Overcoming Cough After Colli Tumor Surgery?
Good morning, I just had surgery to remove colli tumors for about a week and haven’t had stitches, for the surgical wound it works fine but it feels itchy in my throat for a long time and sometimes I cough suddenly because of that, the thread in my neck presses against my throat and causes cough, I often drink water but still feel itchy and cough when a little depressed, I want to ask whether the effects of this postoperative will continue or will disappear on its own because the wound healing process inside? but it feels very uncomfortable and causes a sudden cough when a little depressed due to bowing and what I fear can have an effect on the surgical wound if I cough too often, because the position of the surgical wound feels under the ear to the chin.
Hi Endang ... Thank you for the question.
Colli tumors or tumors located in the neck region can be treated with surgical removal of the lump or biopsy to see the type of cell from the lump is benign or malignant. When surgery is performed, surgery is carried out starting from the outer layer to the inside of the neck area so that each stitching is also needed. As a result of this surgical action, it takes time for the recovery process of each layer of the neck from the skin, muscles, to the surrounding soft tissue. The recovery time for each surgery requires a different time depending on the extent of the surgery area, wound care during recovery, and nutritional intake. The itching that you feel is affected by the recovery period and will improve along with the recovery of the scar. While the cough and itching that you experience in the neck region can also be affected by: pharyngitis / inflammation of the throat, flu, bronchitis.
Do not forget you keep control of the surgeon who performs the operation, especially if there is pain, festering, fever, persistent cough. So the doctor can do a physical examination directly and what you can do is: keep the wound clean, avoid wet and dirty wounds, cover the wound with sterile gauze, and eat nutritious food to meet nutritional needs.
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