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Common Cold Mucus
Would a sore throat from rabies look and feel the same as a sore throat caused by a common cold? (Postnasal drip, visible mucus in throat, etc.)
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
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
In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?
Most likely a cold: Colds can last for 7 days but symptoms should be diminishing gradually.. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your secretions less thick. If you develop a fever toward the end of your cold this could be a sign of a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scratchy/sore throat, mostly dry cough, loss of voice, temp of 99.5 for two days, no mucus activity, slightly plugged ears. Is this a common cold?
I've heard that you should spit the mucous you have during chest congestion in the common cold. But I accidentally swallowed it!! What should I do?
Nothing to do: It's unpleasant, but nothing will happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been coughing for 2 weeks.No common cold.Mucous is thin. Today experiencing chest pain on left side.Bronchitis or pnemonia?No fever
Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing persistently can result in musculoskeletal chest discomfort due to muscle strain, cartilage inflammation, bone bruise or even fracture. This pain will resolve once the cough resolves. Without fever or discolored sputum, the cough is unlikely to be due to infection. Bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these is more likely. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more