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My snot is pure white. Not clear, white. Why is that? And can I fix it?

My snot is pure white. Not clear, white. Why is that? And can I fix it?

Inflammation: Suggests sinus inflammation from irritant, allergen or infection. Try nasal saline drops/ spray to wash out the irritant no matter what it is. If otherwise feeling ill check with MD. ...Read more

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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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What exactly does it mean if my snot is a clear/yellow color?

What exactly does it mean if my snot is a clear/yellow color?

It depends: I assume from your question that your snot is a mixture of clear and yellow. This could be indicative of any number of things: rhinosinusitis, allergic rhinitis with possible early bacterial infection, nasal polyp, viral infections, or hyperactive nasal mucosa. I would suggest seeing your physician to further delineate the exact cause in light of your medical history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Ui clear-white snot like discharge a sign your pregnant?

Ui clear-white snot like discharge a sign your pregnant?

Discharge: When pregnant vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. ...Read more

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5wks pregnant no pain no blood. Small amount clear snot like discharge. Is it normal?

5wks pregnant no pain no blood. Small amount clear snot like discharge. Is it normal?

Yes: It sounds like you're having some cervical mucus change which you can see with hormone fluctuations in pregnancy. This generally is something not to be concerned about. ...Read more

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1month pregnant I had clear snot like discharge twice after a bowelmovement first time it was alot 2nd it wasnt it that normal? What is it.

1month pregnant I had clear snot like discharge twice after a bowelmovement first time it was alot 2nd it wasnt it that normal? What is it.

Cervical Mucous: Cervical mucous increases dramatically in pregnancy. Please see your doctor too and get STD check as well. It is a usual test for pregnancy and if positive, easy to treat and prevent infection from affecting the pregnancy. Otherwise you can relax, clear snotty mucous is healthy and protective. ...Read more

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Clear snot looking discharge a week after taking plan b?

Clear snot looking discharge a week after taking plan b?

Vaginal discharges: Change through out the month normally. Would not place any undue significance on this. ...Read more

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3 weeks on antibiotics for sinuses now snot color is mostly clear but off and on still will blow out some orange or brownish in color that's thick why?

3 weeks on antibiotics for sinuses now snot color is mostly clear but off and on still will blow out some orange or brownish in color that's thick why?

Residual sinusitis: It appears that there is some residual sinusitis. Some cases require potent antibiotics. Check with your md to see if more treatment is needed. I think in time the infection will clear however. ...Read more

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