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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
See doctor...: The most common cause for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, malignancy can also cause this and must be ruled out so see your doctor asap. If you are short of breath or coughing up a lot of blood, go to the er. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Depends: Depends in what context you are asking. It can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. ...Read more
Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?
Cough: Symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection, possibly even strep but un cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doc. ...Read more
Many need to see Dr.: If these occurred just today then you could wait as see how you feel tomorrow. If this has been going on for a while then I suggest that you see your doctor. The color of the nasal discharge is not that important but if you have sinus pain you could have an infection. Color of diarrhea reflect what you have been eating or could be caused by other problems. ...Read more
Nose bleed: The obvious answer is a nose bleed. The nose is pretty complex, though. The lining tissues if the nose and sinuses is called mucosa. This tissue is really quite thin and can dry out, crack and bleed slightly. The sinuses can also bleed, which can cause bloody nasal secretions or boogers. Trauma to the nose, big or small can do it too. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Facial pain, fever up to 103 (fever has stopped), yellow watery nasal discharge, cough, greenish brown sputum. Sinus infection and/or bronchitis?
Possibly: Or you may be getting over a cold. As a cold improves the nasal secretions get thicker and a little yellow. If you are coughing up thick brown sputum with a deep cough i would be more concerned about a bacterial pneumonia or possibly bronchitis. Most bronchitis is viral and happens as the last part of a cold .If not improving see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection, inflammation: For some reason your nose is really angry. It could be an infection either bacterial or viral which is leading to bleeding and irritation. It could've been caused by picking your nose and injuring the skin which therefore becomes infected. It could also be from significant allergies with frequent nose wiping and blowing. A visit to an ENT doctor could be helpful in figuring this out. ...Read more
Watery eyes, blocked nose with clear watery snot, dripping out constantly. Sore throat and slight headache.
Allergy: The symptoms are consistent with upper respiratory allergy. You should consult an allergist or and ENT physician. ...Read more