Cough And Runny Nose That Lasts For 1 Month?
, I’ve been coughing and running a cold for a long time r n It’s been more than 1 month, to be exact 1 month 1 week r n Been to the doctor too but still no results
Hello Rifan, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Coughs and colds that last up to 1 month can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Infections in the nose and throat (for example, bacterial co-infection occurs after viral respiratory infection)
Coughs and colds due to allergies
Sinusitis (can occur due to infection, allergies, or other abnormalities in the nasal cavity such as polyps or septal deviation)
To help diagnose the disease, it is necessary to know the following:
Your initial symptoms and your current predominant symptoms
Treatment that has been given
Other symptoms experienced, such as the presence or absence of fever, pain in the face, sneezing, itching of the nose and eyes, or other symptoms
Whether there are certain things that trigger symptoms
If indeed your symptoms do not improve after seeing a general practitioner, you should ask for a referral to an ENT doctor. The ENT doctor can do a deeper evaluation of your nose and throat to find the cause of your cold cough which has not been cured after 1 month of treatment.
Here are a few things you can do:
Pay attention if there are certain things that trigger your cold cough to appear, such as exposure to dust or pollution, exposure to cigarette smoke, animal dander, smells that are too strong, and so on, avoid exposure to these things.
You can take a shower or bath with warm water and inhale the steam to help relieve your nose and throat
If you are often in an air-conditioned room, use a humidifier in the room. Also make sure the air conditioner is cleaned regularly.
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