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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually not.: The secretions are green or yellow in hue.

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Viral infection: You most likely have a viral infection.
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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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 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
14 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 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 female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your PCP: A persistent cough can be a symptom of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). See your PCP for consultation and 24-hour pH probe test.
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Cowan
13 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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
And your proof: That it is not an infection? Allergy, autoimmunity may cause inflammation, but green slime sounds like infection, either bacteria or fungi. Get a cul ... Read More
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