How To Deal With Persistent Flu / Sinusitis?
At night, I want to ask if I have had a mild cold cough for almost 1 month because I let it go (without taking medication), then when I started to feel I needed to take medicine, I took antibiotics for 3 days, but there was no change, it got worse (dizziness, stuffy nose, sometimes fever) then I added 2 days of antibiotics to 5 days, but nothing changed, so I stopped taking the antibiotics, then I drank CTM for the cold, then antalgin for dizziness because the cough was not there, however still clogged n3 years ago I had sinusitis surgery, and the location of the sinuses on the face near the nose, after the operation it doesn’t hurt anymore if you push the sinus area nBut now I start getting sick again if you squeeze the sinus area n How is it? What steps should I take? nThank you for the time, good night 😊
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Before continuing, we want to remind you that not all drugs are free to buy. And one of the most obvious ones you shouldn't buy without a doctor's prescription are antibiotics. Although the pharmacist where you buy the drug is allowed, this is not a legal action because any type of antibiotic should only be consumed after getting a doctor's prescription. After getting a doctor's prescription, you should not increase or decrease the dose or amount. You should only take exactly what your doctor prescribes, whether it's for 5 days, 7 days or 10 days. You can't add to it if you don't feel better, and you can't stop it prematurely even though you feel well. This is important because the use of antibiotics that is not wise has the potential to cause bacterial resistance / resistance to the drug and this makes the bacteria more difficult to treat and cure in the next infection, both in you and in other people.
Then, flu symptoms such as cough, runny nose, dizziness and nasal congestion can be caused by anything, including:
Viral or bacterial infection
Among these few possibilities, the majority of them are like viral infections, nasal congestion, polyps and allergies that cannot be treated with antibiotics. Sinusitis is not all caused by bacteria, so treatment with antibiotics must be accompanied by sufficient consideration and evidence. Our advice, because the complaints you experience do not improve after treatment, you should check with an ENT doctor for further tests in order to narrow down the above possibilities. The treatment you will receive will vary depending on the results of the examination.
Meanwhile, live a healthy lifestyle with lots of water consumption, regular rest, stay away from cigarette smoke, and consider triggers such as animal hair, cold air, or fatigue. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa