I have been sick with colds, strep throat,bronchitis most of the semester?

21, Male.

I am a junior in college and am currently at school and just feel like I have been sick with colds for most of the semester. This has easily been the most academically challenging semester of my college career, and with that came a lot of stress and anxiety (I do feel like i suffer from some form of anxiety). In late August I caught strep throat, as it was going around a lot on campus. Since that I have had bronchitis in September (which cleared up in a few weeks) and after that have just been dealing with minor colds (stuffy nose, slight cough, minor scratchy throat). Once once cold seems to be dissipating, it seems to either come back or a new one comes in. In general I feel like a healthy person, as I am not overweight, however, I do not eat super healthy and because of my immense school work I do not get much exercise.

I do live in an apartment with 3 other guys, and the house isn’t always the cleanest, but they don’t seem to be suffering. I don’t really suffer form allergies, and I know my colds aren’t allergies because the phlegm is yellow/green. I am NOT sexually active. Do drink probably once a week, but am not a smoker.

I feel like I have overworked myself this semester and have been constantly stressed, and having constant runny noses and slight coughs isn’t helping, especially with my anxiety. Need answers!

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Ayman Darrag
4:28 am

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com Actually stress and anxiety is playing a role in your illness but mainly your immune system looks so weak..recurrent colds,brinchitis,and chest infections are signs of low immunity and incomplete treatment courses. As an advice ; you should consider getting a full course of antibiotics for the infection to fade away. Then work on your immunity get enough vitamins and eat much fruits and vegetables ,vitamin c and b12 are crucial. Get some form of regular exercises like Walking or running. Yoga is important to control your stress and anxiety level . Finally ..it is… Read more »

Nouran Maamdouh
8:15 am

You need to replenish yourself with healthy dieting,exercise and stress release techniques.
Try not over stressing your body as its resistance to get infected is higher .
See a specialist to check your bronchitis if it needs therapy at the moment.

11:25 am

this doesn’t seem to be related to anxiety. Either it is a resistant form of allergic rhinitis or it may be due to lowered immunity. get a CT PNS done to rlue out intra sinus polyps.

Ahmed Fawzy
11:49 am

Make sure u have a very good breakfast every day
Avoid vitamins until your pelgm colors is no more green
Once it is yellow or white go with multivitamins
An lung bacteria feeds on vitamins more than u do