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My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has

My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has

Take him to the dr: Insurance should not be the primary concern, your two year old should be. I am sure that you get groceries and gas even though your insurance does not cover these items. Sometimes you can negotiate in advance for a cash price. ...Read more

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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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Please someone tell me a home remedy for a mucous nose?

Please someone tell me a home remedy for a mucous nose?

Neti pot: The net pot is really effective, though admittedly scary to use at first. You can get it at your local drug store, along with the little pre-measured salt packets. The whole thing will cost about $20. Use boiled filtered water that has cooled down, is mildly warm. Too hot or too cold, and it's not that comfortable. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/sinus-pain-pressure-11/neti-pots good luck! ...Read more

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This morning, I had very thick jelly like yellowish brownish mucus discharge from nose. But no other cold or infection symptoms. What could this be?

This morning, I had very thick jelly like yellowish brownish mucus discharge from nose. But no other cold or infection symptoms. What could this be?

Flora change.: If no fevers or significant pain , let it run , take mucinex to keep things thin and flowing. Your body is likely rebalancing the flora in its sinuses ...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 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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Neck soreness, shoulder soreness, headache and head pressure dizziness. Small pain in nose right side clear mucus drainage?

Neck soreness, shoulder soreness, headache and head pressure dizziness. Small pain in nose right side clear mucus drainage?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Sore & painful throat with redness, nose drainage, and clear/yellow mucus with streaks of blood? Sinuses maybe? Smoker (ciggs)

Sore & painful throat with redness, nose drainage, and clear/yellow mucus with streaks of blood? Sinuses maybe? Smoker (ciggs)

Bad cold??: How long have you had these problems? Sounds like there is a lot draining gown your throat as well. Do you have fever? Body aches!? Do your upper teeth hurt? If you have been sick longer than 10-14 days you should see your dr as you might have developed a sinus infection . Use a cool mist humidifier in your bedroom, try not to blow, keep you nose moist with saline spray . Mucinex helps too. ...Read more

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Are grey streaks in nasal discharge dust particles? At times when I blow my nose I notice grey streaks in the mucus.

Are grey streaks in nasal discharge dust particles? At times when I blow my nose I notice grey streaks in the mucus.

Grey mucous: In order to respond to this would need to have a specimen and examine it both macro and microscopically. See an ENT doctor. Good luck, and best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe nasal mucus and congestion. Caught cold and even after its gone, still have a lot of mucus discharge and congested nose. any permanent cures?

Severe nasal mucus and congestion. Caught cold and even after its gone, still have a lot of mucus discharge and congested nose. any permanent cures?

Neti pots can: reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. Not a permanent cure but can help. ...Read more

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My 15 month old daughter has pimples on her face that started 4 days ago with a runny green mucus discharge from nose. No pimples on body.?

My 15 month old daughter has pimples on her face that started 4 days ago with a runny green mucus discharge from nose.  No pimples on body.?

Viral Infection: This is most likely from an infection that your daughter has. Pimples can appear as a result of an infection and can spread to involve other areas of the body. Once the infection clears, the accompanying rash usually resolves. If her symptoms get worse, make sure she sees her pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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