Prolonged Green Phlegm Cough Accompanied By A Cold?
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Cough there are various causes. The most common cause of coughing is respiratory infections by viruses, but respiratory infections can also be caused by bacteria or fungi. Infections caused by viruses will generally heal by themselves within 5-7 days. If the cough does not heal within this time period, it is necessary to consider other causes of cough, for example:
bacterial airway infections (including tuberculosis infections) allergic asthma (eg dust mite allergies, cockroach particles, animal dandruff, pollen flowers, mold spores, etc.) airway irritation (eg due to smoking, exposure to cigarette smoke, excess air pollution) GERD or stomach acid disease side effects of certain drugs etc. Because the incidence of tuberculosis in Indonesia is very high, people who have experienced a long cough (more than 3 weeks) and have been given adequate treatment of cough and also do not heal should be suspected of tuberculosis infection. In this case, you should immediately check yourself back to the doctor for further diagnostic plans including sputum examination and chest X-ray.
Some things you can try to do:
Stop smoking and avoid exposure to cigarette smoke and air pollution Clean your home and workplace from dust, wash bed linen at least once a week, vacuum the furniture that can not be washed (such as beds, sofas, carpets, etc.) To reduce coughing you can try to bathe in warm water and breathe water vapor from your bath water Install a humidifier in your home Make sure your home has good circulation, open windows and doors in the morning and afternoon so that the air in the house can exchange and sunlight can enter the house
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