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what do bright yellow boogers mean

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Dr. John Froude
53 years experience Infectious Disease
You have a cold.: When the secretions of the nose get infected they turn yellow or green.
Dr. Christine Strohmeyer
37 years experience Family Medicine
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Brand
37 years experience Dentistry
Need follow-up SOON!: Yes! you definitely need to see your medical practitioner soon - you likely have an infection that does not respond to penicillin (which does work w ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Emrich
42 years experience Dentistry
See your physician: Take action today and see a physician penvk is not doing the trick for this infection...Call today chuck.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Antibiotic : Your treatment should include nasal saline washes. Your physician or urgent care can recommend another antibiotic.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See an ENT: For evaluation, possibly sense of smell is affected by nasal cavity / sinuses inflammation, meanwhile, use saline nasal washes liberally to clear your ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Vaginal discharge: You could have an infection, so please visit your health care giver soon.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
21 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
Sinusitis?: See a dr--he needs antibiotics and eye drops
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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