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Does yellow mucus mean sinus infection

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 15 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Expected: will take its course to totally clear, kindly finish the antibiotic course as prescribed, keep the saline nasal washes, good luck
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
ALLERGY SINUSITIS: Most likely you have allergy sinusitis , or you could be having a chronic sinusitis try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydra... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moorhead
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Antibiotic : Antibiotic treatment can alter the balance of bacteria and other organisms in the body. In the mouth, this can lead to an increase in the growth of so... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Usually not.: The secretions are green or yellow in hue.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Need Antibiotics: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection.If you have sinus inf... Read More
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