Frequent Runny Nose, Stuffy Nose, And Sneezing?
Hello,rnI am a 20 year old female. I had strange symptoms in my nose and throat. My nose is often runny and stuffy. When I eat gum, I always sneeze. And my throat has red and brown spots. Why do you think that? Please answer. Thank you.
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A runny nose, stuffy nose, and sneezing may not be directly related to chewing gum. This complaint generally occurs due to an allergic reaction, which is where your body experiences excessive sensitivity to exposure to particles that are considered harmful by the body, when in fact they are not. Some of the allergens that often trigger this complaint are cold temperatures, dust mites, pollen, or animal dander. However, it is possible that your complaint was triggered by other allergens.
In addition to allergies, your nose can also be caused by an infection in the respiratory tract (for example, due to bacteria or viruses), tumors in the nasal cavity or throat (eg polyps, cancer), nasal septal deviation (the bone that divides the nose that is tilted to one side), etc.
The appearance of reddish and brownish patches in the throat may indicate pharyngitis, also known as strep throat. Not only spotting, sufferers also often feel pain, especially when swallowing, throat phlegm, itching, hoarseness, or fever. Complaints can feel more severe when you scream a lot, consume spicy, oily food, contain artificial sweeteners, or also when you are experiencing a decrease in endurance, for example due to fatigue, lack of nutrition, and so on. It could also be, patches in your throat appear due to deposition of dead cells, dilation of blood vessels, oral yeast infections, syphilis, malignancy, and so on.
If the complaint is repeated very often, you should immediately consult an ENT specialist (ear nose throat). With a thorough examination, doctors can generally determine the right diagnosis and the best treatment. Or, the doctor will suggest that you undergo a laboratory examination or take tissue from your throat for microscopic examination.
Here are the steps we recommend:
Avoid exposure to allergens (as mentioned above)
Don't scratch or rub your nose too often
Diligently wash your hands and keep your place clean
Use a mask when in an environment that contains a lot of pollutants
Keep your immune system up by exercising regularly, eating healthy and nutritious food, sleeping regularly
Stay away from smoking
Diligent tooth brushing followed by gargling using antiseptic mouthwash
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah