Yellow Mucus Even If You Don’t Cough?
Good morning, I am a 23 year old woman, this morning I have yellow phlegm with a line of blood but before I did not have a cough at all but yesterday my throat was a little sore and now I have a little flu, sometimes in the nose it is like there is mucus blocked in it. close to the throat and can only be expelled through the throat when I pull it .. What are the symptoms? Do I have TB? Is it true that TB does not always cough?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Tuberculosis or tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis and can infect anyone. This disease can attack the bones, glands, intestines, and even the brain, although the organs it attacks most often are the lungs. Therefore, TB is generally divided into two, namely pulmonary and non-pulmonary TB. Regarding your question, of course you can not to cough, if the TB you suffer is non-pulmonary TB, and the symptoms adjust to the affected organs.
However, if you complain of phlegm, then the TB in question is pulmonary TB and the symptoms that are commonly encountered are:
Cough with phlegm for> 3 weeks
Weight loss for no apparent reason
Night sweats for no reason
Coughing up blood
Chest pain when breathing in or coughing
So in our opinion you don't have TB if the symptoms just appear in a matter of days, especially if you don't have a cough. Even so, our advice is that you should still check with a general practitioner first to have a thorough check on your physical condition and see if there is indeed ongoing bleeding, inflammation, irritation or infection in the airways. The doctor will dig up your medical history, perform a physical examination perhaps with the help of a stethoscope and flashlight, as well as support if needed. If indeed your cough persists for more than 3 weeks, or you often interact with TB sufferers, then you will be subjected to a supporting examination in the form of a sputum test to confirm this.
Meanwhile, avoid stress and cigarette smoke, get adequate rest, drink lots of warm water, and consume nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit. So, hopefully it answers your question.