Sneezing Prolonged In Winter Accompanied By A White Slimy Nose?
Hello, sorry doctor I want to ask I have long felt a long sneezing cold season, and there is always white mucus liquid that comes out of my nose, it does not recur only in winter but if exposed to dust will also recur, other effects are ear and eye itching, and a mild headache, I don’t know this is just a weather allergy or sinus and polyp and until now a little bump has appeared on the nasal palate that might be due to me scratching with my hands and tissues, and this has only been 2 days. The question is how do we knowing that the nose is just a pimple, or an infection from another illness? the problem is a bit of benah.thank you
Hello, Adinda Ulandari, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
To find out the cause and type of a disease suffered by a person, there are a series of processes that must be gone through. Initially, it must be known in advance the details of patient complaints, medical history and history of the disease experienced by patients to those around the patient. After that, according to the information obtained from the patient, the doctor already has an estimate of the causes that still need to be proven. The estimate will be proven by a physical examination as a whole and supporting examinations if needed.
In your complaint, it can be estimated several possible causes of your complaint, which must then be sought through a question and answer session with the doctor about complaints that occur, a physical examination directly by the doctor, and if necessary a supporting examination. Possible causes are:
1. Rhinitis / inflammation of the nose, can be caused due to allergies, infections (viruses / bacteria), to vasomotor (other causes)
2. Nasal polyps
3. Other bumps on the nose, such as folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles), nasal furuncle
If this complaint has been running for more than 1 week, does not get better, and interferes with activities, you should check this condition to the doctor. The doctor will examine the ears, nose, throat, and head in general to see what is happening. If necessary, investigations can be carried out such as X-ray, CT-scan, to allergy tests. Treatment will be tailored to the cause and severity of the disease.
If you suspect you have certain allergies, you should avoid exposure to substances that cause you to experience allergic reactions such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, swelling, etc. Avoid strong odors and smoke (eg cigarettes, motor vehicles). Avoid touching / squeezing bumps on the nose to prevent complications such as additional infections. Drink plenty of water and enough rest to help speed healing.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.