Nasal Congestion In Winter And Frequent Nosebleeds On Long Trips?
Good afternoon, my name is Anis aged 18 years. I want to ask, every winter my nose is always blocked, why is that? And one more thing, I often travel quite a distance, and my nose often comes out with blood but is not accompanied by pain, why is that? R nThank you
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In sensitive people, exposure to excessive cold temperatures can cause the mucosal lining in the nasal cavity walls to swell and produce excess mucus. This condition often makes the nose become blocked. Not only that, sufferers also often experience itching in the nose area to the eyes, watery eyes, runny nose, dizziness, headache, sneezing, coughing, muscle and joint pain, weakness, and various other complaints. In the medical realm, this condition is known as allergic rhinitis. The cause has to do with the excessive sensitivity of the respiratory tract in response to the inhalation of foreign substances, including cold temperatures, dust mites, pollen, mold spores, etc., to the respiratory tract as a result of being perceived as a harmful substance, when in fact it is not. As a result, the body will produce certain chemical substances, namely histamine, which plays a role in modulating allergy symptoms, including what you experience.
Not only allergic rhinitis, your complaints can also occur due to other causes, such as vasomotor rhinitis, viral infections, bacterial infections, nasal polyps, sinusitis, nasal septal deviation, to cancer of the nasal cavity and throat.
The appearance of spotting blood from the nose (epistaxis) can be caused by exposure to excessive heat or dry air. This condition can occur, for example, when you are traveling far to hot or windy areas. Not only that, but epistaxis also occurs due to side effects of drugs, rhinosinusitis, nasal tumors, hypertension, blood clotting disorders, and various other factors. Some people are more susceptible to epistaxis than others because of the superficial tangle of blood vessels in their nasal cavities that are sensitive and prone to rupture.
We recommend that you have your condition checked directly to a doctor or ENT specialist. Through a comprehensive physical examination, or accompanied by supporting examinations, for example laboratory tests, x-rays, endoscopy of the respiratory tract, CT scan, and so on, usually appropriate treatment can be identified, so that your complaints will slowly improve.
The first steps you should take:
If you are in a cold temperature environment, use clothes that are thicker and able to warm your body, drink more warm water, use an air humidifier whenever possible Avoid exposure to environments that are too windy and hot. cover your nose to avoid inhaling harmful substances or those that can trigger allergies in your respiratory tract. Get plenty of exercise. Increase your intake of vitamin C Don't smoke Don't also take drugs carelessly. Hopefully this helps.