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A 29-year-old female asked:

I had some yellow fluid come out my noise. watery stuff. what could it be? i don't have any pains. i felt numb in my nose and mouth the prev day.

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Watery mucous & WBCs: As majority water based creatures (max ~62% if lean male; ~60% lean female), we routinely use outward flow, combined with immune system (White Blood Cells) to protect from irritants, threats. When Polys or Monocyte WBCs are activated & ingesting material external to the cells & killing it, they commonly produce proteins with a yellow color, green if ingesting many bacteria; a part of the response.

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