Greece is a very developed country. Yet it still suffers from many infectious and cardiovascular diseases. Here we will discuss Catarrh. Which is not so common but serious disease. The inflammation of mucous membranes in your airways and typically affecting the back of the nose is referred to as Catarrh.

If you are consistently fighting the urge to clear your throat or unblock the nose, then there is a high chance that you are suffering from Catarrh. The disease can be extremely frustrating and difficult to shake off. However, the good thing is that it is not considered to be serious. The treatment options are also wide. According to the definition of the doctors, the Catarrh is an excess of thick phlegm or mucus in one of the airways or cavities of the body.

The disease generally affects the front of the face either side of the nose, but can also occur in the throat or chest of the victim. Even though the disease is not a condition itself, but it shows the symptoms of other conditions such as cold or high fever.

Now the big question there is what causes Catarrh. Typically, the disease is caused by the body’s natural defenses, i.e. the immune system. When it occurs, it sends white blood cells to the source of the infection or irritation. This infection then releases molecules that cause the mucous membranes to swell and produce mucus.

Symptoms of Catarrh

The disease is not very serious and dangerous, but it must be treated. It is because its mild and severe symptoms may hurt you deeply. It generally takes two to three days for the appearance of the symptoms. It may feel very frustrating to live with these symptoms. They can also affect your sleep and can also make you feel extremely tired. Catarrh may show the following signs and symptoms:

  • Constant Need to Clear your Throat
  • Feeling That Your Throat is Blocked
  • Blocked or Stuffy Nose Nose That you Can’t Clear 
  • Runny Nose
  • Feeling of Mucus Running Down the Back of Your Throat
  • Persistent Cough
  • Headache or Facial Pain
  • Reduced Sense of Smell and Taste
  • Crackling Sensation or Mild Hearing Loss

Diagnosis and Treatment 

No diagnosis of Catarrh is generally required. If you are feeling the above-mentioned symptoms, then you must be suffering from Catarhh. However, the main factor is the treatment of this disease. In some cases, the disease goes on itself and don’t require any treatment. If it doesn’t happen so, then there are things that you can try at home to deliver.

  • Avoid things that trigger your symptoms, like allergen or smoky places
  • Taking sips of cold water when you feel the need to clear your throat
  • A few medications and antibiotics might also help you
  • Stay well hydrated
  • Avoid warm and dry atmospheres

Contact the Global Patient Transfer team to get further useful details and information about this disease.