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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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I can't breathe through my nose, it clog, but I keep having mucus in my nose mostly white but yellow too... I use allergy pills so what's wrong?

I can't breathe through my nose, it clog, but I keep having mucus in my nose mostly white but yellow too... I use allergy pills so what's wrong?

Sinus infection?: Good morning, you can get clogged up nose from congestion of the nasal passage which results in blockage of sinus openings. This can result from allergy as well as an inappropriate response to pressure and humidity changes. Blocked sinuses can result in infection leading to sinusitis of viral or bacterial origin. Bacterial sinusitis needs to be treated with antibiotics. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Am i hacking up mucus from my lungs or from post nasal drip/allergies. It's constant clear and sticky to yellow/thick. I don't know what's causing it.

Am i hacking up mucus from my lungs or from post nasal drip/allergies. It's constant clear and sticky to yellow/thick. I don't know what's causing it.

Simple answer: Go see an allergist see if the doc can figure out what's irritating the mucous membranes in nose or back of the throat, might do ct of sinuses, , donot use any perfumes til then Mucinex (guaifenesin) would help. Some times acid reflux gives you same symptoms. ...Read more

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Son has thick, thick yellow mucus back of throat no sinus or allergy problem what is causing?

Son has thick, thick yellow mucus back of throat no sinus or allergy problem what is causing?

? Sinus disease: And the thick mucus draining at the back of his throat is coming from his upper airway, nasal cavity and sinuses, so better get seen by his doctor for evaluation, usually saline nasal wash can help, but if he has bacterial sinusitis/rhinitis, antibiotics would be needed, good luck ...Read more

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Yesterday allergies went crazy with sneezing and sudden faucet nose all night. Today heavy yellow mucus and severe sinus pain. Cold or sinus inf.?

Yesterday allergies went crazy with sneezing and sudden faucet nose all night.  Today heavy yellow mucus and severe sinus pain.  Cold or sinus inf.?

Hard to tell: If the problem continues for more than 10 days and the nasal discharge gets more discolored, then the chance of a bacterial sinus infection increases. Otherwise, either allergic rhinitis or a viral sinusitis can present the same symptoms you have described. ...Read more

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Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?

Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?

Acute Sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause increased nasal congestion, cough, runny nose that can lead to discolored sputum, facial pain/pressure, nasal blockage, fevers, and loss of taste/smell which are symptoms concerning for an acute sinus infection. Daily steroid nasal sprays and other allergy medications can help reduce or prevent these infections. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy chin/scratchy throat w pain in throat & chest w a very painful cough w yellow mucus i allergies/asthma could new pup be causing flareups?

Itchy chin/scratchy throat w pain in throat & chest w a very painful cough w yellow mucus i allergies/asthma could new pup be causing flareups?

Can be: Can be allergy but a yellow mucus is not very typical. Would check fever and if no fever give can wait a little. Stay away form possible allergen. ...Read more

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Can seasonal pollen allergies make you tired and dry eyes? Should I try something else if Allegra not helping? Yellow nasal mucous since Thurs.

Can seasonal pollen allergies make you tired and dry eyes? Should I try something else if Allegra not helping? Yellow nasal mucous since Thurs.

Yes.: Season allergies can affect your energy levels. There is good evidence that untreated allergies causes fatigue in the work place and school environment. Dry eyes is a little atypical but the itchy eyes could feel like dry eyes. Other good OTC antihistamine medications are Zyrtec and Claritin. Good OTC nasal sprays are Flonase and Nasacort (triamcinolone). Nasal irrigation is helpful too. ...Read more

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How to stop having yellow mucus?

Restate question: Specifying where mucous is coming from/

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Coughing up yellow mucus strep?

Coughing up yellow mucus strep?

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

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Is yellow mucus considered an infection?

Is yellow mucus considered an infection?

Viral?: Color is not definitive for infection, but generally, clear to yellow mucus would be more normal for an allergy mediated or viral infection. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin clear up yellow mucus?

Does clindamycin clear up yellow mucus?

No.: Clindamycin is an antibiotic which is effective against staph, strep and anaerobic infections. Yellow mucous is not necessarily a sign of infection and Clindamycin is not rx for this condition unless there is other evidene of infetion with a susceptible organism. ...Read more

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Coughing up yellow and green mucus after waking up?

Coughing up yellow and green mucus after waking up?

Probable Bronchitis: Yellow or green sputum in the morning may indicate a bronchitis. When sputum is in a dark moist space for several hours, it becomes more viscid and changes color from a clear or white to yellow and a green. If one coughs up this type of sputum continuous during the day, it probably means that an active infection is going on and it would be wise to ask a physician to examine you ...Read more

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I have wheezy breathing and yellow mucus please help?

I have wheezy breathing and yellow mucus please help?

See your doctor: There are many potential causes which include asthma. You need to see you doctor. ...Read more

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Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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Yellow mucus that tastes like a wet diaper along with cough?

Yellow mucus that tastes like a wet diaper along with cough?

How do you know...: How do you know it tastes like a wet diaper? In any case, yellow mucus and cough can be part of a common cold. If it's accompanied by a high fever, severe ear/throat/other pain, vomiting, difficulty breathing, or goes on longer than two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Yellow/orange/bloody mucus from anus. What could be the problem?

Yellow/orange/bloody mucus from anus. What could be the problem?

Could be many: Things from hemorrhoids, to proctitis, colitis. Generally this is not normal and if it doesn't resolve in a few days best to get examined by a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchitis and dark yellow mucus. Is this a normal symptom?

Chronic bronchitis and dark yellow mucus. Is this a normal symptom?

It's NOT normal: You can say it's a 'normal' symptom for having an illness, but having that illness is not normal. It means the lining cells of your airways are being inflamed and infected, and they are producing mucus to try to trap the products of inflammation and get rid of them. Your body is giving you a message, but you don't seem to want to listen. Stop smoking, it's bad for you and everyone around you. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to cough up yellow mucus for more than 2 weeks?

What could be causing me to cough up yellow mucus for more than 2 weeks?

Possibilities....: Possible causes of this cough include acute bronchitis from either a viral or bacterial cause, especially if the cough is improving. If it is not improving, possible causes include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I do not have a cold or anything but my mucus is greenish yellow and mixed with blood. Is this normal?

I do not have a cold or anything but my mucus is greenish yellow and mixed with blood. Is this normal?

No: But it does not mean you need to rush and get an antibiotic. Upper respiratory bugs including viruses will cause discolored mucus. If this ha been present for more than 7-10 days, then it's time to see your physician. ...Read more

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Coughing for past 5 months. Expriencd chronic bronchitis too. For the past 3 days I have dark yellow mucus. What should I do?

Coughing for past 5 months. Expriencd chronic bronchitis too. For the past 3 days I have dark yellow mucus. What should I do?

See a doctor: Any cough that has been present for this long needs an evaluation. The change in the color of mucus could indicate an infection, but it depends on the cause of the cough, which is the reason to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Over-production of mucus for years. It has never been clear, always thick and yellow. Is this chronic sinusitis and what should I do?

Over-production of mucus for years. It has never been clear, always thick and yellow. Is this chronic sinusitis and what should I do?

Find food allergy: Most people that have significant mucous production have an undiagnosed food allergy. The constant inflammation from this revs up the immune system and manifests as nasal allergy. Go to a4m. Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate igg food allergens with specialized tests from genova like cdsa. I had this and figured out was gluten intolerant! ...Read more

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I have dry whoping cough no green or yellow mucus for more than 10 days medicine is not helping how to cure what is it please help me thanks?

I have dry whoping cough no green or yellow mucus for more than 10 days medicine is not helping how to cure what is it please help me thanks?

Could be: Occult asthma. You doctor should be able to tell. In the meantime, try any cough medication otc that has dexttromethorphan, a cough suppressant, in it. Also, try humidifying air with hot steam vaporizer. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more