Sneezing Accompanied By Itchy Nose And Congestion After Exposure To Cold Weather Or Dust
Hello. I want to ask about the condition of my nose. I always used to catch a cold when the weather was a bit cold or the nose got dust. It’s kind of like weather or dust allergy. every time I catch a cold, my nose feels itchy and I scratch u0026sup2; / kucek u0026sup2; which finally made my nose bleed. I tried to see the condition in my nose by looking inside using a flashlight and I saw on my nose to the left there was a bump that closed my nostrils. While the right is not there. I tried to breathe by closing one of my nostrils and my left nose was clogged and had difficulty breathing because of the lump. While the right hand breathe smoothly u0026sup2; only. I wonder why my nose. Are there serious problems ??
Hello Boru Munthe, Thank you for the question.
Symptoms of sneezing accompanied by itchy nose and congestion after exposure to certain triggers are caused by allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the walls of the nasal cavity that is triggered by an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction is a reaction that occurs when the immune system overreacts to things that should not be harmful to the body but are interpreted as dangerous so that the immune system secretes histamine and a number of other inflammatory substances. This inflammatory substance causes swelling of the nasal wall so that sufferers experience nasal congestion. Maybe this swelling is what you see as a lump. Another possibility for the bump you are referring to is nasal polyps, which are benign growths in the nasal wall. If it is caused by allergic rhinitis, then the symptoms will gradually improve on their own after the allergic exposure is removed.
Apart from allergies, rhinitis can also be caused by infections such as colds or colds. If caused by infection, symptoms will appear when infected with this virus but do not appear due to exposure to certain things such as dust, animal hair, cigarette smoke, or cold air.
At this time please try the following recommendations: consume warm drinks or breathe warm steam from a bowl of hot water to help relieve nasal congestion. Don't rub your nose too hard because the nose wall has delicate blood vessels that break easily, making it easy to bleed if you rub your nose too hard. You are also advised to avoid things that can cause allergies to you such as dust and cold air.
If the symptoms of nasal congestion persist for more than 2 weeks and are accompanied by decreased olfaction, please consult your nearest ENT doctor for further examination to ascertain the cause so that appropriate treatment can be given.
Hopefully this information helps you.