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Mucus (Definition)

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


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This morning i woke up spitting bloody mucus and later on today i had a bloody nose what should I do? I smoke.

This morning i woke up spitting bloody mucus and later on today i had a bloody nose what should I do? I smoke.

You : You need to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist in short order. Although bloody mucous can be benign secondary to bloody nose dripping into your throat ordue to local irritation/trauma in the throat from dry mucosa, coughing, gagging, or throat clearing, your history of smoking warrants a thorough evaluation of the nose, mouth, pharynx, and larynx (and possibly the lungs) to rule out more serious causes of bloody mucous. If the blood is determined to be from the nose (epistaxis) your physician will counsel you on treatments to decrease the risk of continued bleeding, and may even treat you in the office. If there are other reasons for your bleeding additional testing and/or therapies may be needed, but it is imperative to have a qualified ENT examine you. ...Read more

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3mth old..sneezing(bloody mucus),runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever(99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative..what could it be..4dys now?

3mth old..sneezing(bloody mucus),runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever(99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative..what could it be..4dys now?

Mgt: There may be inflammation or infection of the nasal passages which can cause mild bleeding. If it is more significant, please see your pediatrician. Many viruses may cause the symptoms that your infant has, but most will resolve within 10 days. In the meantime, provide adequate fluids/formula, check her temperature and use nasal saline for babies to keep her nasal passages clear. ...Read more

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Have had dry nose with bloody dried mucus, uncomfortable dry throat / mouth sore when eating. Feel sick when i eat then i get diarreah , what's wrong?

Have had dry nose with bloody dried mucus, uncomfortable dry throat / mouth sore when eating. Feel sick when i eat then i get diarreah , what's wrong?

A guess: Would be a virus and underlying allergies, that are causing your dry nasal issues and the upset stomach and diarrhea. Try resting, drinking plenty of clear liquids, than slowly increasing your diet to soft foods and then increase to regular foods int he next day or so. If your symptoms persist, then seek medical evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have white, stringy, dry mucous like substance coming from my nose occupied some itching also had a bloody nose with worm looking flesh in it

I have white, stringy, dry mucous like substance coming from my nose occupied some itching also had a bloody nose with worm looking flesh in it

Allergy: Most likely allergic rhinitis given the itching. The bloody nose with thick mucus suggests that you may have a sinus infection - but this needs be determined by your doctor. Blowing the nose too much can cause a bloody nose as well. Nasal steroid/antihistamine may work. ...Read more

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I've had a small bit of blood in my nose mucus for a few weeks now. I had a nosebleed 3 days ago but still have bloody mucus. What could this be?

I've had a small bit of blood in my nose mucus for a few weeks now. I had a nosebleed 3 days ago but still have bloody mucus. What could this be?

Low Humidity: In the winter, humidity indoors is lower because of use of heating without adequate humidity. This dryness in the air can dry out the membranes in the nose causing bleeding. Use a room humidifier, a whole house humidifier or a simmering kettle on the stove. You can also try irrigating your nose with saline twice daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Regular bloody noses. No foreign object concerns. Ac, yes. It is always precipitated by a feeling of mucous draining from sinus- but red blood. What?

Regular bloody noses. No foreign object concerns. Ac, yes. It is always precipitated by a feeling of mucous draining from sinus- but red blood. What?

Postnasal drainage : From allergies can very well cause nosebleeding as you described. You will need to take antihistamines and nasal sprays w steroids .Clean your nose with saline solutions or otc nasal mist. Need to rule out bleeding disorders if you have easy bruising, tires easily or petechial spots. ...Read more

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