How To Deal With Coughs In People With Stage 2 Pneumonia?
I want to ask. My brother was diagnosed with stage 2 pneumonia and then the doctor was given salbutamol 2mg and ambroxol hcl 30mg. But the cough is still felt. Then my brother wanted to drink cough medicine woods. Is it okay?
Hello Novita, Thank you for the question.
Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation of the air sacs in the lungs which can occur in one lung or both lungs. Sufferers may experience a variety of symptoms which can include dry cough or phlegm, fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, chills, tiredness easily. Most pneumonia is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. But pneumonia can also be caused by a viral infection, fungal infection, or from inhaling a foreign object (aspiration pneumonia). To diagnose this disease, the doctor needs to know the patient's complaints, examine the patient, and perform additional examinations such as blood tests, sputum examinations, and X-rays. If it is proven pneumonia, the patient will be treated with drugs that relieve symptoms and to treat the cause.
Salbutamol is a drug used to help open the respiratory tract so that the breathing process is better, while ambroxol is a drug that functions to thin out phlegm so that it is easier to remove from the respiratory tract and does not stop coughing. Apart from these drugs, did your siblings take any other drugs? If the complaints have not improved, you should advise your siblings not to treat themselves and immediately go back to see a doctor. The doctor will need to re-examine your brother and may give you additional medication to treat his condition.
Advise your sibling to always cover their mouth when coughing, avoid littering, and always keep their hands clean to prevent transmission to other people.
Hope this information is useful.