Nose And Ears Like Stuffy When You Have A Cold?
I’m having a cold right now, but the mucus in my nose doesn’t come out even though I’m tight, then the effect is that my ears are like that, like they’re at their peak. Why is that?
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A cold can cause you to have a runny or stuffy nose. Generally, mucus becomes difficult to expel if you are in a cold environment or at high altitudes. As a result, the mucus will thicken, causing respiratory obstruction and sound resonance. This is what causes your voice to become smelly (bindeng). Because the nose and ear are connected by a channel called the Eustachian tube, a blockage in the nasal area can cause the balance of pressure in the ear to be disturbed. This condition can be characterized by decreased hearing and a sensation of fullness in the ear.
The colds and various complaints that you experience can arise due to various factors, including:
Sinusitis (inflammation of the mucosa of the sinus cavities); usually accompanied by olfactory disturbances, yellowish or greenish nasal mucus, foul smelling sensation, facial pain, headache Nasal polyps (benign tumors of the nasal mucosa); usually accompanied by frequent nosebleeds, nasal congestion is predominant on one side, or a dangling mass appears in the nasal cavity Allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucosa due to allergies); for example caused by inhalation of pollen, exposure to cold temperatures, animal dander, dust mites. Patients can also experience itchy nose and eyes, watery eyes, sneezing, and various other complaints Non-allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucosa triggered by infection, can be caused by viruses or bacteria) Nasopharyngeal cancer (malignant tumors in the throat), and so on How long have you had this complaint? Does it really bother you to make it difficult for you to do your activities?
If so, you should immediately check your complaint with an ENT specialist. A physical examination and/or follow-up examinations, such as rhinoscopy, X-ray, even a CT scan, may be carried out by the doctor so that treatment can be carried out on target.
At this time, you should not rub your nose excessively. Avoid living in an environment that is too cold, dusty, or polluting. Use a mask to prevent the entry of harmful foreign particles into the respiratory tract. Drink warm water often and eat lots of hot food. Diligently exercise and always clean the environment where you live so that it is free from dust and other impurities.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah