About a month ago, I began to notice a slight nasal congestion and coughing (felt like something was caught in my throat) similar to the usual symptoms of the flue/cold, and just wrote it off as that. In a couple days, it went away. However, another day or two went by, and the same symptoms came back. This has now become a pattern for the last month, with the symptoms becoming more severe. My nose is constantly running, and/or I'm coughing so much that I can't sleep at night and at times causes me to choke up and barf and a white-clear foam (doesn't seem like mucus or phlegm) comes up when I cough. I've also noticed a slight fever during these "episodes". I've managed to supress it enough to sleep with a couple tylenols/over the counter pain medicine during the times it gets very harsh, but since the symptoms keep reaccuring, I'm sure this is only a temporary solution. During the last couple months, I have not changed anything in my surroundings or changed my diet, and my daily regime has been the same also, but I can't help but think that this is a new allery or an allergy I didn't know I had until now..? What else would cause this?
According to the symptoms you report (running nose, intermittent severe cough at night and slight fever) you might be experiencing chronic pharyngitis. The reasons for chronic pharyngitis could include an allergy, chronic irritation, or infection of the area. Blood analyses, allergy tests, and microbiological pharyngeal smear have to be done to identify the reason for chronic pharyngitis. You can go to an ENT-specialist for a detailed and thorough examination.
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