A doctor says that after recovering from pneumonia the cough can persist for a few weeks. Diagnosis under normal circumstances you will not need to receive a diagnosis of a post viral cough if you have recently had an upper respiratory tract infection and have had a cough that has not persisted.
Do not take cough medicines without first talking to your doctor.
How to get rid of a lingering cough after pneumonia. A cough can linger long after other symptoms of pneumonia flu a cold or other infection of the upper respiratory tract have gone away. But they re extra important when you have pneumonia because they help loosen the mucus in your lungs. Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen secretions and bring up phlegm.
Besser md with mercy medical center baltimore. We ll go over how to recognize a post viral cough the. Yes it is true says susan l.
You want to get that stuff out. Your best options include water warm tea and. After a few weeks you suffer from stubborn persistent cough day and night.
In the worst case scenario you suffered from bronchitis or pneumonia and got conventional treatment with antibiotics. A common but under recognized cause of a chronic cough in adults is pertussis also known as whooping cough. Do not give aspirin to children.
Diplomate american board of obesity medicine and board certified by the american board of family medicine. That s why doctors advise pneumonia patients not to take cough suppressants. The coughing in turn worsens gerd a vicious cycle.
The only exception may be if a cough persists for more than eight weeks or becomes productive a possible sign of walking pneumonia. That way you can get rid of it when you cough. It s harder to explain the lingering of symptoms such as fatigue and weakness.
Control your fever with aspirin nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs nsaids such as ibuprofen or naproxen or acetaminophen. You probably took anti cough anti mucous anti congestion anti histamine medications and tylenol or ibuprofen for fever or headache. A post viral cough refers to a cough that sticks around after you ve had a viral respiratory infection such as bronchitis or the flu.