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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sinusitis: This condition seldom requires antibiotic therapy. Try using a saline irrigation with a Neti-pot (see your pharmacist), along with a decongestant like ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Likely old mucous: or sometimes, secretions can dry and appear yellow. If you are feeling well compared to a week ago, you are on the path to recovery.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Resistance: If you're feeling well, then continue with chlorhexidine gargles and review with your GP should it not settle in 2 weeks. At times the bacteria that c ... Read More
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The nasal mucous will color over time from the normal germs that live on the membrane walls.The color means less than the 2yo's pattern of daily activ ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: It certainly could be. The average cold lasts 7 - 10 days. Typically with a sinus infection you start to feel more ill, run a fever, sinus pressure, t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The fluid from your nose runs backward into your throat. From there, it stimulates coughing or spitting. The yellow mucous with streaks of blood is fr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe.: Take an antihistamine, like diphenhydramine. If that works it is allergies. Stop all fragrances and aerosols in soaps, detergents, and home, avoid s ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Try afrin (oxymetazoline) otc for three days only and see if that helps. Do not take longer for fear of rebound rhinitis and worsening congestion.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Expected: will take its course to totally clear, kindly finish the antibiotic course as prescribed, keep the saline nasal washes, good luck
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Cowan
12 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not infection: This is probably just post infectious inflammation causing mucous production. Sinus infections usually produce colored mucous throughout the day.
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