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Thick clear gel-like mucous in right eye with minor irritation. Have had flu like symptoms over the last day and want to know what this could be.?

Thick clear gel-like mucous in right eye with minor irritation. Have had flu like symptoms over the last day and want to know what this could be.?

Probably normal: Mucoid secretions occur commonly with viruses- if your eye is extremely red, swollen or painful, you may want to see a doctor quickly. If none of the above are true, you could use warm compresses and over-the-counter artificial tears for comfort. You are probably describing viral conjunctivitis. Your eye symptoms will resolve along with the rest of the symptoms when your body defeats this virus ...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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Just got over respitory flu. But now im coughing very bad. Yellow mucus. Stuffed up head. What could it be?

Just got over respitory flu. But now im coughing very bad. Yellow mucus. Stuffed up head. What could it be?

Post-viral bronchiti: Most likely this is post-viral bronchitis which is just what it says--bronchitis (inflammation of the large breathing tubes of the lungs after a viral infection has damaged the lining of the tubes. It resolves slowly without treatment, but the cough may be very bothersome. If so, see your health care provider. For now, increase fluids (extra 8 oz with every meal at least) and use nose drops. ...Read more

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I have a flu for 3 years and asthma. Ihave a lot of mucus that affects on my head. This mucus is white, I always throw mucus and I have a dry throat.?

I have a flu for 3 years and asthma. Ihave a lot of mucus that affects on my head. This mucus is white, I always throw mucus and I have a dry throat.?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have the flu and me now on my. Mucous that comes up coming I have blood in it and I get pain in the left side of my head. What I can get for this?

I have the flu and me now on my. Mucous that comes up coming I have blood in it and I get pain in the left side of my head. What I can get for this?

Need doc to see: This may indicate a number of problems. Blood in the sputum always needs a medical evaluation. Post flu a secondary bacterial infection such as pneumonia or bronchitis is possible, and this may require antibiotics. Other problems may be the cause as well. Someone with this problem needs to speak to their doctor. ...Read more

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Baby is 1 years old, runs fever about 99, he is teething, diariah and yellow mucus in eyes. What is it? Coughs at times

Baby is 1 years old, runs fever about 99, he is teething, diariah and yellow mucus in eyes. What is it? Coughs at times

Pediatrician: Some of these symptoms can occur when a baby is teething, but since they also occur for other reasons, it is best to call the pediatrician especially if this has been going on for awhile. Make sure your baby si not dehydrated. ...Read more

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My child has been running a mild fever (100-102) for 4 days along with a lot of mucus coming from the eyes and nose. Sleeps well. Eats fair. Irritable.

Needs to be seen: Your child may likely have a bacterial infection that has spread to the eyes and may need antibiotics, both oral and in the eyes. I would take him in to see a pediatrician very soon since its already been four days. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had a fever for 2 days, infrequent urination, a runny nose for a week and now her eyes are red and leaking mucus. What could it be?

My 2 year old has had a fever for 2 days, infrequent urination, a runny nose for a week and now her eyes are red and leaking mucus. What could it be?

Likely virus: These symptoms are common problems which happen when children catch a virus (a "cold"), especially in the winter-time. Children can catch cold viruses several times a year. They usually last only a few days. If they last a long time or happen quite often talk to your daughter's doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has had lime green mucus leaking from swollen eyes for 3 days w/ runny nose, woke up with 104.5 fever today. What should I do?

My 3 yr old son has had lime green mucus leaking from swollen eyes for 3 days w/ runny nose, woke up with 104.5 fever today. What should I do?

Doctor visit needed: Aside from the high fever, he has conjuctivitis or pink eye. He needs to be seen to establish the source of the fever even though his illness may be viral. ...Read more

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My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

See dr.: The symptoms as described could be caused by a bacterial infection, and it is recommended for you to bring your daughter to a dr. For an evaluation a soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with eyes glued by green mucous and tonsils swollen but its not tonsillitis and no fever. What is wrong with me?

Every morning I wake up with eyes glued by green mucous and tonsils swollen but its not tonsillitis and no fever. What is wrong with me?

Dacryocystitis: Possibly infection of the tear sac (lacrimal sac) which communicates with the nose cavity. Se your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up eyes glued by mucous and swollen tonsils. I find it hard to swallow and no fever. Then better again. Can it be spring season?

Every morning I wake up eyes glued by mucous and swollen tonsils. I find it hard to swallow and no fever. Then better again. Can it be spring season?

Many things: Allergies possibly combined with eyelid infection: blepharitis (infection of eye lashes and eyelids) or meibomianitis (infection of ducts on eyelids). You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My throat is slightly scratchy some mucus in it and a lil cough but no fever or aches or big head everything elsa is fine could it be allergies?

My throat is slightly scratchy some mucus in it and a lil cough but no fever or aches or big head everything elsa is fine could it be allergies?

Possible allergy: Allergy symptoms frequently include nasal, eye, ear and throat itching and sneezing. The symptoms last longer than the typical cold and will improve with an antihistamine. Early on, a cold, sinus infection and allergic rhinitis may have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Can cough, greenish yellow phlegm/mucus and head/ear congestion persist for awhile after a viral URI? Feel better except for these things. No fever.

Can cough, greenish yellow phlegm/mucus and head/ear congestion persist for awhile after a viral URI? Feel better except for these things. No fever.

Maybe: Without an exam, I can only give general information, but classically after an inflammatory process in the upper respiratory area, the body is more susceptible to secondary infection with whatever germs are there. Strep and mouth germs are the most common causes and these often require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Chest congestion and fatigue. Head and chest hurt when I cough. Productive cough, don't know mucous color. No fever of mention or sore throat.

Chest congestion and fatigue. Head and chest hurt when I cough. Productive cough, don't know mucous color. No fever of mention or sore throat.

Acute bronchitis: If symptoms are acute, most certainly viral. Stay hydrated. Things should improve. If things get worse (high fevers, chest pain, difficulty breathing) see doc soon. If other underlying illness, err on the safe side and call your doc to let him know. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I had the flu a week ago. Fever is gone but my cough is constant, ton of mucus in chest. Doing nebs every 4 hrs. Bronchitis?

I had the flu a week ago. Fever is gone but my cough is constant, ton of mucus in chest. Doing nebs every 4 hrs. Bronchitis?

Below: You prob do have bronchitis
Now the question is whether it is viral or bacterial.

You will need an exam by your DR to make that determination.
In the meanwhile drink at least one gallon of water per day. This will loosen the "mucous" and make it easier for you to cough it up. ...Read more

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Few days ago I got a severe flu follow by fever and nonstop cough (mucus). Now im recover from it but I fell slight pain in rib when take deep breath.

Few days ago I got a severe flu follow by fever and nonstop cough (mucus). Now im recover from it but I fell slight pain in rib when take deep breath.

You'll be just fine.: You are experiencing pleuritic chest pain after your viral infection. You can have cough and some discomfort for up to 6 weeks after the infection. Some people benefit from an "asthma" inhaler. You should see your PCP if the discomfort prevents you from doing activities that are normal for you. ...Read more

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Can you get a 48 hour flu or cold? I had a high fever, cough, chills, and gross mucus for 2 days but earlier today my fever broken and I've been feeling good all day. This is unusually fast. Is it going to relapse? Or can short bugs exist?

Can you get a 48 hour flu or cold? I had a high fever, cough, chills, and gross mucus for 2 days but earlier today my fever broken and I've been feeling good all day. This is unusually fast. Is it going to relapse? Or can short bugs exist?

URI, Anxiety: I commend you for your desire for good Health.
Feel good about your Immune system.
You can maintain this recovery by having rest, drinking lot of water, taking Vitamin C and Anti-oxidants.
You have Acne, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication, and Therapy for stress in your life.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga and Meditation ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has had a cold for two weeks and she coughs up mucus and she has had a high fever up to at least 104 and chills. Cold or flu?

My 6 year old daughter has had a cold for two weeks and she coughs up mucus and she has had a high fever up to at least 104 and chills. Cold or flu?

Time for a visit: This may well have started out as a cold or other minor problem. However, a persistence of 2 wks and a 104 fever suggests the possibility of pneumonia.I would have her seen by her doc within 24 hrs. Concentrate on hydration for now. ...Read more

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If I'm having Cough with mucus and running nose, without fever and other symptoms, It's cold or flu? Last week I'm in close contact with someone with.

If I'm having Cough with mucus and running nose, without fever and other symptoms, It's cold or flu? Last week I'm in close contact with someone with.

Cold, URI: Doesn't look like the flu, symptoms are common theses days, with too many viruses spreading. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes, and OTC cold medicines would help, read the labels carefully, good luck ...Read more

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I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

Better not: And which ones? Either Robitussin or tylenol cold have several preparations with different ingredients, stick to only one and read the labels carefully for dosing and timing. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help, and tylenol would help fever, if not better or symptoms are getting worse in a day or two, see your doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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Week after flu still stuffy runny nose with clear mucus. Barely a cough with clear mucus if any. Is this the flu or something else? Nof fever or aches

Week after flu still stuffy runny nose with clear mucus. Barely a cough with clear mucus if any. Is this the flu or something else? Nof fever or aches

Possible residual sx: This could still be residual symptoms from the virus. The cough could last up to 6 weeks after. But it is always possible that you are getting some other virus or do you have some allergies causing nasal congestion? ...Read more

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My 6yr. Old has had a cold for over a wk. Now she has a fever 101 and coughing up mucus that makes her cough so much it makes her vomit. Cold or flu?

My 6yr. Old has had a cold for over a wk. Now she has a fever 101 and coughing up mucus that makes her cough so much it makes her vomit. Cold or flu?

Cough: cough more than 1 week and now having fever can indicate secondary bacterial infection and development of bronchitis, please have him seen by primary care for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with the flu. Yet the test came back negative. I have a fever of over 100, aches, chills, bloody mucus, soar throat. Is this the flu?

I was diagnosed with the flu. Yet the test came back negative. I have a fever of over 100, aches, chills, bloody mucus, soar throat. Is this the flu?

Influenza: This illness is caused by a virus and it can be simulated by other viruses like parainfluenza, adenovirus, enteroviruses, and so on. Do not know what test was done and whether it has a high false negative frequency, but it does sound like you have a flu-like illness for which antibiotics are unnecessary. ...Read more

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3mth old. Sneezing (bloody mucus), runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever (99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative. What could it be. 4dys now?

3mth old. Sneezing (bloody mucus), runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever (99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative. What could it be. 4dys now?

Mgt: There may be inflammation or infection of the nasal passages which can cause mild bleeding. If it is more significant, please see your pediatrician.
Many viruses may cause the symptoms that your infant has, but most will resolve within 10 days.
In the meantime, provide adequate fluids/formula, check her temperature and use nasal saline for babies to keep her nasal passages clear. ...Read more

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Just got over a flu started with chills mild fever yellow mucus very bad cough then lungs feel sore tired upper back pain what can this be?

Just got over a flu started with chills mild fever yellow mucus very bad cough then lungs feel sore tired upper back pain what can this be?

Pneumonia: Often people with the flu develope a secondary pneumonia. This needs eval by ur pvp, as ofter these r bacterial. A severe and constant cough can cause back pain. ...Read more

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