Prolonged Coughing And Colds Accompanied By Bloody Phlegm Coming Out Of The Nose?
Hello r nI am a 26 year old woman, I have had no cough with phlegm for almost 2 months. At first it was accompanied by a severe cold and on the tenth day I coughed up with the flu, I woke up and sputtered dark yellow phlegm and there was fresh blood and some were already brown. The phlegm does not come out through an effective cough, but from the doctor’s inner nasal cavity. I took the expectorant from the puskesmas and also bought it myself, but the cough did not heal to this day, but it was not as bad as the first week. . The shape is always lumpy because it is very thick. Then, this morning the mucus came out again in quite a large amount, clumping because it was concentrated, bleeding and occurred 3x. When I open my mouth, it feels like I’m in my jaw (and at the base of my throat?), It’s not flexible. Is that normal? According to the doctor whether I have sinusitis or something else?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Symptoms that you feel like a cold or nasal congestion, nasal mucus that is thick, and pain in the face does indeed lead to the possibility of rhinosinusitis.
Rhinosinusitis is a disease caused by inflammation of the sinus mucosa around the nose and nasal cavity. Major symptoms of rhinosinusitis include nasal congestion, thick mucus from the nose or throat, facial pain and irritating disorders. Minor symptoms can include headaches, fever, bad breath, weakness, toothache, aching or feeling full of ear, and coughing. The more major symptoms obtained, the greater the possibility of diagnosis. Symptoms are said to be acute if they occur in less than 12 weeks.
1. History of osteomeatal complex anatomical abnormalities, such as septal deviation
2. Allergic rhinitis
3. Non-allergic rhinitis
4. Nasal polyps
5. A history of significant tooth or gum abnormalities
6. Bronchial asthma
7. History of acute infections of the upper respiratory tract that often recurs
8. Smoking habits
9. Exposure to pollutants from the daily environment
Diagnosis is made through existing symptoms and physical examination, it may also be possible to carry out additional tests accordingly. The doctor will examine the front and back of the nose, throat, and ears for suspected rhinosinusitis. If necessary it may be done X-ray sinus examination and blood tests as indicated. Other possible diagnoses of such symptoms include acute bronchitis, acute rhinitis, asthma, or influenza.
Consult with an ENT specialist for further examination and other possible diagnoses, as well as a plan for further examination and treatment as indicated.
If there are symptoms of severe headache, visual disturbances, or swelling in the face, see a doctor immediately for an examination of possible complications.
That's all, hope you can help