Coughing Accompanied By Discharge From The Nose?
I have a cold. Every time I flush, I feel fluid from the nasal passages into my throat. And every time I cough up sputum, fluid comes out of my nose. Is that reasonable?
Hello July, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
When you have a cold (cough cold), your respiratory tract, especially the upper part is experiencing an infection so that an inflammatory reaction arises in the channel. As a result of infection and inflammatory reaction, the respiratory tract will become more active in producing mucus than normal, resulting in snot and phlegm.
In the back of the nose (nasopharynx) often participate in inflammation when someone has the flu where this section will also produce more mucus than usual and cause complaints in the form of mucus that feels flowing into the throat because the mucus in the nasopharynx is more difficult to remove through the nose (due to having to fight the force of gravity) so that it will be easier to get rid of through phlegm when coughing.
When you cough with a runny nose is actually a natural thing because when coughing, there is increased pressure on the chest, stomach and also the head, so it's only natural if the snot also follows out.
Although your complaint is reasonable, it is still advisable to consult a doctor so that you get treatment according to your condition so that your complaints can be reduced and do not cause other complications such as sinusitis, middle ear infections or spread of infection to the lungs ( pneumonia).
I hope this helps.