Is This A Covid-19 Symptom
I cough up phlegm from a week ago even though phlegm often comes out but it doesn’t heal “doc, for medicine a few days ago I was drinking now or not, for colds it has subsided
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com
Sputum cough is most often caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal infections that attack the respiratory tract. This infection makes more mucus production and fills the lungs and other airways. if the cough is caused by a virus for less than 2 weeks it will heal by expecting a healthy and clean life by increasing endurance. but if the cough is more than 2 months can be said to be a chronic cough. there are several causes of cough with phlegm besides the flu caused by a virus including:
pneumonia: Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infections. The cough that appears initially does not have phlegm, but after a few days will become a cough with phlegm that can be mixed with blood. bronchitis: Bronchitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the bronchial wall, the channel under the throat that connects to the lungs. The function of the bronchi is to carry air to and from the lungs. People suffering from bronchitis often produce thick, colored phlegm. asthma: Asthma is a chronic disease that also often causes sufferers to experience cough accompanied by shortness of breath. Coughing in asthma usually occurs when asthma symptoms recur, and more often occur at night. post nasal drip: This condition is characterized by phlegm in the upper respiratory tract, such as the nose and sinus cavity that descends into the throat, causing respiratory problems that can be coughing up phlegm. Nasal drip post can be caused by several things, ranging from irritation of the upper respiratory tract , infections, allergies, congenital abnormalities in the nose, to the side effects of drugs such as hormonal birth control and high blood pressure medications. while covid 19 is caused by a virus that is almost similar to the flu, but covid 19 can attack the lower lungs and typical symptoms such as high fever, coughing and shortness of breath if you have these symptoms and have a risk of being exposed to people infected with corona or have traveled outside country. Immediately to do a doctor's examination or to the nearest hospital or kek corona hotline. so that you can do a direct inspection and can do the handlers.
if your cough does not heal for more than 2 weeks accompanied by fever and shortness, immediately go to the doctor to carry out examinations such as physical examination, blood examination, sputum check, chest radiograph or throat swab. so the doctor gets the cause by giving the handlers according to the cause if due to bacteria the doctor can give antibiotics.
There are several things you can do including:
consume a lot of warm water at least 2 liters a day should take the medicine until sufficient rest after consuming enough healthy and nutritious food use a mask when praying outside and inside the house when in direct contact diligently washing hands with soap and running water you can consume lemon juice or honey with warm water to reduce your cough you can check the risk of corona infection here
You can read the following article also the differences between the common cold and corona
Thus the info I can give
hopefully can help you