The Cause Of Cough Accompanied By Colds Accompanied By Prolonged Lumpy Mucus?
Dear doctor. It has been almost 4 weeks since I have a cold. I have counted it since the 25th of February. But the mucus that comes out is a little bit and feels like a lump. Is this a severe condition? Because every drug is gone, I seek treatment again but it has not yet healed.
Hello Ruth, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Reading your complaint, the complaint can be caused by several possible conditions such as:
Allergic rhinitis Vasomotor rhinitis Sinusitis Middle ear infection due to infection of the respiratory tract for a long time Because your complaint has been going on for a long time and has not improved, so it is highly recommended for you to consult the complaint further with the ENT specialist for further evaluation also on your ears, nose and throat so that you can determine the cause and what therapy should be given according to the condition of the cause. Regarding whether or not it is severe, it all depends on the cause so an evaluation by a doctor is needed to determine the severity of your current condition.
In the meantime, in addition to checking your complaints further to the doctor, you are also encouraged to at home to:
Avoid the entry of water or other fluids into both ears, especially the ears that are experiencing complaints Avoiding scraping the ears with a cotton bud or with any object itself because it can cause injury that aggravates the complaint Keep consuming drugs given by the doctor who examined you last time until there is further advice from your ENT doctor. Avoid taking other medicines without clear advice from the doctor. Keep blowing your nose and phlegm out, and do not swallow or hold it so that it does not come out. Use a mask as long as the complaint is still present. Avoid traveling to crowded places if not forced Make sure you consume enough nutritious food and fluids every day. Pay attention and avoid the things that you feel trigger or aggravate your complaints. Get enough rest every day. Avoid cigarette smoke. Hope it helps.