When Can A Bleeding Cough Be Cured?
Afternoon dock, a month ago I coughed and bled viscous blood and from the x-rays he said tuberculosis. The treatment has been a month but each neck feels bad, coughing and sputuming with blood. Is that normal or what about the dock? Each consul to the doctor was only given blood stopping drugs
Thank you for the question.
Coughing with thick blood in the sputum can indeed indicate that you have TB (tuberculosis, tuberculosis). This disease occurs due to a bacterial infection called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Not only coughing and bleeding phlegm, TB can also make you feel discomfort in your chest, lose weight drastically, fever and prolonged excessive sweating, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes.
TB is treated by administering OAT (anti-TB drugs) that are consumed for at least 6 months, but can also be longer. After consuming OAT, symptoms will usually greatly improve after passing the first 2 months of treatment (intensive phase). Therefore, if your treatment has only lasted for 1 month, then your complaint has not improved, it could naturally occur. It could also be that your complaints that have not significantly improved indicate that you are resistant to the treatment given, or it could be because there are other factors that aggravate, such as bronchitis, lung cancer, pneumonia, gastritis, gastric ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart problems, bleeding disorders , etc.
The steps you did before were right, namely by checking yourself directly to the doctor. In the meantime, you can take medication as advised by your doctor. In addition, balance the treatment with:
Use a mask
Maintain endurance by eating foods high in calories and protein, regularly exercising every day, sleeping 6-9 hours a day, drinking lots, and don't stress too much
Don't eat and drink cold and oily ones so that the cough can be muted
Improve your personal hygiene, don't cough or spit carelessly
Do not also carelessly exchange personal belongings with others
Stay away from cigarettes and things that aggravate your cough
Do not take any medicine other than what the doctor prescribed
If for a long time your complaint does not improve, or if there is severe shortness of breath, persistent fever, and other severe complaints, do not hesitate to check yourself back to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine to be treated properly according to the cause huh ..
I hope this helps.