Symptoms Of A Long / Chronic Cough That Lasts 2 Weeks Or More?

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want to ask, x-ray brohitis diagnosis, but there are 2 symptoms that I experienced going into the tb, namely coughing for more than 3 weeks, after coughing it must be sweating out, beran normal body normal appetite sputum even the color is clear, sputum test has not come out, Most likely I ran away to where the diagnosis?

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Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.

Symptoms of a long / chronic cough that lasts 2 weeks or more can be caused by several possibilities, which include:

 Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a lung infection due to the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, symptoms: prolonged cough (2 weeks or more), lots of sweating especially at night, body weight drops drastically without apparent cause, long-standing fever, chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract for example: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis Asthma, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract that causes excessive response, blockage, and limited air flow due to lower airways and mucus accumulate, symptoms: wheezing when exhaling, coughing that gets heavy at night, difficulty breathing, chest feels like being bound, symptoms aggravate when exposed to risk factors such as dust, mites, cigarette smoke, exercise, respiratory tract infections, cold air, or emotional stress Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease characterized by persistent and progressive airflow inhibition and an increased chronic trade response to harmful particles in the airways and p aru; associated with a history of exposure to cigarette smoke, pollution, and genetics; symptoms: chronic shortness of breath, a long cough that is generally productive but may also be unproductive, and easily tired of acute / chronic rhinosinusitis, an inflammation of the nasal mucosa and sinuses around the nose, called acute if it lasts less than 12 weeks; called chronic if more than 12 weeks, symptoms: thick snot that feels running down the back of the throat, cough, pain in the face, nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, headache Drug side effects, for example: the use of certain high blood pressure medications, lung cancer, more common in old age, symptoms: long cough that can be accompanied by blood, shortness, weight dropped dramatically for no apparent reason, body weakness Diagnosis requires the synthesis / processing of clinical information obtained from systematic history taking and a comprehensive physical examination by a doctor, with supported by investigations as indicated, for example: sputum examination, x-rays, lung function tests, blood tests, etc. The results of chest x-ray examination alone cannot be the basis for ensuring that patients have certain diseases and rule out other differential diagnoses. X-ray examination is also just a supporting examination so that the interpretation must be based on the patient's clinical information, which is obtained through history taking and physical examination by the doctor who handles the patient directly.

We recommend that you consult directly with your doctor, internal medicine specialist, or lung specialist who treats you directly in relation to the X-ray results. The doctor who treats you directly has more complete clinical information about your condition so that it is more authorized to make a diagnosis of the disease.

As a recommendation, you should get adequate rest, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, avoid smoking, eat regularly balanced nutritious food, wear a mask when you cough, and use medication as directed by your doctor. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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