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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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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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Does it matter if a child's nasal snot is green or clear, when he has cold symptoms?

Does it matter if a child's nasal snot is green or clear, when he has cold symptoms?

Nasal congestion: The common wisdom for decades has been that discolored nasal secretiions indicate a bacterial infection requiring antibiotic treatment. It turns out that myeloperoxidase in white blood cells often cause such discoloration in nasal secretions on days 3-6 of many uncomplicated viral infections that will clear spontaneously without antibiotic treatment by day 10-12. ...Read more

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I have a clear stretcht thick snot like discharge that I've never had before, I've had my period now for 4 or 5 years and never had this?

I have a clear stretcht thick snot like discharge that I've never had before, I've had my period now for 4 or 5 years and never had this?

Probably normal: The normal discharge can change throughout the cycle or if you are on hormones like depo or the pill. Discharge becomes abnormal if bloody, itching or foul smelling. ...Read more

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My 6 month old keeps coughing up phlegm and has a runny nose with clear snot. What should I do?

My 6 month old keeps coughing up phlegm and has a runny nose with clear snot. What should I do?

Runningnose: Use a bulb syringe to suck up the mucus. Use saline nose drops to spray in the children's nostrils several times a day . K eep your vaporizer going. ...Read more

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