How To Deal With Flu That Interferes With Breathing?
, I have had 5 flu days throughout the day, sometimes thick liquid phlegm is sometimes liquid sometimes light yellow. sometimes nasal congestion and mucus that accumulates but if it is released can not. the throat also feels dry and to breathe sometimes must pass through the mouth. Do you think I have a common cold or other signs of illness? Thank you
Hello Resti, Thank you for the question.
The flu is a respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses that attack the nose, throat and lungs. This infection is easily transmitted through cough splashes or sneezing from sufferers. Some symptoms that can be experienced by sufferers are:
These symptoms can last for 10-14 days. The symptoms of a cold resemble those of a cold / common cold. Both of these conditions are distinguished from the virus that causes the infection. Symptoms of a cold are usually lighter than flu symptoms.
If the infection still occurs, it is possible to cause sinusitis, which is inflammation of the sinuses (air-filled cavities located under the cheekbones, forehead, nose, and eyes).
My advice, if this symptom has been going on for 5 days and is very disturbing to you, don't hesitate to consult a doctor further. The doctor will ask about your complaints and examine you to determine whether there are other medical conditions that you need to worry about. From this examination, the doctor will determine the next treatment.
Please also do the following suggestions:
get enough rest
consume foods with complete and balanced nutrition
maintain body fluid intake by consuming water
consume warm drinks or breathe hot steam from a bowl of hot water to help relieve breathing
take paracetamol if you have a fever
always keep your hands clean
always cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing to prevent transmission
Hopefully this information is useful.