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Nasal Mucous Ball
Nasal cancer or bening? Small amounts of blood tinged mucus in the morning when blowing nose 3 wks. No congestion or runny nose. Minor post nasal drip
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white ?
Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more
Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?
Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more
Would post nasal drip from allergies and a deviated septum cause constant sticky clear mucus and occasional dark brown mucus with blood in it?
Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?
Tongue is dry (thick white coating). Saliva pools on the floor of the mouth . Blocked dry nose and white thick post nasal drip?
How long?: Have these symptoms been present for long? Is your nose blocked because of crusty secretion and not turbinate swelling? If this has been present for more than a month, you may be suffering from sicca syndrome in which the glands secreting tears, saliva, and nasal mucus are no longer fully functioning. ...Read more
Thick green yellow mucus running from nose after 1 week of cold with large clear colored nasal discharge?
Flora shifting: If no fevers or significant pain--let it run! in fact, take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to keep things thin and flowing. Your body is likely re-balancing the flora in its sinuses, and this should stop about double the time you were sick. If fevers/pain, then see dr / urgent care. ...Read more
Could 3-4 yearlong daily nasal spray addiction (xylometazolin) cause post nasal drip, and coughing/ constant airways irritation. Which mimic asthma?
No: not directly ...It sound like you should ask your PCP for a referral to a Board Certified ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist!! Hope this helps BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read more
How do you differentiate mucus from the lungs and mucus coming from deviated septum/post nasal drip?
White hard, non-moveable lump, in right side of nostril wall. Nose bleeds, post nasal drip, hard to breathe through nose. Smell has gone. Any clue?
Nasal polyp: There are several possible causes including polyps. See an ENT doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?
Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?
Or the reverse...: Quite possibly the origin of the post nasal drip is also the origin of the bad odor. Could you have a polyp in the nasal cavity that causes mucus to be secreted and puddle? Could there be a chronic infection in one of your sinus cavities? Do you have chronic congestion or discolored drainage? Certainly something to be evaluated more thoroughly. ...Read more
Whenever I bring forth a post nasal drip and spit it out there's orange jelly like mucous ball? 2 colds in one month now too ...what is the jelly
Mucus: but you need to find out why. Having 2 colds in one month is highly unusual and thus I suspect that you may have a sinus infection. See doctor. ...Read more
Had a cold for a week. Lots of nasal mucous. Left side nostril has been bleeding upon blowing daily for 5 days. How can I "band-aid" this?
5 days!: Sorry to hear this. Please set up an appointment as soon as possible with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. He/she will take good care of your concern. ...Read more
Can nasal mucous or spit transmit any infections if I touch them and then subconciously pick my nose or rub my eyes?
Infection: Yes you can get infections that way especially viral upper respiratory ones. ...Read more
Can seasonal pollen allergies make you tired and dry eyes? Should I try something else if Allegra not helping ? Yellow nasal mucous since Thurs.
Yes.: Season allergies can affect your energy levels. There is good evidence that untreated allergies causes fatigue in the work place and school environment. Dry eyes is a little atypical but the itchy eyes could feel like dry eyes. Other good OTC antihistamine medications are Zyrtec and Claritin. Good OTC nasal sprays are Flonase and Nasacort (triamcinolone). Nasal irrigation is helpful too. ...Read more
No: The nasal mucosa produces about a quart of mucus daily and it lubricates the nasal mucosa. It is not only not harmful but very important for normal ciliary function in the nose. ...Read more
Nasal mucus: Nasal mucus is not harmful. It is produced by everyone’s nose and sinuses. It normally drains inconspicuously down the throat. If you are noticing it, it may mean that your mucus is dry due to medication side effect or dehydration. It also can be indicative of a problem, such as allergies, viral infection, or a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Can a small amount of white-ish nasal mucus be normal? I don't have any symptoms, just a bit in my nose everyday.
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more
For about four years now I’ve been having thick white, sticky nasal mucus. A little bit of it comes out, but lots of times is long and thick almost looks like semen ropes, but smaller. Sorry but that best describes it. I have to pick it out, ideas?
Sinusitis: Chronic allergic rhinosinusitus or chronic fungal nasal infection could give you thick white stringy mucus. It may be interrupting your sleep and causing daytime sleepiness or even memory loss. You should consider having your primary care provider evaluate this condition before damage to the sinuses occurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exam: have the nasal discharge examined by an ENT specialist and have a bacterial culture performed. Do not attempt to diagnose or treat this without a medical workup. ...Read more
Recurrence: You might have a recurrence of a bacterial sinus infection. Try the simple things first, nasal saline rinse, Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM, and a decongestant. You can even try Nasacourt (it is an over the counter nasal steroid spray). If it doesnt help or your symptoms last more than 10 days, then you should consider antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the past 2 months I have had chronic nasal mucus (snot) build up and spotty blood when blowing my nose. Pls advise?
See your doctor: Any time there's blood, you should be examined by a professional. ...Read more
Thick nasal mucus - I have to blow my nose very hard to get the plug feeling out, it is commonly very thick, white (not clear). Should I be concern?
Thick nasal mucus: Thick nasal mucus can be related to sinusitis, but not necessarily. If you have chronic allergies or recurrent infections you should consult a doctor who can identify if there is an opportunity to improve nasal inflammation with sprays or treat infection with antibiotics. You may benefit from good nasal hygiene as well which involves using salt water rinses to clear mucus and allergens. ...Read more
I'm 27, non-smoker, but since 5 years ago after a pneumonia I've been showing black thin strings in my nasal mucus every time I get ill, like the flu?
Very+low+fever+and+white+thick+nasal+mucus for more then 3 weeks going and coming back . I have no caugh, could it be sinusitis ?
Possiblr: Three weeks is a long time for this...Time for a vsit to your family doc for a check-up.. ...Read more