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I get a yellow crusty sore in my nose frequently? Herpes?

I get a yellow crusty sore in my nose frequently? Herpes?

Or impetigo: Yellow crusty sores in the nasal area are usually impetigo (bacterial skin infection) - but if the sore is always in the exact same spot, and starts with painful blisters, it could be herpes simplex. There are treatments for both, so you should see your doctor or a dermatologist the next time it happens, get it cultured, and find out which it is. ...Read more

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Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?

Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?

URI: How long have you had the red throat & nose? Most upper respiratory conditions start as viruses. It usually takes 7 -10 days before becoming bacterial. You should take throat lozenges, gargle salt water, drink lots of fluids, use nasal saline, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you develop discomfort. If it gets progressively worse, you need to see MD for exam, culture, and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from blocked sore nose and sometimes yellow thick mucus & constantly coughing for over 6 month could this be a sinus infection ?

I have been suffering from blocked sore nose and sometimes yellow thick mucus & constantly coughing for over 6 month could this be a sinus infection ?

Maybe.: Take an antihistamine, like diphenhydramine. If that works it is allergies. Stop all fragrances and aerosols in soaps, detergents, and home, avoid smoke and smoking, all of which are irritants to respiratory passages. If no better, this could certainly be a sinus infection. Get seen and treated then. ...Read more

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Waking with sore head blocked nose blowing nose and yellow fluid drains out. Gp says there's nothing they can do?

Waking with sore head blocked nose blowing nose and yellow fluid drains out. Gp says there's nothing they can do?

Find another Dr.: Yellow discharge usually means infection, and may require antibiotics. In the meantime, I suggest Afrin nasal spray to shrink your nasal and sinus membranes, and open up your eustachian tubes. Also, get a cool mist humidifier, and fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide and two bottles of water. The H2O2 will kill virus and bacteria on contact, and break down into harmless water and oxygen ...Read more

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I don't know if it's a sore throats but the roof of my mouth is yellow, palate is red and veiny and my throats is sore and nose runny. Limited space.

I don't know if it's a sore throats but the roof of my mouth is yellow, palate is red and veiny  and my throats is sore and nose runny. Limited space.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin may help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Have a sore throat and can not breath through my nose have a lot of muces when i spit out color green yellow when i breath feel the sore throat ?

Have a sore throat and can not breath through my nose have a lot of muces when i spit out color green yellow when i breath feel the sore throat ?

Sinusitis?: See your pcp. This sounds as if you have had a viral URI that has evolved into a sinus infection. Needs to be seen to be diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore & painful throat with redness, nose drainage, and clear/yellow mucus with streaks of blood? Sinuses maybe? Smoker (ciggs)

Sore & painful throat with redness, nose drainage, and clear/yellow mucus with streaks of blood? Sinuses maybe? Smoker (ciggs)

Bad cold??: How long have you had these problems? Sounds like there is a lot draining gown your throat as well. Do you have fever? Body aches!? Do your upper teeth hurt? If you have been sick longer than 10-14 days you should see your dr as you might have developed a sinus infection . Use a cool mist humidifier in your bedroom, try not to blow, keep you nose moist with saline spray . Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps too. ...Read more

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I have stuffy nose with yellow and brown mucus also have sore throat with chunky mucus i don't smoke or drink live vary active life style, this has dragging on four days is there something i can take that i, m not takeing?

I have stuffy nose with yellow and brown mucus also have sore throat with chunky mucus i don't smoke or drink live vary active life style, this has dragging on four days is there something i can take that i, m not takeing?

You : You are likely dealing with a viral illness or even possibly a bacterial sinus or throat infection. If your symptoms have not improved by now then an evaluation by your doctor is in order. In the meantime for your nasal congestion you can try over the counter sudafed and nasal saline drops. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?

Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?

Well...: The colour of infected secretions is highly variable... Bright yellow or brownish, or bloody all can mean the same... No reason other than the type of bacteria or virus and the area infected ...Read more