Nasal Congestion For 7 Months During Chemotherapy?
In the afternoon, I want to ask my mother who has experienced nasal congestion for about 7 months, initially only one nasal congestion but now in December it’s blocked both, and the symptoms sometimes are blocked sometimes not but when at night the feeling of blockedness feels more clogged. As for the history of my mother’s illness, I had breast cancer and is still undergoing chemotherapy. For these nasal congestion symptoms is there any connection with this chemo? because other patients have the same disease as my mother did not experience nasal congestion … and what is the solution that my mother can live for this nasal congestion?
Hello Batamia, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.
Nasal congestion has many causes, could be due to interference due to air irritation such as vehicle smoke or exposure to cigarette smoke, and could be due to concomitant diseases such as allergies, sinusitis, and infections such as influenza and ARI. If it is associated with the condition of your mother now, then most likely has nothing to do with a history of breast cancer. However, basically chemotherapy sometimes has the effect of decreasing immunity or endurance, so patients who undergo chemotherapy become prone to infections. Most likely because of this your mother becomes easily up to diseases such as flu which can cause nasal congestion.
While what can be done independently at home to relieve nasal congestion complaints are:
live steam warm water bath using warm water to wash your face using a warm towel more fluid consumption so that the thickness of mucus in the nose will be reduced If the above advice is not too helpful, then you should consult a doctor or ENT doctor to determine the underlying cause and get the appropriate treatment. Thus the explanation from us, hopefully helps.