Treatment For Cough With Phlegm After Thyroid Gland Surgery?
good morning, wednesday ago my mother was thyroid gland after surgery ,, well after the operation my mother had a cough with phlegm and made her to drink or eat. sometimes the body is feverish, may I give you phlegm cough medicine? or how should? thank you
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Thyroid surgery or thyroidectomy is a medical procedure performed to remove the thyroid gland, either partially or completely. Patients with thyroid surgery may experience several complications after the surgery they undergo, such as:
2. infection in the operating area
3. injuries to recurrent laryngeal nerves
5. Pain in the area of operation
However, not all of the above complications occur, depending on the type of surgery, such as hypothyroidism, the condition of the hypothyroid may not occur in the surgical removal of part of the thyroid gland. So as to prevent complications after thyroid surgery, cooperation and joint effort are needed between your surgeon and yourself in the period of recovery and further treatment. So it is necessary to consult directly with doctors who treat all complaints felt by patients after surgery.
In connection with your question, if your parents experience complaints of cough with phlegm a few days after thyroid surgery, then this condition should be consulted with the surgeon who treats your mother. Thus the surgeon recognizes comorbid complaints after surgery.
Giving cough medicine that is sold freely in pharmacies can also be used for the initial handling of cough complaints experienced by your mother. And even if you give cough medicine to your mother, but after 2-3 days of treatment has not improved, then it is best to consult directly with the surgeon who treats your mother. In addition, it is necessary for your mother to maintain her stamina and prevent several things that increase cough complaints, such as avoiding physical fatigue, avoiding instant food, avoiding fried foods, avoiding instant drinks, and avoid sleeping late at night. If there are family members who are sick, treatment should also be done immediately to prevent transmission.
But again, for the best treatment because your mother is recovering from thyroid surgery, and thyroid surgery wounds are still recovering, consulting a surgeon is a condition that needs to be considered for the treatment of your mother's coughing complaints during this recovery period.
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