The Cause Of Smelly Phlegm In People With Stomach Acid?
I want to ask, 1 week ago my stomach acid went up, then I got a fever, now my fever and stomach acid are healed, now it starts to emit a slightly smelly phlegm, what is the effect of the drug or what symptoms, the problem is that it hasn’t gone away for almost 1 week also the fever is accompanied by occasional coughing.
Hello good morning Fera.
Smelly phlegm can be caused by:
Long-standing upper respiratory tract infection caused by bacterial infection of the cavity behind the forehead and cheekbones, commonly referred to as sinusitis. Apart from runny or smelly mucus, sinusitis also has symptoms such as fever, pain in the forehead or cheeks, headache, etc. infection of the lung branches (bronchitis), acid reflux disease (GERD) due to malfunctioning of the muscle loop at the bottom of the esophagus bordering the upper gastric door. Due to the failure of this muscle to close, as a result, stomach acid can rise up into the esophagus. One of the symptoms of this disease is the sensation of mucus in the throat (like phlegm) which can smell, dry coughs especially at night, unexplained bad breath, bloating, frequent belching, etc. etc
We cannot decide what medication you should currently take without knowing your diagnosis, and we cannot make a diagnosis based on the complaints you tell without checking them directly. Therefore, we recommend that you check with your doctor again to determine the cause of the complaint you are experiencing. The doctor will explore complaints, ask about your medical history, perform examinations, and suggest additional examinations such as X-rays, blood labs, endoscopy, etc. if needed.
While waiting for you to see a doctor, you can do the following suggestions:
multiply the consumption of 8-10 glasses of water a day, do not smoke and are not exposed to cigarette smoke, use a mask if you are going to go outside the house, consume healthy and nutritious food to improve your immune system, avoid consuming sweet foods and drinks because it can stimulate coughs, avoid sour foods , spicy, soft drinks, and coffee because they can worsen the condition of increased stomach acid do not lie down immediately after eating, give 20-30 minutes of time after eating if you want to lie down enough rest
I hope this helps
Greetings, dr. Denisa