Coughing Up Phlegm And Phlegm Behind The Nose
I want to ask, I am coughing and nasal congestion with an intensity that is not too frequent but feels mucus from the base of the nose and throat that feels like the taste of blood. It also seems like tonsils have white patches. What do you think is with me?
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The presence of white spots on the tonsils or commonly called tonsils is a sign of someone having an infection in the throat. In medical language, the presence of white spots on the tonsils is also called tonsillar detritus, people who experience this complaint, can be accompanied by complaints such as pain in the throat, taste such as difficulty swallowing, coughing, fever, difficulty swallowing, swelling of the lymph nodes and bad breath. The causes of tonsillar detritus include:
Sore throat = can be caused due to viruses, bacteria, allergies, or exposure to certain substances. If caused by bacteria, there are white streaks or spots on the throat, fever, difficulty swallowing, headaches, flu, coughing
Tonsillitis = can be caused by bacteria or viruses, complaints of difficulty swallowing, headaches, fever, sore throat
Oral candida = caused by a fungal infection that develops in the mouth wall, usually there is a whitish lump in the oral mucosa, gums and tonsils, the complaint can be broken skin in the corner of the mouth, difficulty swallowing.
Other causes such as leukoplakia, tonsil stones, mononucleosis, oral cancer, higga in people with HIV / AIDS. People with weak immunity are also prone to having white patches on the tonsils. Treatment methods that can be done to overcome these white spots is to find out the cause in advance, if caused by bacteria, antibiotics will be recommended by a doctor, and if the cause is candida or fungus, antifungal will be given to overcome it, if swelling of the tonsils occurs, usually the doctor will prescribe corticosteroids. However, both corticosteroids and antibiotics and other drugs must be under the supervision of a doctor in their administration, because each drug has certain rules of drinking and side effects if it is not in accordance with the proper dosage. Things you can do at home are adequate rest, consumption of warm food to soothe the throat, avoiding instant noodle food first because the micin content in it can stimulate the tonsils more inflamed, use a mask when traveling outside to avoid exposure to pollution and particles into the airway. If the complaint does not seem to improve, there is fever, difficulty breathing and swallowing, immediately see a doctor.
In situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so that you are not exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat that gets worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, coughs, colds that do not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication, then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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