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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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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 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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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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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 & 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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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

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I have a very hoarse voice no fever I throat really isnt to sore but im blowing out I thick yellow mucus from my nose no fever very tired?

I have a very hoarse voice no fever I throat really isnt to sore but im blowing out I thick yellow mucus from my nose no fever very tired?

See Your Doctor If:: Your symptoms are consistent with an Upper Respiratory Infection which is most commonly caused by viruses. This type of illness is usually self-limited and resolves over 2-3 weeks. Typical recommendations include adequate rest, hydration, over-the-counter cold medication formulas. See your doctor if not improved after 2 wks of onset or sooner if headaches, fever, or worsening of symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a stuffy nose with yellow snot, sore throat with no cough, and a little bit of blood in my mucus this morning. This all started 8 days ago?

I have had a stuffy nose with yellow snot, sore throat with no cough, and  a little bit of blood in my mucus this morning. This all started 8 days ago?

Likely sinusitis: See your doctor for vasoconstrictors and possibly antibiotics. Make note of your blood pressure and if you are on any blood pressure medicines as these can contraindicate some drugs. Also, drink plenty of fluids and consider nasal sprays and mouth washes. ...Read more

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Have sore throat, stuffy nose with yellow snot and my ears hurt occasionally. What could it possibly be?

Have sore throat, stuffy nose with yellow snot and my ears hurt occasionally. What could it possibly be?

Upper respiratory: Upper respiratory illness or URI. Some virus is causing these symptoms. Drink lots of fluids, take anti-inflammatory like Motrin for pain or fever. Take cold and cough medication for symptom relief. ...Read more

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What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

What medication can I Take for sore throat, stuffy nose and coughing up yellow phlegm if I have high BP?

This is an infection: If your phlegm is yellow, you likely have an infection and it is no longer simply a "head cold". Having said that you need to be seen by PCP and considered for antibacterial if it is not deemed viral. However, in the interim, for symptomatic relief you can take Delsym for cough, ADvil/tylenol for soar throat altho that will mask a fever, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a decongestant at night (sleep), no Sudafed ...Read more

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I woke up coughing and now have a sore throat and my chest feels tight. Before that I have had cough and yellow mucous when i blow my nose.

I woke up coughing  and now have a sore throat and my chest feels tight. Before that I have had cough and yellow mucous when i blow my nose.

Infection: The sudden onset of your symptoms is consistent with an upper respiratory infection. This may be viral or bacterial. You can take decongestants or a sinus rinse for symptomatic relief. If you have worsening symptoms, high fever, or shortness of breath you should see your doctor immediately. You should also see your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Hi, bringing up dark yellow phlegm with bright red blood streaks, no cough, no sore throat, no blocked nose. Should I be concerned?

Hi, bringing up dark yellow phlegm with bright red blood streaks, no cough, no sore throat, no blocked nose. Should I be concerned?

Bronchitis: Blood tinged mucus or sputum is often due to an infection in sinus or lungs. Many of us treat, unless bloody nose from blowing too much. Most of us will treat with antibiotics if it happens for more than 3 days. There are other causes, too, but it's a GREAT idea to get checked soon. In the meantime, avoid otc cough and cold meds, and fragrances and aerosols (which don't help, can make worse) ...Read more

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No fever cough 5 days throat sore one side at night chest sore after coughing hard, stuffy nose 3 days, green and yellow mucus coughed up. What is it?

No fever cough 5 days throat sore one side at night chest sore after coughing hard, stuffy nose 3 days, green and yellow mucus coughed up. What is it?

Upper respiratory: Although you do not have a fever, you do have significant symptoms. Could be a simple common cold, but it seems your throat soreness is a primary complaint. If this has been ongoing for 5 days you should get checked. ...Read more

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I don't have a fever, or rash, but my nose is runny, yellow thick mucus, sore throat, ears are foggy. Can this be HIV?

I don't have a fever, or rash, but my nose is runny, yellow thick mucus, sore throat, ears are foggy. Can this be HIV?

Likely cold but...: Common things being common you are likely suffering from a viral upper respiratory tract infection. If you have a history of risky sexual behavior (unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners, etc.) you should get screening for HIV and STDs either way. ...Read more

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Burning when I cough started out as sore throat two days ago then stuffy nose with yellow green mucus now coughing up same mucus no fever?

Burning when I cough started out as sore throat two days ago then stuffy nose with yellow green mucus now coughing up same mucus no fever?

Bronchitis. many-: -times colds which are viral can lead 2 bronchitis that is bacterial. Get in to see your PCP 4 eval. probably need antibiotics @ this stage. My preference is zithromaz Z pack plus 1 extra capsule. This gives the coverage 4 PPLO infections. Take the same as a Z pack only take You add 1 capsule the first day then finish them out. ...Read more

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Sore throat on one side, cough w yellow green thick mucas, runny nose for 6 weeks, no fever but i started w the flu n it was real bad for a week but?

Sore throat on one side, cough w yellow green thick mucas, runny nose for 6 weeks, no fever but i started w the flu n it was real bad for a week but?

?Sinusitis: See your primary care physician, you may have sinusitis following the flu. You probably need a scan of the sinus if exam doesn't give the answer. ...Read more