Russian pediatrician Tatiana Nimaltseva has revealed the negative health consequences that prolonged nasal drip can lead to.
Nimaltseva stated, “Many people suffer from nasal congestion for an extended period during the cold season. One should be cautious and take necessary measures if the drip continues for more than two weeks.”
She explained, “If you are experiencing chronic nasal inflammation, its signs include the appearance of cracks in the nose, dryness, burning in the mucous membrane, headaches, and yellowish nasal discharge,” according to the Russian newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda.”
She continued, “There are several types of nasal inflammation, and their causes may vary. Chronic nasal inflammation is often a result of untreated acute nasal inflammation, which frequently occurs in children. Hypertrophic rhinitis is particularly serious, where the nasal mucous membrane swells, leading to congestion. As a result, the child often complains of headaches and difficulty breathing.”
She pointed out that the second type is chronic allergic rhinitis, characterized by abundant discharge, often accompanied by itching in the eyes and frequent sneezing.
Nasal inflammation caused by the use of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is the third type of the condition, accompanied by severe swelling of the mucous membrane. The cause is the use of vasoconstrictor drops.
According to the specialist, prolonged nasal drip is a serious matter, and it is important to consult an ear, nose, and throat doctor for necessary assistance.
She explained that “the nasal mucous membrane acts as a barrier against the penetration of various disease agents into the body. When the barrier function is impaired, the risk of infection increases. Complications may occur, leading to chronic nasal inflammation, sinusitis, middle ear inflammation, bronchitis, or pneumonia.