause coughing, smoking can also trigger or worsen other causes of cough with phlegm. In addition, you also of course already know a lot of the negative effects of smoking on your overall health.
Besides stopping smoking, some other things you can do include:
drink more water to sleep and rest just use an air humidifier when you sleep take phlegm cough medicine that you can buy freely at the pharmacy to avoid also exposure to excess air pollution
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