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I have a greenish whitish but watery nasal discharge . Could it be because of bronchitis ? What should I do ?

I have a greenish whitish  but watery nasal discharge . 
Could it be because of bronchitis ? 

What should I do ?

Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis is usually a viral infection, and this may also produce other changes in the upper respiratory tract. Without being able to examine you the best thing would be to see your PCP if this does not clear as your bronchitis resolves. Good luck. ...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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My husband hit his face about a month ago. He has a very watery nasal discharge, but also has allergy symptoms. Should we worry about brain fluid leak?

My husband hit his face about a month ago. He has a very watery nasal discharge, but also has allergy symptoms. Should we worry about brain fluid leak?

Yes: Ask your doctor to check for glucose in his nasal secretion. If positive, then you need to find out where the leak is coming from (most likely from the area of the skull next to the nose). Don't delay. ...Read more

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My 2.8 yrold has runny nose- and a cough at night-- no fever-- 2 days in.. He's had tons of colds -this time his nasal discharge is thicker and yellow?

My 2.8 yrold has runny nose- and a cough at night-- no fever-- 2 days in.. He's had tons of colds -this time his nasal discharge is thicker and yellow?

Sounds like : Postnasal drainage causing the coughing spells . Need antihistamine to take care of the colds which eventually takes care of the cough. Change in color of colds does not indicate bacterial infection , virus ,allergies can do the same. Watchful waiting and supportive treatment at this time since he is not running fever. See Peds if condition worsened. ...Read more

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My son is 9 months old. I think he has some seasional allergies. He is sneezing a lot, red watery eyes, and runny nose and all discharge is clear?

Don't assume allergy: If i blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. Thease are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ. ...Read more

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Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more

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What could cause blue nasal discharge?

What could cause blue nasal discharge?

Blue eye shadow: Best explanation is blue eyeshadow or eye liner that gets into the the tear duct which drains into the nose. ...Read more

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What is done for constant nasal discharge?

What is done for constant nasal discharge?

Nasal discharge: Constant nasal discharge may be from recurrent viral illnesses, allergies, sinus infections. Need to determine the cause to know what the treatment course needs to be. ...Read more

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Why do I have black streaks in my nasal discharge?

Why do I have black streaks in my nasal discharge?

Stuff you breathe?: Usually this can be due to inhalation of pollutants in the air such as dust, smoke, or other environmental pollutants. Rarely certain serious fungal sinus infections in persons with a compromised immune system can cause black discharge from the nose (invasive fungal sinusitis). ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has nasal discharge?

What should I do if my baby has nasal discharge?

Suction the nose: Use saline nasal drops and suction the nostrils. This can be done few times a day but not too frequently as it may irritate the nostrils. ...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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How to stop my nasal discharge?

How to stop my nasal discharge?

Cause?: It depends on what is causing it. If you have hay fever, an antihistamine pill may help. If you have a cold or oversensitive nose , there is a Rx nasal spray which may be effective. Tell us more. ...Read more

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What actually is nasal discharge?

What actually is nasal discharge?

Nasal response: Fluid produced by the nose in reaction to a pathogen, allergen or foreign body. It is the bod's attempt to flush out the offending particle in the nose. Your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts to cleans the air we breathe, preparing it for the lungs, by the sweeping mechanism of the cilia of the nasal lining. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop my nasal discharge?

Diagnosis: If nasal discharge has been going on for a long time, you need a diagnosis. We can not simply stop your discharge without knowing what is wrong with your nose. Diagnoses include, allergic rhinitis, rhino-sinusitis, over use of otc nasal sprays, granulomas, nasal polyps to name a few. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do about clear nasal discharge and excessive tearing?

What can I do about clear nasal discharge and excessive tearing?

Sounds like allergy: If there is also sneezing, then this would confirm hayfever or allergic rhinitis. You can try Claritin or competing brands. If there is nasal congestion, then claritin-d but not if you have blood pressure problems, heart disease, or stroke. If it is year round or severe, you may want to get allergy testing to see what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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My grand daughter has brown nasal discharge?

My grand daughter has brown nasal discharge?

Foreign body in nose: I do not know the age of your granddaughter. It is common for young children to put small items in their nose. These small items can cause localized infections that can create foul smelling non-clear nasal discharge. I recommend having a doctor evaluate her nose soon. ...Read more

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Nasal discharge is greenish. My doc says you can't tell too much from the color?

Nasal discharge is greenish. My doc says you can't tell too much from the color?

He/she is right: The color of your nasal or lung secretions does not tell you much if anything about whether you have a bacterial or viral illness, as they both can cause green/yellow/etc discharges. ...Read more

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