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What causes yellow mucus in your throat and mouth

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat mucus: Mucus tends to thicken and turn yellow or slightly green as water evaporates from it. The flow of mucus slows at night, so that in the morning you'll ... Read More
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Dr. Jaime Quejada
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mucus membranes: Usually secrete a clear mucus to lubricate the membrane. Yellow mucus may be an indication of an infection.

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Congratulation.: congratulation on your decision to stop smoking. the length of time and the number of cigarettes that you smoked not enough to cause any serious damag ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, post-nasal drop, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sore throat: This is often viral, although sore throat may be due to post nasal discharge from sinuses or to acid reflux or other condition. The only way to accura ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Slight jaundice: You may be suffering from epstein-barr virus or 'mono' which can make you slightly yellow, with throat symptoms as you describe. Everyone's a little d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eloise Malan
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Rhinosinusitis: Sounds like sinus infection or allergy. The mucus from the nose and mouth and the sore throat at night (from a post nasal drip) sound quite typical. Y ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Examination: Need a lot more information, including a complete medical history, to be able to diagnose/treat. Please make an appointment with your General Physicia ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: an infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
26 years experience Urgent Care
Swollen uvula: This is actually more common than you might think, and you need to get to a physician immediately so you can be appropriately treated. If your pcp or ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Your symptoms are consistent with a viral/bacterial infection and the purulent material (yellow/green mucus) is the body's defense mechanism challengi ... Read More
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