Causes Of Prolonged Runny Nose?
Good night,. It’s been 5 years I have not stopped snotchy. Every day I definitely get a lot of snot, every few minutes. I have been to a number of doctors and the most conclusive conclusions that I have just reached: not sinusitis (based on x-ray results) and not allergic. Said the last doctor I met, there was pus behind my nasal cavity, but he was still unable to confirm what had happened to me. I am a smoker. I just want to know, is it possible that the endless mucus / mucus has something to do with the condition of my lungs (aka produced from my lungs)? Thank you
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Normally cells along the surface of the respiratory tract produce mucus that functions as protection against foreign bodies or germs that cause respiratory tract disease.
If there is an infection or a foreign object such as dust or allergens, mucus production will increase and produce fluid that comes out which is commonly called snot.
Infections such as cold cough due to viruses, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis are the most frequent causes of increasing fluid from the nose and respiratory tract.
The liquid / snot that you experience is not related and is not produced by the lungs. Lung is an organ where the air is exchanged (oxygen and carbon dioxide). The organ does not produce fluids in its normal state. If there is fluid in the lungs, of course it can interfere with lung function and cause respiratory problems due to the disruption of the function of air exchange.
If the conclusions of the doctor do not indicate infection, allergies or other causes that have not been known with certainty, you should suspect a vasomotor rhinitis. Vasomotor rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal area which causes dilation of blood vessels accompanied by a buildup of fluid in the nose. The disease occurs not caused by allergies. Until now the cause of the disease is still not known with certainty, because the symptoms are different from allergic rhinitis. However, some opinions express the connection between nerve disorders in the nose that are suspected to be triggers vasomotor rhinitis.
To ensure these conditions, of course, a series of further investigations is needed.
Symptoms of vasomotor Rinithis can recur due to pollution, cigarette smoke, stress, types of food consumed, drugs especially decongestants for nasal treatment or are influenced by hormones.
Keep in mind that until now there has not been an effective action to prevent the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis. Therefore, to reduce the symptoms of the disease, avoiding various trigger factors that are believed to trigger symptoms is highly recommended. In addition, symptom-reducing drugs such as decongestants may help, but they should not be used too often and may not be used long-term. Surgery can be a last resort if the condition does not improve even though it has been given maximum therapy.
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