Nasal Congestion Accompanied By Mucus Production?
At night I have the flu every day, especially at night I keep sneezing and always discharge mucus or mucus and my nose is clogged or blocked so I find it hard to breathe sometimes not accompanied by sneezing my nose can suddenly become blocked Is this a symptom of sinus or is it just an allergy?
Hello Iswari, Thank you for the question.
Nasal congestion accompanied by mucus production and sneezing can be caused by:
flu, namely influenza virus infection in the respiratory tract allergic rhinitis, which is inflammation of the nose wall caused by allergic reactions, for example to dust, pollen, animal hair, cold air sinusitis, which is inflammation of the sinus walls. The sinuses are air-filled cavities located under the cheekbones, nose, and forehead. Do you know the trigger (as in the example mentioned above)? How is the condition of your bedroom, is it a lot of dust? Does your bedroom have air-conditioner? Your complaint may be due to allergic rhinitis. This inflammation can also affect the sinuses and cause sinusitis. In addition to complaints of a stuffy and runny nose, sufferers of sinusitis will experience symptoms of headaches, facial pain, fever, impaired olfactory function, and bad breath.
Please check with an ENT specialist for further examination and treatment. The doctor will ask about your complaint and examine you. If necessary, the doctor will perform further tests such as x-rays of the sinuses. The next treatment will be given by the doctor according to your condition.
Please try to identify the trigger and avoid it. You can inhale steam from a bowl of hot water, drink a warm drink, or use a humidifier to relieve breathing.
I hope this helps.