Prolonged Cough Feels Like There Is Mucus In The Chest?
Good evening, I am a 23 year old woman. The last 2 weeks I experienced a cough and flu. Initially I checked with the doctor, it was better to have a dry cough. I took it to a doctor who prtana there was no improvement then I checked with another doctor, the flu had subsided. But to cough up to now I still feel but I feel in the chest like there is mucus that makes me want to continue coughing to remove the mucus but still remains comfortable in the chest. It feels crowded too. Please advise the doctor, thank you …
Cough complaints are the body's response to expel germs, dust or foreign pertikel in the airways. Similarly, phlegm or phlegm, it is the body's defense mechanism. Characteristically, two types of cough can be distinguished namely cough with phlegm and dry cough.
The most common causes of cough that last for several days include:
bacterial infection, which causes ARI or upper respiratory tract infection
allergy. when exposed to allergens the body will respond to one of them in the form of coughing
viral infection, most commonly known as cold commons. in addition to coughing in this condition the patient also feels watery nose and fever.
generally cough will heal by itself in approximately one week. complaints of tightness and chest discomfort is a natural thing, you don't need to worry. but if the complaint that you feel is so disturbing then you can check yourself to the doctor to get the appropriate therapy. or if in 2 consecutive weeks your cough complaints do not improve then immediately see a doctor for further examination yes.
what you can do at home include:
consume warm drinks like tea, warm milk or ginger water stew
multiply water consumption
consumption of fruits, especially those containing vitamin C such as tomatoes, oranges and pineapple
consumption of cough medicines that are sold freely, follow the instructions for use
Hopefully enough is enough to answer yes