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Green sticky snot?

Not helpful: The stickiness or viscosity of nasal mucus is not a good predictor of the underlying problem. Other symptoms are better indicators, such as the presence or absence of fever, itchy eyes, sore throat and other symptoms. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Thick yellow sinus discharge?

Thick yellow sinus discharge?

Could also be viral: Acute sinusitis is usually viral. Consider bacterial if it persists more than two weeks. ...Read more

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Sticky thick yellow snot, slight cough. Bacteria?

Sticky thick yellow snot, slight cough. Bacteria?

Bacteria versus viru: S. Without running a culture, it is impossible to tell. Certainly thick yellow mucous and a slight cough could be bacterial, but it could also be viral or less commonly parasitic. Best to get checked out if it doesn't get better in a few days. ...Read more

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Facial pain, fever up to 103 (fever has stopped), yellow watery nasal discharge, cough, greenish brown sputum. Sinus infection and/or bronchitis?

Facial pain, fever up to 103 (fever has stopped), yellow watery nasal discharge, cough, greenish brown sputum. Sinus infection and/or bronchitis?

Possibly: Or you may be getting over a cold. As a cold improves the nasal secretions get thicker and a little yellow. If you are coughing up thick brown sputum with a deep cough i would be more concerned about a bacterial pneumonia or possibly bronchitis. Most bronchitis is viral and happens as the last part of a cold .If not improving see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm blowing out green snot and have green diarrhea?

I'm blowing out green snot and have green diarrhea?

Many need to see Dr.: If these occurred just today then you could wait as see how you feel tomorrow. If this has been going on for a while then I suggest that you see your doctor. The color of the nasal discharge is not that important but if you have sinus pain you could have an infection. Color of diarrhea reflect what you have been eating or could be caused by other problems. ...Read more

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Plugged sinuses, blowing clear mucus.coughing up green mucus for 4 days. filled Azithromycin,not started. Green poop normal?!

Plugged sinuses, blowing clear mucus.coughing up green mucus for 4 days. filled Azithromycin,not started. Green poop normal?!

Probably.: If you are taking over the counter cough and cold medicines, stop. They don't work and may change stool color, which is no big deal, but other side effects of these meds may make you feel crummier than if you did not take them! See http://tinyurl.com/osmaxzo and save your money! After 5 days of colored mucus with no decrease in color, go ahead and try the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands,hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?

Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands,hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?

Probably sinus: Your history suggests that you may be suffering from nasal congestion (most likely from allergies) leading to obstruction of the sinus drainage and then infection. Controlling the nasal congestion would be the first step (visit an allergist?). Later on a CT sinus and/or immune work-up may be pursued if indicated. ...Read more

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Green discharge from vagina no odour?

Discharge: Infections such as trychomonas, bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, gc etc ... May cause vaginal discharge; you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?

Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?

Acute Sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause increased nasal congestion, cough, runny nose that can lead to discolored sputum, facial pain/pressure, nasal blockage, fevers, and loss of taste/smell which are symptoms concerning for an acute sinus infection. Daily steroid nasal sprays and other allergy medications can help reduce or prevent these infections. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Vaginal discharge and green poop, cause?

Vaginal discharge and green poop, cause?

Green feces can be: Due to rapid transit time of stool through the GI tract, green food coloring, medications, infection or eating green vegetables. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Treatment for foul smelling nasal discharge?

Treatment for foul smelling nasal discharge?

Medical evaluation: to determine cause of discharge. Treatment plan will depend of cause (i.e., sinusitis). ...Read more

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Scratchy throat an thick green mucus ?

Scratchy  throat  an thick green mucus ?

Infection: You have a bacterial infection, possibly sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia. Please sek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

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Clumpy green discharge?

Clumpy green discharge?

Vaginitis: Sounds like bacterial vaginosis or trichomonal vaginal infection. If no odor or itching, try high dose probiotics which may help bv. If persists see your doctor may need Flagyl after checking specimen. ...Read more

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Im having itching with smell. yellow green discharge?

Im having itching with smell. yellow green discharge?

See doctor: It could be number of things like thrush, bacterial vaginosis or STI. Please consult your doctor examination , swab and appropriate treatment . ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?

Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?

Well...: The colour of infected secretions is highly variable... Bright yellow or brownish, or bloody all can mean the same... No reason other than the type of bacteria or virus and the area infected ...Read more

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Can bv cause dandelion yellow snotty bubbly discharge?

Can bv cause dandelion yellow  snotty bubbly discharge?

Trichomonas, STDs: The discharge of bacterial vaginosis usually is white or gray, without bubbles. Yellow or colred discharge that stains underwear, with bubbles, is typical for the STD trichomonas, which causes the same odor (usually fishy) as BV. Other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) also are a concern for any colored discharge. See a doctor or clinic ASAP. Your sex partner(s) also should be checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Clear snot like vaginal discharge pregnancy symptoms?

Clear snot like vaginal discharge pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy d/c: Is usually white/ milky. Clear/stretchy d/c occurs w ovulation, if you have missed your period please take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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