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A 36-year-old female asked:

Have an increase in clear nasal mucus with tiny brown specks in it from post nasal drip when i spit it out for few days. clear when i blow my nose.have a headache too for 4days. had spray painted few weeks ago and used saline and steroid nose sprays?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Watch for yellow or green drainage, fever, chills, facial pain or swelling. Sinus pressure may cause a headache, but this symptom should be further evaluated. The brown specks could represent dried blood or fungal infection. A sample for culture and a fungal stain may be ordered by your PCP. Nasal saline is often effective in reducing nasal congestion and pressure. Watch for signs of cough.
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