The Cause Of Cough Is Accompanied By Flu And Left Chest Pain
I have been coughing for 3 weeks less than coughing up phlegm until dry cough is included with a runny nose doc, the runny nose is just coughing that’s still going on why and why do I feel like a cramped chest on the left why?
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Coughing is one of the body's natural mechanisms to expel foreign matter from the respiratory tract. Coughing can be accompanied by other symptoms such as colds, fever, and even shortness of breath. The involvement of the chest and abdominal muscles in the mechanism of coughing sometimes causes pain in a person's chest and stomach.
Coughing can be caused by various possible causes, including:
Bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, pneumonia
Viral infections such as common cold, influenza
Irritation due to cigarette smoke, vehicle smoke, and so on
Inflammation such as laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis
Side effects of certain drugs such as antihypertensive drugs
To find out the exact cause of course must be done a physical examination directly by the doctor and additional examinations such as blood tests, chest X-ray images, and so on.
For now, there are several things you can do:
Eat healthy and nutritious foods
Expand vegetables and fruit as a source of vitamins and minerals
Regular exercise, enough drinking, and rest
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Avoid triggers the emergence of complaints
Avoid cold, overly sweet, and greasy foods
Use a mask while still coughing
Keep the environment clean
To relieve cough you can use OBH according to the dosage on the package
With the current COVID-19 pandemic if complaints that you feel can be overcome with treatment at home you should postpone seeing a doctor and stay at home. But if the complaint continues and burdens immediately to the doctor for further treatment. As much as possible avoid public transportation and regularly wash hands with soap and running water.
Thank you, hope that helps.