Treatment Of Cough With Phlegm Accompanied By Itching?
Good afternoon I devi 27th. I’m coughing up phlegm and itching what medicine should I take?
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You have an acute respiratory infection (ARI), which is an infectious disease that attacks the airways, can attack the lungs. This disease will be characterized by a cold cough that can be accompanied by fever. The cause is an infection by a virus or bacteria. The most common cause is a virus.
How about your phlegm? Does it look like a tongue or yellowish or greenish white?
If phlegm is like saliva, it is most likely caused by a virus, especially if accompanied by high fever. However, if the sputum is yellowish or greenish-white, it is most likely that your ARI is due to a bacterial infection.
ARI caused by a viral infection can heal itself without special treatment. However, sufferers need to eat healthy, nutritious food and adequate rest so that the body can form a strong immune system to fight the virus. Meanwhile, ARI caused by bacterial infection needs to obtain special drugs, namely antibiotic drugs. Antibiotics can be purchased at pharmacies using a doctor's prescription. For that, you need to consult with the nearest doctor in order to obtain antibiotic prescriptions or antibiotic drugs that are suitable for cases of ARI and are safe for you.
In general, both ARIs caused by viruses or bacteria, need treatment or supporting therapy to relieve symptoms, namely:
1. Mucolytic cough medicine, such as ambroxol, so you can easily expel phlegm.
2. Antihistamines, such as cetirizin, to help relieve the symptoms of itchy throat.
3. Warm water every time you drink, at least 2 L a day. If you can afford more, it will be better. Warm water will help clear the oral cavity from germs that cause disease and thin the phlegm so that it becomes easier to remove.
4. Consumption of honey mixed with squeezed oranges brewed with warm water. You can consume 3 times a day.
5. Brush your teeth regularly 2 times a day, ie in the morning after breakfast and at night before going to bed.
6. Gargle with warm salt water to help clear the oral cavity.
Thus hopefully useful.