The Cause Of The Throat Like Being Blocked By Phlegm
Hello, it’s been almost a week my throat feels like it’s phlegm feels uncomfortable, do I have to go to the clinic?
Originally posted 2020-04-16 12:19:06.
Hello Fcahrul, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Discomfort in the throat can generally be caused by a number of possible conditions such as inflammation of the throat, ARI, tonsillitis, or acid reflux disease where complaints such as this will generally lead to self-improvement within 3-10 days even without medication.
However, if your complaint is very disturbing, does not experience improvement at all or even feels worse, then it is advisable to check the complaint further to a general practitioner / clinic for direct evaluation of what conditions are causing your complaint and what treatment which should be given to your current condition.
In the meantime, besides going to the doctor, you are also advised to:
Increase your water intake (can be warm or cold depending on your comfort) at least 2 liters per day
Limit consumption of foods / drinks that are acidic, spicy, high in fat, hard or fizzy
Increase vegetable and fruit intake
Maintain your diet so that it is always orderly and not late
You are allowed to consume the medicine / throat lozenges which are sold freely on the market until there is further advice from the doctor who treats you
Avoid leaving the house for at least 14 days since the complaint was felt
Wear a mask while the complaint is still being felt
Not a variety of food / drinks / personal equipment with others
Keep a minimum distance of 1 meter from other people
If shortness of breath arises accompanied by coughing (phlegm / no), and high fever (body temperature reaches 38 degrees Celsius) immediately to the hospital emergency room to get further treatment.
I hope this helps.