How Do You Deal With A Cold Accompanied By Mucus In The Nose For 2 Weeks?
Hello doctor .. I want to ask … my parents have a cold and runny nose for 2 weeks or so … and have taken medicine from several doctors … can it be called influenza? And what’s the solution? R n r nThank you in advance
Hello Fitri, thank you for the question.
First of all, I will discuss a little about influenza. Influenza or commonly referred to as flu, based on the definition of the American Lung Association is a serious respiratory disease due to influenza virus infection that can spread from person to person quickly with symptoms such as nasal congestion or mucus from the nose, sudden high fever, cough , sore throat, and can be accompanied by a feeling of weakness.
If based on the symptoms as above, the situation experienced by parents can be caused by influenza but can also be caused by several other diseases such as:
Nasal irritation due to allergies Nasal irritation due to irritants or nervous system imbalances Other viral infections Bacterial infections Sinus infections (sinusitis) So I can't conclude that your parents' condition is influenza. I suggest bringing your parents back to the doctor because the symptoms have been around for a long time. If you feel the need, you can also consult your parents with an ENT specialist. Your doctor may recommend an examination by inserting a device into the nose to assess the condition of your parents' nose and some blood tests, if deemed necessary it may also be possible to test for allergies and sinus photographs.
Some solutions that can be done at home:
Consider whether the situation is exacerbated by several things, for example exposed to dust or cold weather, if yes, avoid as much as possible Drink enough, can be helped by drinking warm drinks Can also try to do 'facial steam' by bringing the face up to a container filled with clean warm water which has been heated sufficiently (not boiling) and inhale the steam for 20-30 minutes. Stop when the face feels hot. Clean the mucus from the nose afterwards. If the mucus that comes out is disturbing, it can be helped by buying over-the-counter cold medicines and taking it according to the rules of use stated on the package, but if you have already seen a doctor, stop buying medicines yourself and follow the doctor's advice. , can also be helped by buying fever-lowering drugs such as paracetamol and use according to the rules of use, but again, if you already go to the doctor stop the medication that was purchased by yourself Hope it helps the answer, thank you.