Flu Has Been Going On For 2 Weeks And Greenish Mucus Smells?

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Good evening my doctor, age 21, wants to ask, I have the flu for 2 weeks and the snot or mucus is not normal (sorry) smelling and greenish color and if I bend my body it feels painful in the head, can it be said that the symptoms sinusitis? Thank you in advance

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for the question

Symptoms that you feel are runny nose with mucus smelling and greenish color, and pain in the face indeed leads to symptoms of sinusitis.

Sinusitis is a disease caused by inflammation of the sinus mucosa around the nose and nasal cavity. The main symptoms include nasal congestion, mucus from the nose or throat that is thick greenish, pain in the face and irritating disorders. Other symptoms can include headaches, fever, bad breath, weakness, toothache, pain or feeling full in the ears, and coughing. Symptoms are said to be acute if they occur in less than 12 weeks.

Risk Factors

1. History of anatomic deviation of septum (crooked nose)

2. Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis

3. Nasal polyps

4. Dental infection

6. Asthma

7. History of acute infections of the upper respiratory tract that often recurs

Diagnosis is made by existing symptoms and physical examination, it may be possible to carry out additional tests accordingly. The doctor will examine the nose, throat and ears. If necessary it may be done paranasal sinus x-ray examination and blood tests.

Other possible diagnoses include acute bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchial tubes), acute rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucosa), or influenza.

Consult with an ENT specialist for further examination and treatment according to current medical conditions.

If there are symptoms of severe headache, visual disturbances, or swelling in the face, consult a doctor immediately for possible complications.

That's all, hope you can help

Dr. Farah

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