Handling Of Dry Cough Flu For 6 Days?
I want to ask, I am 22 years old, from 6 days ago I had a cold, fever and dry cough. so far I only consume decolgen, after it runs out and there is no change, I continue with Flucadex but it has not been used up. now the dizziness is not felt, but the fever and flu still continues, sometimes I also nosebleeds. every night I also have trouble sleeping because of shortness of breath and a very itchy throat, I would wake up every 2 hours because of coughing. when exposed to cold a little too will immediately cough. approximately why and how can my condition improve and heal? thank you
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Fever, colds (flu), dry cough, itchy throat, and shortness of breath may indicate that you have inflammation in the respiratory tract, can be due to allergies (such as cold allergies), irritation, viral infections, or bacterial infections. The focus of this inflammation can vary in location, for example in the nasal cavity and sinuses (rhinosinusitis), throat (pharyngitis), or the lower airway, such as laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma, and pneumonia. Nosebleeds that you experience can be triggered by a fever and inflammation that makes the blood vessels in the nasal cavity widen and prone to rupture, or it can also simply occur because of the process of blowing your nose too hard and digging the nose excessively.
Not only are allergies, irritants, and infections of the respiratory tract, your complaints can also appear related to other conditions, such as acid reflux to the throat (GERD), entry of foreign objects into the airways, impaired immunity, infections in other organ systems, drug side effects, nasopharyngeal cancer, congestive heart failure, and so on.
Handling of your condition can be done varies, depending on the cause and also the severity of the complaint. If for more than 3 days your complaints have not improved, we urge you to go to see your doctor directly or a specialist in internal medicine so that a deeper evaluation is carried out, for example with laboratory tests, X-rays, and so on. In this way, of course the doctor can give you the best management.
For now, all you need to do:
Not always contact with cold temperatures, for example by not eating and drinking cold, wearing warm clothes, and not using excessive air conditioning or fans
Don't blow your nose too hard
Use a mask
Take paracetamol if you still have a fever
Don't over-talk, let alone scream
Eat a variety of nutritious foods, rich in vitamin C, don't eat oily, take away, artificial sweets and crunchy foods.
Do not smoke, stay away from the smoke too
Regularly exercise and live a healthy lifestyle
Hope this helps ...