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Can you get sick if someone touched your and they were sick? Or does it have to be only your hands mouth nose eyes or ears or mucous membranes?

Can you get sick if someone touched your and they were sick? Or does it have to be only your hands mouth nose eyes or ears or mucous membranes?

It has to be your: Eyes, nose, mouth that were touched, as well as mucous membranes. Your hands are usually the culprit that delivers the germs to these places, so good handwashing is a must.. ...Read more

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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6yr old with fever & ear infection has bloody mucous when clearing nose?

6yr old with fever & ear infection has bloody mucous when clearing nose?

Probably sinusitis: The way describe it may be sinusitis. Get her to a physician to check if she needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've had "cold" symptoms for 3 wks. Including productive cough with tan/green thick mucous, sinus/ear cong., severe fatigue. Levaquin (levofloxacin) 250 x5days didn't help much. I'm very fatigued everyday and a bit SOB.

I've had "cold" symptoms for 3 wks. Including productive cough with tan/green thick mucous, sinus/ear cong., severe fatigue. Levaquin (levofloxacin) 250 x5days didn't help much. I'm very fatigued everyday and a bit SOB.

Mgt: Fatigue is common after a viral or bacterial illness. I would suggest rest, drinking fluids and checking your temperature. If there is fever, new or prolonged symptoms, please see your PCP. ...Read more

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Three mondays ago I lost my voice for about four days then turned into congestion and sore throat. Now have sore throat bright yellow mucous n ear ache?

Three mondays ago I lost my voice for about four days then turned into congestion and sore throat. Now have sore throat bright yellow mucous n ear ache?

Infection: Sounds like you may have sinusitis. It probably was a viral infection initially, then progressed without treatment. You should see your family physician for a chechkup and possible antibiotic. ...Read more

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The fullness in my ear is gone but I still have ringing in my ear is this something else I had a running nose and coughing mucous for a month.

The fullness in my ear is gone but I still have ringing in my ear is this something else I had a running nose and coughing mucous for a month.

May need ear exam: It is possible that the eustachian tube which goes from the back of the nose to the ear is blocked with mucus. Try irrigating the nasal passage with warm salt water to open the blockage. A nasal decongestant spray may also open it. If this doesn't help, have an ear exam. ...Read more

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Been coughing up mucous and a running nose for about a month and for 2 weeks my ears started to feel full and with a high pitch ring what is this?

Been coughing up mucous and a running nose for about a month and for 2 weeks my ears started to feel full and with a high pitch ring what is this?

Upper respiratory: You should be evaluated for allergies, and get a good explanation of possible causes, like environmental, animals, etc. Many patients have "cough variant asthma", not classic "wheezing". A sinus infection can occure in inflamed nasal and sinus tissues, which often requires care which can't be done with otc meds. Mucous may cover the tube in the throat leading to ear symptoms and ringing. ...Read more

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Any change in temperature or humidity makes my ears 'pop open' after a couple of hours. A 'misty' mucous forms in my nasal passages. Any treatment?

Any change in temperature or humidity makes my ears 'pop open' after a couple of hours. A 'misty' mucous forms in my nasal passages. Any treatment?

A decongestive: Oral medication can help (anti-histamine /decongestive eg Xyrtec D) as well as a NASAL spray like AFRIN!

Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Iam having blocked nose, mucous coming through mouth, pain in the head that keeps changing from one side to another, blocked ears, lasting3yrs?

Iam having blocked nose, mucous coming through mouth, pain in the head that keeps changing from one side to another, blocked ears, lasting3yrs?

Allergic Rhinitis?: Given the three year length of your problem, it sounds more like allergy than infection. Have you consulted with your pcp or an allergist? Have you had a trial of a long-acting antihistamine such as loratidine? Your problem could be allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Had bad mucous filled cough for weeks. Last night she complained of ear pain. Is garlic mullein oil as effective as amoxicillin? She had c diff b4.

Had bad mucous filled cough for weeks. Last night she complained of ear pain. Is garlic mullein oil as effective as amoxicillin? She had c diff b4.

Unfortunately, no: Risk of middle ear infection increases during the process of resolving upper respiratory viral illness. However, infection is not the only cause of ear pain. A good physical examination with experienced pediatrician that knows your daughter is needed. For true otitis media, there is no substitute for antibiotics. If prescribed, ask for advice on how to prevent recurrence of c diff (eg yogurt) ...Read more

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I went to the doctor about two weeks ago with an ear ache. The doctor told me I had fluid in my ear, I still have some pain and been hacking up mucous?

I went to the doctor about two weeks ago with an ear ache. The doctor told me I had fluid in my ear, I still have some pain and been hacking up mucous?

Go back to your dr.: Call your doctor's office, and let them know you still have pain, and earache and now hacking up mucous. It doesn't sound like it's been resolved, and your doctor needs to see your ears again, and take care of this to see if it's allergy related, or before it leads to a slight infection. Unable to tell without a physical exam. S/he can prescribe something to alleviate your pain quickly. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?

Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?

URI/Sinusitis: You most likely have sinusitis and upper respiratory infection. Most commonly these are viral in nature, and do not require antibiotics. However, if symptoms getting worse or chest pain getting worse, be sure to get evaluated as bacterial superinfections can occur, and URI can evolve into pneumonia in some cases. ...Read more

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Ears tingle, left ear produces no wax right ear produces a lot. Cloudy mucous out of right ear, ear fullness on a boat feeling for 6 months tense neck?

Ears tingle, left ear produces no wax right ear produces a lot. Cloudy mucous out of right ear, ear fullness on a boat feeling for 6 months tense neck?

Get going: Your symptoms are serious when you consider a tense neck, ear drainage and Vertigo. Please get examined by someone with good tools for looking inside your ear, throat, and eyes. You may have a treatable infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feeling like scratch down side of throat with ear irritation, couple days later led to productive cough with yellow/green mucous. Raw feeling. Strep?

Feeling like scratch down side of throat with ear irritation, couple days later led to productive cough with yellow/green mucous. Raw feeling. Strep?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). ...Read more

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On a boat feeling for 6 months today cloudy, mucous discharge came out of right ear doctor said ears look fine what could it be? Prescribed antifungal

On a boat feeling for 6 months today cloudy, mucous discharge came out of right ear doctor said ears look fine what could it be? Prescribed antifungal

2 different problems: A fungal infection of the external ear canal would not produce unsteadiness. Once the external ear infection has resolved, you should have a hearing test and vestibular testing. If those tests turn out to be normal, then consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have pain around my nose and eyes and its moving into my jaw area. My right side is worse. I have a clear mucous. I have no headaches except when bending over and no ear problems. What should I do?

May be TMJ Problem: You need to seek the care of a dentist specializing in TMJ disorders. You might have a TMJ problem that is being manifested at the muscular level (specifically, the facial muscles), and it may be necessary to have a dental orthotic made for you. ...Read more

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I have had ringing in both ears for the past ten months CT/MRI scan showed only 2.3cm mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. What is wrong?

I have had ringing in both ears for the past ten months CT/MRI scan showed only 2.3cm mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. What is wrong?

Retention cyst: A mucous retention cyst is an incidental finding and has nothing to do with the other symptoms. An audio gram may be in order. ...Read more

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I have a slight ear ache and occasionally jaw pain. I have thick mucous and I am occasionally feeling nauseous. What is this? No fever. Could it be brain eating aemoba? I have bad anxiety.

I have a slight ear ache and occasionally jaw pain. I have thick mucous and I am occasionally feeling nauseous. What is this? No fever. Could it be brain eating aemoba? I have bad anxiety.

Not ameoba: No, ameoba do not cause mild earaches and intermittent jaw pain. That disorder causes neurologic symptoms. Your symptoms sound more like mild allergies, sinus problems, or respiratory irritants in your environment, such as dust, smoke, etc. It could also be your anxiety symptoms appearing as these symptoms. I would not at at all worry about parasites unless you have spent months in the jungles! ...Read more

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Deeply clogged sinuses, left ear pressure for 5 days. Used OTC sudafed and mucinex (guaifenesin) and Afrin, nothing is loosening mucous, no fever no swelling?

Tincture of time: Tincture of time.
Use a humidifier or vaporizer.
Take long showers or -- very carefully -- breathe in steam from a pot on the stove.
Drink lots of fluids, which will thin out your mucus and may help prevent your sinuses from getting blocked up.
Use a nasal saline spray – simple unmedicated salt water – to help prevent your nasal passages from drying out. ...Read more

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fuild in ears that lead to clogged aches in both ears. I'm experiencing shortness of breath With a slight sore throat with blood in mucous?

Go to ER: Unless you can see your PCP immediately you need to go and be professionally evaluated. Shortness of breath suggests something in your lungs and blood in mucous? From where is the mucous? Please go and get seen and hopefully this will turn out to minor, but does have the potential to be severe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Since 2 nights ago I suddenly have a sore throat and blocked nose. My ears feel blocked and poppy too, I have also had a nose bleed and bloody mucous?

Since 2 nights ago I suddenly have a sore throat and blocked nose. My ears feel blocked and poppy too, I have also had a nose bleed and bloody mucous?

It depends: Your symptoms could be a few different things based on your personal medical history. Things to consider include a common cold and sinusitis. Inflammation of the nasal airway (from allergy, immune reaction, infection etc) can obstruct the drainage pathway of your middle ear, causing ear popping noises and a feeling of being "under water". A good start may be saline nasal rinses. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and ear ache for 2.5 weeks. Yellow mucous and yellow patches on tonsils. Red swollen throat, painful swallowing and talking.

I have a sore throat and ear ache for 2.5 weeks. Yellow mucous and yellow patches on tonsils. Red swollen throat, painful swallowing and talking.

Tonsilits: Kitten - of course without examining you I cannot be completely sure, but your symptoms are common with tonsillitis.

Do yourself a favor and contact your physician. The correct antibiotics are important to prevent future problems. ...Read more

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My 3yr old boy got mucus in his right ears...Should I be worried? ...

My 3yr old boy got mucus in his right ears...Should I be worried? ...

If you mean....: ...That mucus got into his ear, then no. If you mean that mucus is draining from his ear, then it might be a good idea to get it ckecked out. ...Read more

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How come my ears are always not popped? I've had mucus problems for over a year and its effecting my ears as well

How come my ears are always not popped? I've had mucus problems for over a year and its effecting my ears as well

ENT: It might be a good idea to see an ENT doctor for an exam and possible treatment. If there is an infection, it would be good to resolve it before damage is done. You might also be given suggestions for ways to avoid this in the future. Inside ear structures are delicate and you can injure them with untrained self-treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you have mucus in your ear?

Could you have mucus in your ear?

Yes: In general, there are two main types of ear infection inner earotitis media and outer ear otitis externa. Sometimes if you have a drainage from your ear it could be an external ear infection, this usually comes from exposure to water such as swimming or beach. If it hurts or is affecting your hearing you need to be treated. ...Read more