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What does bright yellow snot mean

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
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
URI: It means there's an active and likely healthy immune response to an invading or inflammatory allergen, bacteria or virus. Your immune system is doing ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: I assume from your question that your snot is a mixture of clear and yellow. This could be indicative of any number of things: rhinosinusitis, aller... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
More info needed: Discharge from where? Nose? Ear? Vaginal? Other? If vaginal, colored discharge suggests infection. At your age of 22, the most common such infections ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yellow mucus: A sinus infection is a likely cause especially if you've had a head cold during the past week. Antibiotics may be advisable if symptoms persist much l... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Irrelevant: The color of your snot tells you nothing. People who have colds often have yellow snot, but the cold is still caused by a virus.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal "snot": A vaginal discharge that comes from that orifice that does not itch or offends your nose(odor) is normal. and needs to be left alone to avoid more ser... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Infection or allergy: Dark yellow or green mucus draining from nose could be due to an infection ( viruses and bacteria can cause this). Allergies can also cause this.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Cold, allergy, sinus: If this has been going on only a few days, it's probably a common cold. If longer, allergic rhinitis or chronic sinusitis are the best bets. See a doc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Infection ; hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge. In some cases though discharge can be ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Clogged Ear: "clogged ear" feeling can be due to inner ear fluid or cerumen in outer ear canal. Inner fluid can cause eustachian tube dysfunction, often w/ concurr... Read More
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