The Old Cold Doesn’t Go Away?
I have a cold for 2 weeks. The first week my life was blocked.. I took Alpara medicine but it didn’t get better in a week.rnrnThe second week I went to the clinic with Loratadine and Methylprednisolone. Now that the medicine has just finished, my nose is no longer blocked but there is still a runny nose. Colorless mucus.rnrnShould I buy more loratadine/methylprednisolone/alpara? Or what treatment should I do?rnThank you
First of all, I want to thank you for asking questions on HealthReplies.com. I will try to help answer your question,
A cold is a condition that is usually caused by a viral infection. Usually with a good immune system colds will be cured within 1 week. However, if a cold is experienced for more than 1 week, it is necessary to do a direct examination of the cause.
In general, there are two main causes of cold complaints, namely due to allergies or non-allergies. In non-allergic causes can be caused by,
3. There are polyps in the nose
There are several symptoms to watch out for, namely,
1. Colds do not go away after 1 week
2. High fever daiats 38 degrees Celsius
3. The mucus changes color to yellow or green and is mixed with blood
4. Shortness of breath
Therefore, considering this situation has been going on for a long time, you should visit again with the doctor who has treated you or visit an ENT specialist so that you can be given the right treatment. The doctor will usually conduct a medical interview, physical examination and additional examinations such as a complete blood test or CT scan to determine the exact cause of the complaint.
Here are tips for you,
1. Improve your body's immune system by eating a balanced nutritious diet and getting enough rest
2. Drink at least 2 liters of water carefully
3. Regular exercise 30 minutes for 3 times a week
4. Gargle with salt water to relieve nasal congestion
5. Consumption of vitamins to boost immunity
6. If you have a fever, take paracetamol to lower your body pressure
Here's an article that you can read,
Have a cold
So much information that we can convey, hopefully this information can be useful to overcome your complaint.
dr. Radhianie Djan, BmedSc