I cough up phlegm, runny nose, throat itching because phlegm is hard to come out so it continues to cough, after coughing it becomes weak and sweat continues, and sometimes it is tight. I have treated it, it’s fine, the medicine is about to run out but it doesn’t heal. I have been coughing for almost a month. I keep coughing and the cold just a week is rather severe, the previous week was not this bad. I also want to ask if there is no herbal concoction that I should consume, because I have been drinking honey ginger every day … besides that there are other alternatives? ? Thank you very much! ^^
Thank you for the question.
Cough, runny nose, itchy throat, weakness, excessive sweating, and tightness as you experience it, if the occurrence has been more than 2 weeks, you should not leave it alone. Frequently, this condition indicates chronic inflammation in the lower airways, such as from pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, pleural effusion, and even lung cancer. Not only that, your complaints can also arise due to other triggers, such as rhinosinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, benign or malignant tumors (for example polyps or cancer), gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, allergies, immune disorders, and so on. Some of the possible causes of your complaint can be related to infection, making it susceptible to spread to people around you if not treated immediately. Referring to the current incident, it is also possible that the infection that caused your complaint is a new Corona virus (the cause of COVID-19 disease).
Try to see yourself directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine so that your condition is evaluated and treated further. Not just interviews and physical examinations, chances are, your doctor will recommend that you undergo blood tests, sputum tests, x-rays, throat swabs, or other supporting tests to identify the best management that needs to be done. At home, the following initial steps you can do:
Use a mask
Don't eat cold, oily and gas-containing foods
Eat small portions but often
Improve your personal hygiene and the environment in which you live
Also improve lighting and air circulation in your home
Don't use excessive air conditioning and fans, use an air humidifier to keep the humidity of the air in your residence
Maintain endurance by eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough rest
Limit excessive screaming
Do not contact with things that make you allergic, for example cold, dust mites, pollen
Hope this helps ...