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What's the best over the counter medicine to use for stuffy nose congestion and coughing up mucus? Its a yellow and brown color

What's the best over the counter medicine to use for stuffy nose congestion and coughing up mucus? Its  a yellow and brown color

How long?: If these are from a cold, then a few days of topical nasal decongestant spray may work the best. If these are recurrent or persistent problems, then you need to consult an allergist to find out if you are allergic or whether you have asthma. The cause of the condition dictates the type of treatment. ...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 yellow green and some blood in nose for a week. No headache or fever. Little pnd that causes cough. Is this sinus infection?

Thick yellow green and some blood in nose for a week. No headache or fever. Little pnd that causes cough. Is this sinus infection?

Sounds like it: 7-10 days of discolored drainage is typical criteria of sinus infection. Most with infection have facial pressure or pain and nasal congestion as well. Sounds like it is time to see a physician and possibly treat this with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you have a sinus infection with no yellow or green drainage happening?

Can you have a sinus infection with no yellow or green drainage happening?

Yes!: While sinus infections can be associated with green/yellow nasal drainage, you can have a sinus infection with no apparent drainage. It may be too "locked in" - or it may be draining down the back of the throat as "post nasal drip." getting the sinuses to drain with saline sprays or a nettie pot can help, as can medications to loosen the drainage. Pressure in the face or upper teeth are common. ...Read more

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4 yr old son has fever of 100.5, coughing, yellow drainage from nose and has some yellow drainage from left eye? I've dealt with the fevers and coughing before but not the drainage...Im running a vaporizer and using chest rub and childrens Robitussin CF f

4 yr old son has fever of 100.5, coughing, yellow drainage from nose and has some yellow drainage from left eye? I've dealt with the fevers and coughing before but not the drainage...Im running a vaporizer and using chest rub and childrens Robitussin CF f

May be infected: While some children may get mucous in their eyes with a viral infection, often drainage from a single eye with accompanying nasal discharge might be a sign of a bacterial infection. Discuss with your pediatrician or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain.Drs out if town? Infection?

11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain.Drs out if town? Infection?

Yes: green discharge is definitely not normal.you have an infection,you need the wound cleaned,cultured,and start you on antibiotics,your GYN must have somebody covering,if not go to the ER. ...Read more

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What are some natural house remedies for stuffy nose or sinusitis?

What are some natural house remedies for stuffy nose or sinusitis?

Saline: A saline sinus rinse is great. You can buy a kit over the counter. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is good and sudafed is very helpful. If your symptoms last more than 10 days then you should be seen ...Read more

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I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies. Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?

I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies.  Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?

Not related: The ears and sinuses are not directly connected and from your description, I cannot tell if the problem is from a bacterial infection or something else. It is best for you to get these checked out by your doctor. Once the diagnosis has been made, then you can decide on what kind of Rx may be best for you ...Read more

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Is a viral sinus infection when the nose has yellow or clear nasal congestion?

Is a viral sinus infection when the nose has yellow or clear nasal congestion?

Could be yes.: Bacterial infections in the sinus cavity usually produce green nasal discharge. Clear and yellow could be viral...or just inflammatory....or even fungal. ...Read more

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Always a sensation of mucus dripping from nose to throat.No sore throat as such , no blocked nose either.Suffering from 8 months.Any suggestions?

Always a sensation of mucus dripping from nose to throat.No sore throat as such , no blocked nose either.Suffering from 8 months.Any suggestions?

Post nasal drip: Uris, allergies, sinusitis, foreign body in nose, pregnancy, medications, deviated septum or another anatomical problem, changing weather, cold temps, or dry air, spicy foods, fumes from chemicals, perfumes, cleaning products, smoke, or other irritants can all cause thickening and persistent mucous discharge. Think about this and try figuring out cause, or see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

Stop the drip: Depending on the cause of the sinus drainage: allergy, infection, etc. If allergy: try antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, etc which are otc, nasal salt water rinses, and get a prescription steroid nasal spray from your doctor if that doesn't help. Throat sprays and gargles can help temporarily. Good luck! ...Read more

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8/10 pain in L ear, Yellow discharge, No temp. Will Nasonex help? Started as sinus infection. Green nasal discharge this am with sinus pain/pressure.

8/10 pain in L ear, Yellow discharge, No temp. Will Nasonex help? Started as sinus infection.  Green nasal discharge this am with sinus pain/pressure.

Need to be seen: you may very well have severe middle ear infection and possibly perforated ear drum given what you described, put a cotton plug in the draining ear, take pain killers and go to your doctor, ER / Urgent Care for evaluation and possibly antibiotics and other medications accordingly, good luck ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a black head covered nose?

What are some home remedies for a black head covered nose?

Alcohol : Isopropyl alcohol is a drying agent and removes fat from skin. It can help. Another is to use benzoyl peroxide, available over the counter. It helps kill bacteria and decrease oil production. ...Read more

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Bronchitis with green phlegm from chest & green snot for 2 weeks. Dark brown mucus in the mornings. How long is it normal for the mucus to stay dark?

Bronchitis with green phlegm from chest & green snot  for 2 weeks. Dark brown mucus in the mornings. How long is it normal for the mucus to stay dark?

Without knowing: More i would say that "bronchitis" for 2 weeks needs evaluation. Possibly xray depending on physical exam. Wish i could offer more but with this limited info i would rec you see your dr. ...Read more

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Would earwax removal drops like cerumenix turn the discharge from the ears into a dark brown color?

Would earwax removal drops like cerumenix turn the discharge from the ears into a dark brown color?

Unlikely: These products break up the ear wax to help it fall out. They do not change it's color. Wax is often brown though. ...Read more

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Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies?day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat

Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies?day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat

Remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Cough from drainage at night.What's best for it?

Cough from drainage at night.What's best for it?

Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin thins mucous secretions and can be helpful for this. There are a lot of otc preparations which contain guaifenesin. If you have cough variant asthma an inhaled bronchodilator may help. ...Read more

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Can pores white stuff from nose effect the noise and cause to nasal infection like sinus? Please be helpful

Can pores white stuff from nose effect the noise and cause to nasal infection like sinus? Please be helpful

Sinusitis: This condition may produce congestion, difficulty hearing if the congestion involves the tubes leading to the middle ear, purulent nasal discharge, facial swelling, headache and occasionally fever. See a doctor and have this diagnosed after history and exam. Good luck and get better soon. ...Read more

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I've got a sore throat and i'm all blocked up. Can anyone suggest some herbal or home remedies ?

I've got a sore throat and i'm all blocked up. Can anyone suggest some herbal or home remedies ?

Options.: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a bad cough/sore throat other than cough drops and salt water?

What are some home remedies for a bad cough/sore throat other than cough drops and salt water?

My favorite: My favorite is a classic "hot toddy." specifically I use a camomile tea with honey, lemon juice and either rum or whiskey (about half-a-shot). The choice of spirits is up to you. The point is to drink a warm liquid that will relax you and open up your airways. (adult only for alcohol, however, lemon, honey, and tea can be used alone for those abstaining or kids.). ...Read more

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