Colds Over 2 Weeks And Are Nasal Polyps Dangerous?
good afternoon when I was in junior high I often had a cold that didn’t stop nearly 1 month … then I checked with the doctor he said I had polyps he had to operate he said … but I chose outpatient treatment … after a few months of relapse, then I checked to the doctor in my area, he said I was just not allergic to the polyps … so which one is it?
Hello Novadwilestari, Thank you for the question.
Colds can be caused by rhinitis, which is inflammation of the walls of the nasal cavity caused by allergies and non-allergies (for example infections). This condition is not uncommon with sinusitis, which is inflammation of the sinuses. Sinus is an air-filled cavity located under the cheekbones, behind the eyes, nose, and forehead; which serves to help maintain the humidity of the incoming air and catch bacteria or dust particles that enter the inhaled air. If sinusitis has occurred, colds will last longer. Colds can also occur repeatedly if you experience allergic rhinitis, which is rhinitis that is triggered by allergies to things such as dust, animal hair, mites, cigarette smoke, cold air, mold spores.
One of the factors that can trigger cynicitis is nasal polyps, which are benign growths in the walls of the nasal cavity. To find out whether your symptoms are only caused by allergic rhinitis or sinusitis coupled with the presence of nasal polyps, of course a direct examination is needed by a doctor. To find out someone has nasal poly, the doctor needs to do a check on your nose with a nasal endoscope. If you are still in doubt, please consult with other ENT specialist doctors to ask for other opinions. The doctor will examine you to determine the cause and determine further treatment. Your doctor may also do an allergy test to find out what things can cause allergies to you so that they can be avoided to prevent recurring symptoms.
I hope this helps.