I'm 16 and am suffering with continuous phlem and cattarh. When I have the flu, it becomes thicker and frequent but when i'm healthy, it's always in my throat so I have to push whatevers in my throat by tightening my chest from making a distorted cough. I was prescribed with anti-biotics after 4 months of having it and they made a slight difference then it returned. Periodically, my sinuses get very tight and blocked and I can feel the mucus or what ever it is behind my nose. I have been ill with the flu for around 3 days now and my nose is continuously running and I have phlem and cattarh in my throat and mouth which is either being swallowed and/or being coughed and spat out every 5 minutes. By coughing so tightly and forcefully, it have given me a sore throat and has altered my voice by making it very deep and during conversations it cuts off so i'm whispering. I would go to the doctors but if a blood test is necessary because I have a serious phobia of needles. Please help!
What you describe is strongly suggestive of chronic sinusitis possibly with chronic inflammation of your nose as well. I suspect that what you describe as the flu is more likely to be acute worsening of your baseline condition (new infection or flare-up of existent infection). I can appreciate your “phobia of needles” but you really should see a doctor (ideally and ENT specialist) as there are many causes of chronic inflammation/infection of the sinuses and not all will respond to common antibiotic therapy. In addition, your condition is very unlikely to clear-up on its own.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.