Prolonged Cold With Joint Pain?
I want to ask.rnI have a cold and cough for almost 4 months.rnrnIt has been healed for about 2 weeks, but it came back after a few days of heavy rain.rnrnIt’s even worse now, , sore throat, stuffy nose, headache, body aches, and joint pain, and walking feels heavy.rnrnWhat do you think is the cure?
Hello Nushaminn Conv
Thank you for your question
Sneezing and nasal congestion can actually be caused by various things, it can be due to infection, exposure to cold weather, exposure to dust or allergies to certain substances. For prolonged sneezing or runny nose, there are several things that can cause this condition, namely:
respiratory tract infections (especially in the nasal cavity) allergic rhinitis sinusitis nasal polyps presence of nasal foreign body blockage tumors or malignancies in the nasal area You need to understand that the nasal passages, throat and ear canals are actually interconnected. So when you experience interference in one of these channels (infection or inflammation), the process of the disorder can spread to other channels. If you often have repeated colds, you can think about the possibility of an allergy to a certain substance, this must be confirmed by an allergy test. If you really have allergies, then as much as possible you should avoid contact with substances that cause allergies. We recommend that you wear a mask during sneezing or colds when you are outside the house. To know for sure what condition you are experiencing, you should indeed consult a general practitioner or if necessary you can consult an ENT specialist (ear, nose, and throat). After a physical examination and other supporting examinations (blood tests, allergy tests, nasal X-rays) according to certain indications by the doctor, it will be known about the cause of the prolonged cold you are experiencing.
Inflammation or infection in the nose and respiratory tract can indeed cause complaints of fever, dizziness, body aches, sore throat and nasal congestion that you experience. You can overcome this complaint by taking cold and cough relievers (usually in the form of a combination drug to treat discomfort in the throat, runny nose, fever and dizziness) which are sold in the market. Make sure you drink lots of water to relieve the burning sensation in your throat. If there is evidence of infection such as nasal mucus (snot) that looks thick and yellowish or even green in color, you may also need antibiotics. You should take this medicine on the advice of a doctor.
If the complaint persists, immediately consult a doctor.
Hope this answer helps you.
dr. Aldy Valentino