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Dr. David Malitz
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Abby Caplin
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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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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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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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Dr. Donald Alves
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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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Dr. David Earle
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I have thick white mucus in nose and eyes. I also noticed that vaginal discharge is white but not like cottage cheese. What does this mean?

I have thick white mucus in nose and eyes. I also noticed that vaginal discharge is white but not like cottage cheese. What does this mean?

Unrelated: These two things are unrelated. Could be seasonal allergies for the nose and eyes. The vaginal discharge could be a myriad of things. If you're really worried, you'll need to see your primary care doctor for a more compete evaluation. Could try over the counter allergy meds in the mean time. Hope this Helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Adler
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Nasal discharge for 2 weeks, sometimes music coughed up, yellow or green. Slight headache or pressure behind eye brows. Very thick mucus.

Nasal discharge for 2 weeks, sometimes music coughed up, yellow or green. Slight headache or pressure behind eye brows. Very thick mucus.

Sinus infection: Symptoms classic for sinus infection . May need long course of oral antibiots and mucus thinning meds. Would definitely see ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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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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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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