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Is thick, clear mucus anything to be concerned about 3 wks after a septoplasty? No yellow, no green - just clear but thick.

Is thick, clear mucus anything to be concerned about 3 wks after a septoplasty? No yellow, no green - just clear but thick.

Unlikely: This is unlikely to be a sign of a problem. It could be due to improved drainage from the sinus. You likely have to see your surgeon soon, so make note of how much is draining and whether it is increasing or decreasing.

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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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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.

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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!

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I have had a cold with lots of liquidy mucus for 10 days now. It feels like a neverending stream of mucus clear and sometimes yellow/ green.?

I have had a cold with lots of liquidy mucus for 10 days now. It feels like a neverending stream of mucus clear and sometimes yellow/ green.?

Viral -->> bacterial: It seems like you had a viral infection and then eventually went on to get a bacterial one. Please visit your physician so they can prescribe the proper medication to take care of it.

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What determines whether vaginal discharge (mucus?) is clear or yellow?

What determines whether vaginal discharge (mucus?) is clear or yellow?

Why?: I am not sure why this is important to you. Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your pa.

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Hello, I had unprotected sex now I am heavily dripping down there with a clear very slightly yellow liquid/mucus I feel it dripping down?

Hello, I had unprotected sex now I am heavily dripping down there with a clear very slightly yellow liquid/mucus I feel it dripping down?

Timing: If this fluid was noted right after having sex, then it is probably semen. If it has been a while, like days, a slightly yellow discharge can be normal based hydration and foods eaten. However if it is enough to drip out if the vagina without recent intercourse, I would recommend a pelvic examination to check for infection.

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My 5 month old is very stuffed up but also draining a lot of yellow and clear mucus. She also has a wet cough. Should I bring her in?

My 5 month old is very stuffed up but also draining a lot of yellow and clear mucus. She also has a wet cough. Should I bring her in?

Sounds like sinus!: Yes you should take her to her doctor. It is very important if this is new or chronic. It sounds like sinusitis. Allergies or infection could be the cause. Is there a smoker in the house?

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Really bad cold with yellow and green mucus for two weeks. Symptoms improved but Cough still lingering a month later with clear sputum. Is this normal?

Really bad cold with yellow and green mucus for two weeks. Symptoms improved but Cough still lingering a month later with clear sputum. Is this normal?

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is the likely cause of your cough. Over the counter Flonase 1 spray in each nostril twice daily and daily sinus rinses usually help. Hope this helps!

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Diagnosis with bronchitis. Taking amoxicillian. Mucus now clear/white/or slightly yellow at times. No cough and anxiety. Anything else I can do?

Diagnosis with bronchitis. Taking amoxicillian. Mucus now clear/white/or slightly yellow at times. No cough and anxiety. Anything else I can do?

Humidity: You certainly can feel anxious when it likely hurts as you are breathing. First, make a conscious effort to breathe slowly, as rapid breathing dries out your bronchi even more. Then, humidity, humidity..... I can't say it enough. Stand in the shower, boil ater on your stove, run a humidifier, visit the jungle. And absolutely avoid respiratory irritants - smoke, strong odors, dust, ozone...

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What causes white postnasal drip? I have heard of clear, yellow, and green, but I have white mucus as my postnasal drip and it's not oral thrush.

What causes white postnasal drip? I have heard of clear, yellow, and green, but I have white mucus as my postnasal drip and it's not oral thrush.

Postnasal Drip: Can be white. Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. Http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/postnasal-drip

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I have bright yellow mucus and bright yellow boogers also sometimes they're white, I can barely smell and feel like my sinuses aren't clear to breathe?

I have bright yellow mucus and bright yellow boogers also sometimes they're white, I can barely smell and feel like my sinuses aren't clear to breathe?

See an ENT: For evaluation, possibly sense of smell is affected by nasal cavity / sinuses inflammation, meanwhile, use saline nasal washes liberally to clear your nasal passages, good luck

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On period. Passed white mucus from vagina last night then yellow clear mucus from anus this morning.?

On period. Passed white mucus from vagina last night then yellow clear mucus from anus this morning.?

Mucus: Clear mucus discharge from the vagina doesn't necessarily signify an infection and mucus discharge from the rectum in the absence of other symptoms isn't serious. If you have profuse vaginal discharge or if it's cheesy or foul smelling with itch or burning, a vaginal infection is likely and an examination by your gynecologist is indicated for diagnosis and treatment.

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After peeing when I wipe on the paper there is like a brightly colored yellow fluid its not pee and has no smell as well as a clear mucus?

Probably not serious: If you have no symptoms and there is no odor. Be sure you always wipe front to back. Clear mucous could signify ovulation if you are within 2 weeks of a period.

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Haven't slept in days, my cough is so bad sometimes I cough up yellow/ slight pink mucus, but usually its clear. No fevers no chest pain. Pneumonia?

Haven't slept in days, my cough is so bad sometimes I cough up yellow/ slight pink mucus, but usually its clear. No fevers no chest pain. Pneumonia?

Possibly: It may just be bronchitis. However there is a real possiblitiy that it is a pneumonia. Pneumonia does not always present with feve, chest pain and shortness of breath - it usually does though. See your physician, you might need a chest xray. Best wishes.

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Acute bronchitis no cough. Taking amoxicillian and mucus comes out clear, white, or a little yellow. Use to come out green. Mucus still thick. Opinons?

Acute bronchitis no cough. Taking amoxicillian and mucus comes out clear, white, or a little yellow. Use to come out green. Mucus still thick. Opinons?

Treatment...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to a viral or bacterial infection. A viral infection, not treated with antibiotics since they are ineffective, will run its course on its own within 2 weeks typically. A bacterial infection, typically associated with other symptoms like fever, cough with discolored sputum, body aches., is treated w/ antibiotics and runs its course within 7-10 days or so.

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Thick green yellow mucus running from nose after 1 week of cold with large clear colored nasal discharge?

Thick green yellow mucus running from nose after 1 week of cold with large clear colored nasal discharge?

Flora shifting: If no fevers or significant pain--let it run! In fact, take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to keep things thin and flowing. Your body is likely re-balancing the flora in its sinuses, and this should stop about double the time you were sick. If fevers/pain, then see dr / urgent care.