The Cause Of Flu Is Prolonged And Difficult To Breathe?

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Hello, r n r nDoctor, I have a constant cold sneezing every morning or night when I am falling asleep. It is very annoying … it feels painful and hard to breathe, I use my mouth to breathe .. I try to use herbal medicine because I don’t want to be addicted to drugs, I use lime juice which is given honey and warm water .. my mother said it would be good for the lime skin to be added, I followed it but only for a slice .. but the reaction was that my throat was hot and itchy like I wanted the flu .. and already 2 days I really got the flu, a lot of sputum is clumping … so what should I do? Is it because my body’s immune system is weak or is it really not suitable for me to use herbs?

1 Answer:

Hello L Dewi Putriyani, thank you for your question to

Complaints that you experience can be caused by various things that affect your respiratory system, especially the organs of smell, namely the nose. The following are some of the conditions that can cause your complaint:

Inflammation in the lining of the nose caused by allergies or referred to as allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is one of the manifestations of allergies (immune system conditions that are too sensitive and wrong to recognize objects / compounds that are not dangerous as enemies) that occur in the nose. Allergic rhinitis sufferers can usually experience sneezing frequently and sometimes a lot (once sneezing can be up to> 4-5x) in certain conditions where there are allergens (called allergens). In addition to sneezing, symptoms can also be accompanied by a runny clear liquid from the nose, nasal congestion (causing the patient to be accustomed to breathing through the mouth), itchy nose, and sometimes accompanied by watery eyes and itchy eyes and throat. Symptoms will decrease or disappear if not exposed to allergens. Some types of allergies / conditions that can exacerbate symptoms such as cold allergies (usually at night or morning), mite allergies to dust, pollen, animal hair, and so forth. Usually also sufferers have manifestations of allergies in other body parts, such as asthma, hives / itching on the skin, and there is a family history of allergies. These complaints can vary, from rarely recurring to be felt until every day, and can also occur mild symptoms that do not interfere with activity or severe symptoms to interfere with activity or sleep.

Influenza virus infection or other viruses. This viral infection attacks the body through the air, which can occur in conditions that are not fit and cause symptoms such as colds, sneezing, fever, headaches, pain in other joints of the body, sore throat, and so forth. Therefore you also need to pay attention to any other symptoms that you experience besides problems in your nose. Usually for viral infections themselves can be cured without drugs (heal themselves) if the immune system is good. Required adequate fluid intake, nutritious food, and adequate rest to speed up the healing process.
Bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, especially the nose. Infection can occur in the nose and if it occurs for a long time and is not treated properly it can also involve sinuses / cavities in the bones on the face (causing sinusitis). Usually a bacterial infection can cause cold symptoms and is often accompanied by mucus from the nose that is greenish yellow, fever, sore throat, cough, headache, and if sinusitis occurs it will cause pain around the cheeks or forehead.

Nasal inflammation / rhinitis due to other conditions.

Your throat pain can be related to inflammation in your throat due to consumption of irritating substances such as food / drinks that are too acidic or spicy, or it can also be caused by infection (can be related to conditions in your nose as well or infections that run on their own).

Because it can be caused by a variety of things, my suggestion is to check your condition to the ENT specialist doctor so that the doctor can explore further your complaints and other complaints that accompany, trigger factors and relieve symptoms, a history of your illness and your family, and do a direct examination related to your condition. The doctor will conduct a complete physical examination, and if needed the doctor will also conduct a supporting examination.

Meanwhile, keep your body in good health by:

Avoid factors that can trigger the symptoms of your sneezing, for example if exacerbated when exposed to dust, make it a habit to use a mask, you can also try to sleep by wearing warm clothes or blankets and socks so as not to be too cold
Expand the intake of fluids / water, at least 2 liters / 8 cups per day
Consumption of nutritious foods (multiply vegetables and fruit)
Exercise regularly, 3-5 times a week with a minimum duration of 30 minutes per day
Get enough rest, at least 7-9 hours per day
If complaints cause headaches, you can take pain medications such as Paracetamol.

That's all, hopefully it's useful and I hope you get better soon.


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