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Dark brown phlegm when i clear my throat / blow nose (1 week now). Sometimes i get completely clear mucus. Don't drink/smoke. No other symptoms.
May clear up: Many things can cause productive sputum and nasal drainage, including exposure to smoke or fumes, allergies and infections. But we have learned that most sinus infections and bronchitis do not need antibiotics, as they will almost always go away in a week or so. Especially with no other symptoms, waiting is a good option. If it persist another week or so, or more things happen, then be seen. ...Read more
I had a non cancerous mole sprayed with nitrite to remove it about 4 days ago. I has some oozing clear liquid. What is this clear liquid? Thanks
I drank some prune juice that i just bought that expired 4 months ago, never opened but never refrigerated, will i be ok?
Will find out soon!: Usually expiration dates are more like "sell by" dates. If it was sealed, didn't taste fermented or bad, the bottle wasn't distorted or compromised, you should be just fine. You might have a bit more gas/flatulence for the next day or so...But that is to be expected with prune juice. ...Read more
Ok to use neti pot w sinus infection? i tried but it burned and water didn't come out other nostril, is that ok?
Yes: But use the neti pot (or neilmed bottle) properly. Saline sinus rinsing can be very effective for sinus irritation / congestion. Water must be clean, warm, and made "salty" by use of the pre-packaged buffered salt provided with your pot or squeeze bottle. Fresh water will be very irritating! ...Read more
I've been drinking out of a water bottle for months that had some black stuff in it. I believe it's mold. I have sinus infect. Antibiotics won't work.
Chronic sinusitis: It is conceivable that patients with chronic sinus infections can be secondarily colonized with molds, and these can produce a very severe and difficult to manage condition. Would strongly recommend you see an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
So I have been recently craving pure lemon juice in the giant bottles, in three days I have gone through two and 1/3 bottles. mix with milk?
Hi, can I make a jelly with jelly cubes and boiling water, and mix in crushed Azithromycin (zithromax)
Will it still be effective? I struggle swallowing tablets, and mixed with juice it tastes too bitter.
Still effective.: I believe azithro comes in a bubble gum flavored elixir. ...Read more
I gargled with betadine recently, and i get dark redish stringy stuff when I spit, it doesn't happen with hot water or any other liquid, can i know y?
Have a bad cold. Used neti pot 2 days ago. Today I bentover and orange water came pouring out my right nostril. This left over neti pot water? Worry?
Not to worry: Excess fluid is to be expected after using a Neti Pot since its purpose is to help fluid and mucus drain out of your nose. Gently blowing your nose after use can help remove any extra fluids. This leftover discharge is likely a sign of your nose clearing. If you have other symptoms - like continued, colored discharge or sinus pressure, pain, or headache, then it makes sense to contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I did one bottle of Suprep for my colonoscopy and things are running completely clear and resemble urine, can I stop drinking this nasty drink?
I'm 12wks pregnant and had a half a sip of yogurt drink but not sure if it had vodka mixed as i never tried alcohol. I'm scared if it'll harm my baby?
Why does it feel like I always have post nasal drip but nothing ever comes up or out? I've tried nose spray, musinex D, decongest, ect..
Been TTC & its almost time for my period. But today all of a sudden I wanted pickles and pickle juice I've never wanted pickle juice before can this b?
Do preg test: While it's true that pregnant women, (like anyone else gets pregnant, as an aside) are known to have cravings, many others have cravings, so it's not fool proof. Just do a ept/hpt, and see for yourself, and good luck. ...Read more
Potential badness: You are basically mixing alcohol with a narcotic (codeine). That is exactly how many a young hollywood star dies every year. Please be careful in mixing these medications. I would suggest strongly that you do not. As always, consult your pcp if you have any questions about what he/she has prescribed for you. ...Read more
I think I did Neti Pot wrong. It didn't come out of the other side, but my pot was clean & I used distilled water. Can it leak into my brain? Am I OK?
Neti pop issues: You will be fine - no the neti pot solution likely drained down your throat without you knowing it or went into the other sinus. Unless you had a nasal fracture into the bottom of the skull - your skull forms a barrier from anything getting into the brain. You should be fine Good luck ...Read more
I just had a liver MRI with contrast because I have some nudules. I habe drink 2 lts of water, its been 5 hours. Can I drink alcohol?
Worries me that you: are being evaluated for liver nodules, something which alcohol can actually cause, and your first concern right after finishing the test is whether you can drink alcohol. Please talk fully with your doctor about your alcohol use - how many drinks, how often, for how long a time. If you have other kinds of liver problems, even if your drinking is not problematic, it isn't a good thing to add in. ...Read more
I heard someone say today if you mix bi-carb soda and lemon juice together it works as a teeth whitener. Should i try this?
Lemon = Acid: Citrus fruits (like lemons) contain citric acid which can dissolve your enamel. Baking soda is abrasive (like sandpaper) so that too will wear away your enamel. While you are trying to get your teeth whiter, you will be slowly destroying them. Purchase drugstore whitening products if your budget does not allow for professional application. ...Read more