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What do bright yellow boogers mean

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Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
You have a cold.: When the secretions of the nose get infected they turn yellow or green.
Dr. Christine Strohmeyer
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Most likely a virus: Change in phlegm color is usually due to a virus like the common cold. Drink plenty of fluid. Can use a decongestant such as pseudofed or Mucinex (g... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
White blood cells: When body discharges (nasal, sputum or phlegm, ear, genital) are yellow or green, it's generally because large numbers of white blood cells are presen... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Vaginal discharge: You could have an infection, so please visit your health care giver soon.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Get checked: You could have an infection. See your doctor or urgent care department as soon as possible.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Very common : Thin, mucousy discharge is very common in early pregnancy. If you have severe cramping certainly contact your doctor as soon as possible. Otherwise y... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
If his immunizations: are up-to-date, you don't have to worry about whooping cough. Viral upper respiratory illnesses cause runny nose, cough & conjunctivitis. If he ha... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Sinusitis: use warm compresses to head pressure areas and use a decongestant to help keep your nose draining and it usually will pass. If you have fever or head... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Depends: If these symptoms have been present for just a few days, it is likely from a viral infection. However if the symptoms gets worse or you develop a fev... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Fredric Pullen
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 63 years experience
An early upper respiratory infection.: This sounds like an early upper respiratory infection. To treat this gargle with some warm salt water, put 1 teaspoon of salt in a large glass of warm... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Varies: The fluid will get sent for laboratory analysis and pathology. These should help identify the cause of the effusion. Only your doctor can tie the fact... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Mucus: Sounds like you have a yellow mucoid discharge from your nose, otherwise known as snot. This often occurs with a viral upper respiratory infection, t... Read More
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