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Very thick, white nasal discharge all day for 2+ weeks, occasional nonproductive cough, & hourly, frequent clear urination, but no burning. Why?

Very thick, white nasal discharge all day for 2+ weeks, occasional nonproductive cough, & hourly, frequent clear urination, but no burning. Why?

Likely allergies: Your at notions except for the frequent urination sound like environmental nasal allergies. I would take over the counter Claritin or zyrtec for 2 weeks to see if resolves. The frequent urination would be unrelated and should see a urologist. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Itching on penis a little swelling dry cough after having unprotected sex a day later. No discharge or burning sensation when urinating. Any advice?

It could just be: Penile irritation or dermatitis from sexual activity. See your dr regarding your chest pain to be sure it's not heart related. It could just be musculoskeletal or pleurisy/ inflamed linings of lung. Cut down on smoking or better yet, quit! Have fun & best wishes! ...Read more

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I've been coughing constantly for 2days I have no other symptoms except nasal drainage/stuffiness n burning chest is it allergies or a slight cold?

I've been coughing constantly for 2days I have no other symptoms except nasal drainage/stuffiness n burning chest is it allergies or a slight cold?

A cold: This is more likely a cold but one can never tell for certain. In general, allergy is not associated with a fever or loss in appetite. A cold usually subsides in about 10 days but allergy symptoms usually last longer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you nose keeps burning and a lot of drainage?

What does it mean when you nose keeps burning and a lot of drainage?

Nasal inflammation: Your symptoms are suggestive of nasal inflammation from either an infection or allergy. Most nasal infections are viral and don't need antibiotics and resolve spontaneously. I would suggest using nasal saline spray frequently and if it doesn't resolve in a week then see a physician for an exam and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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3 days ago I had an earache with stabbing pain then drainage then no pain yesterday and woke up with stabbing pain with burning and blood coming out?

3 days ago I had an earache with stabbing pain then drainage then no pain yesterday and woke up with stabbing pain with burning and blood coming out?

See a Doctor: I can't diagnose this, but even if someone can tell you things that might be the problem that would do nothing to correct it. That's the important part. Get to a doctor who can examine you and treat whatever it wrong. It may be a minor problem, but the damage from it could be serious if untreated. Why wait? Best! ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?

Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?

URI/Sinusitis: You most likely have sinusitis and upper respiratory infection. Most commonly these are viral in nature, and do not require antibiotics. However, if symptoms getting worse or chest pain getting worse, be sure to get evaluated as bacterial superinfections can occur, and URI can evolve into pneumonia in some cases. ...Read more

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Can constant sinus drainage cause tonsillitis with white patches on tonsils and slight burning sensation in throat?

Can constant sinus drainage cause tonsillitis with white patches on tonsils and slight burning sensation in throat?

See long answer: Not exactly. Tonsillitis actually an infection of the tonsils by bacteria or viruses. White patches in tonsils can be accumulation of food or mucous in the crypts of the tonsils when you swallow. When you have a lot of mucous such as when you have a cold or allergies the white debris increases in the tonsils. Gargling and spitting 1/4 strength hydrogen peroxide might help. ...Read more

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I have extreme vaginal burning, discharge, what's wrong?

I have extreme vaginal burning, discharge, what's wrong?

This needs eval.: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Just got over a cold and my chest is burning when I cough. Is this normal?

No: Respiratory infections can "damage" the lining of the respiratory tract and it may take weeks or longer to repair. Even after an infection has resolved, there may be inflammation of the lining of the lungs or the lining between the lungs and chest wall. When symptoms persist, it is reasonable to see your doctor. Sometimes, asthma can occur or recur in a person who is susceptible. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you bleed for a long time and then you start to have a discharge lash odors burning substation?

What does it mean when you bleed for a long time and then you start to have a discharge lash odors burning substation?

? Question: Not sure what your question is exactly regarding 'discharge lash odors burning substation? ' if your period is heavy, and you are bleeding for longer than usual, and you have a discharge, you should see a gyn dr. For an evaluation and testing to determine the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello IV been having a burning feeling on the left side of my chest when I cough and it feels like a pulling pain as well just asking lower addom?

Hello IV been having a burning feeling on the left side of my chest when I cough and it feels like a pulling pain as well just asking lower addom?

Burning chest pain: Chest pain can be a symptom from the lungs like pneumonia or asthma or from the esophagus like from acid reflux. It's also possible to be related to a heart condition. Sometimes abdominal pain can be "referred" pain from the lower lobes of the lungs. Chest x-ray could be a useful tool for evaluation. Good idea to see your doctor. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more