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My eldest son, now 2 1/2 sneezed. Mucus came out, but also a foreign egg shaped, hollow item. It is very dark green in colour.?

My eldest son, now 2 1/2 sneezed. Mucus came out, but also a foreign egg shaped, hollow item. It is very dark green in colour.?

Foreign body: At that age with that description this is likely something he shoved up his nose that he sneezed out. You are lucky it didn't stay longer. From foam pieces to food to beads or other toy parts kids do strange things. The longer it stays the worse they smell and the more potential for a nasal infection. ...Read more

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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Sneezing up mucus, should I be concerned?

Sneezing up mucus, should I be concerned?

Sneezing: Hello, sneezing will help remove mucus from the nasal cavity. If the nasal mucus is thick and discolored, associated with a fever, a sinusitis may be present. Otherwise, think allergy and consider an otc antihistamine. ...Read more

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My 2yrs old keep sneezing with mucus coming out from the nose, a bit coughing too, what should I do to make him more comfortable?

My 2yrs old keep sneezing with mucus coming out from the nose, a bit coughing too, what should I do to make him more comfortable?

Nasal suction/saline: As you know, products for young children are no longer available for colds/coughs. That's ok, those products were not effective, and had side effects not always acceptable. Put 5-10 saline nose drops in a nostril, wait a minute, and suction out. Repeat as needed. Use a vaporizer, 1 tsp honey for cough, and give lots of fluids. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or achiness. Colds last 7-10 days. ...Read more

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My daughter she's coughing constantly such that it disturbs her sleep. She has blocked nostrils and sneezes out mucus, what can I get for her? Thanks

My daughter she's coughing constantly such that it disturbs her sleep. She has blocked nostrils and sneezes out mucus, what can I get for her? Thanks

Depends on age: We do not advice any cough medicine for youg children below the age of 3.3to six years old can be given if prescribed by pediatrician. Over 6 can be given over the counter cough medicine with or without decongrastants. But it may be a good idea to have her checked if cough continues. I prefer mucinex DM 12 hours for those over age 6 ...Read more

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3 yr playful boy suffers from morning sneezes, white mucus cold & cough yearlong. No root cause found but he's been on Fe supplements for 9 mo now.

3 yr playful boy suffers from morning sneezes, white mucus cold & cough yearlong. No root cause found but he's been on Fe supplements for 9 mo now.

Cough: AM cough and congestion and iron deficiency. The only thing I can think that puts those together is GERD (acid reflux disease). Allergy and asthma are a close second. Try simplifying his room to clean easy. Try some AYR gel on s QTIP in each nostril at night. Try no food before bed. Try seeing a pediatric allergist or your pediatrician to figure this out. ...Read more

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My 9-month-old's nose started running two days ago. Now when she sneezes, her mucus is thick and green. No other symptoms. What can I do to help her?

My 9-month-old's nose started running two days ago. Now when she sneezes, her mucus is thick and green. No other symptoms. What can I do to help her?

Infant URI: Infants are very prone to upper respiratory infections - especially viral which usually cause watery clear runny nose, mild cough and low grade fevers. Concerning would be thick green discharge (could mean sinusitis), high grade fevers, lethargy, heavy fast breathing with retractions. Please see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Post-septoplasty. Saw doc 10/23 for stitch removal (didn't dissolve). He says looks good. But I'm sneezing ALOT. Mucus is thick but clear. Why Sneeze?

Post-septoplasty. Saw doc 10/23 for stitch removal (didn't dissolve). He says looks good. But I'm sneezing ALOT. Mucus is thick but clear. Why Sneeze?

Reflex: Could be related to the nondisolving stitch that's causing a reflex sneeze when you breathe in or tickles your nose hairs, or depending on how it's healing. Mucus is to be expected post-op nose surgery. Good that you are in the clear! ...Read more

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Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?

Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?

Yes by definition: However your problem could be from an allergic reaction and you likely have asthma as well (milk, clam. Or other ingredients in the chowder). Consult an allergist to find out what you may be allergic to and whether you have asthma. ...Read more

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3mth old. Sneezing (bloody mucus), runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever (99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative. What could it be. 4dys now?

3mth old. Sneezing (bloody mucus), runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever (99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative. What could it be. 4dys now?

Mgt: There may be inflammation or infection of the nasal passages which can cause mild bleeding. If it is more significant, please see your pediatrician.
Many viruses may cause the symptoms that your infant has, but most will resolve within 10 days.
In the meantime, provide adequate fluids/formula, check her temperature and use nasal saline for babies to keep her nasal passages clear. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am sneezing blood and mucus?

Is there a reason why I am sneezing blood and mucus?

Bloody mucus: Many times when we sneeze and the nose gets very dry, the mucus membranes along the septum can get irritated and the capillaries rupture leading to bleeding. If this continues, you might need to increase the humidity in the bedroom when sleeping, put a little white petroleum jelly in the nasal passages at night. You might also need to see an ENT if this continues. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, blood comes out when I sneeze along with mucus. What problem would that be?

Hi doctor, blood comes out when I sneeze along with mucus. What problem would that be?

Epistaxis: That can be from dry nasal passages, inflamed turbinates from allergies and/ or sinus infection. You should use a saline nasal spray and gel to make things better until you see a doctor ...Read more

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Hi doc ^^ I'm been coughing for 3months and coughing with green phlegm and sneezing out same mucus in green colors. May I know what is the reason? Thks

Hi doc ^^ I'm been coughing for 3months and coughing with green phlegm and sneezing out same mucus in green colors. May I know what is the reason? Thks

Likely infection: Likely sinus infection; get saline nasal lavage. antihistamine with decongestant & fluids.
If possible a power nebulizer with saline (hypertonic, 3.5%) twice a day if then persist or a fever go to doctor for antibiotics ...Read more

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My girlfriend sneezes ever so often especially in summer. When she sneezes she produces mucus, and her nose appears congested. Sometimes dyspnea?

My girlfriend sneezes ever so often especially in summer. When she sneezes she produces mucus, and her nose appears congested. Sometimes dyspnea?

Nasal allergy: This appears to be nasal allergy if it is on year around basis and sneezing in summer could be hay fever. Shortness on breath signifies bronchial allergy. If not bothersome a lot may try OTC antihistamines and inhaler for SOB. If bothersome look for cause of allergy. Visit us www. Ehacstl. Com to how to treat allergy and reduce need for meds ...Read more

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Sneezing, running nose, mucus, taste buds not working properly (cant taste properly). Symptoms happen every few hours unannounced. Usuallyupon wakingup?

Sneezing, running nose, mucus, taste buds not working properly (cant taste properly). Symptoms happen every few hours unannounced. Usuallyupon wakingup?

Allergy?: Sounds like you may be reacting to the pollen counts in your area. Are your eyes itchy and watery, too? If so you could try an over the counter antihistamine to see if this helps. Pollen counts usually are higher at dawn and dusk. Dust mite allergy may also be a problem. See doctor if problem persists. You may need an allergy evaluation. ...Read more

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Dry cough, sneezing, hoarse voice & mucus stuck in the throat in 7.5 month baby? Going for 2.5 weeks now. No cold before. No other symptoms. Eats well

Dry cough, sneezing, hoarse voice & mucus stuck in the throat in 7.5 month baby? Going for 2.5 weeks now. No cold before. No other symptoms. Eats well

Cough in infant: Check to see if infant is any respiratory distress or not. If is, you can sit with child in your bathroom while shower on. The high humidity frequently works ...Read more

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I just got over what I believe was strep. I have been coughing and can't clear my throat; dry spot and mucus. Sneezing a bit, could this be allergies?

I just got over what I believe was strep. I have been coughing and can't clear my throat; dry spot and mucus. Sneezing a bit, could this be allergies?

Probably: Or just viral Upper respiratory tract infection, OTC meds, saline nasal washes, and salt water gargles would help, otherwise visit your doctor for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing. .. How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma?

My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing. .. How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma?

If she is wheezing..: ...You need to see your doctor. It could get worse and she could have trouble breathing later. Whether it's allergies or a cold causing it, your doctor can determine. The important thing is to take care of the problem when breathing is involved. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is not feeling well, sneezing, congested nose, mucus in throat, h/a, fever and chills. If I kiss him and be around him will I get sick?

My boyfriend is not feeling well, sneezing, congested nose, mucus in throat, h/a, fever and chills. If I kiss him and be around him will I get sick?

Virus vs. Allergy: If he has a virus, you are at risk for developing the same illness if exposed. It sounds likely to be a virus due to the fever and chills, which do not occur with allergy. ...Read more

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How to treat horrible dry sore throat, but no fever, cough, or sneezing and mild mucus drainage in the back of throat. I can barely swallow saliva.?

How to treat horrible dry sore throat, but no fever, cough, or sneezing and mild mucus drainage in the back of throat. I can barely swallow saliva.?

See your doctor: It could be that you need a humidifier and that gargling with warm salty water (once in the morning and a night) might help with the soreness. But, if you are having a difficult time swallowing, it is likely a good time to visit your doctor so that she or he can look directly at your throat to make sure that there is nothing serious interfering with you ability to swallow. ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck, sore throat, productive cough (clear mucus), both ears hurt, and occasionally I sneeze out yellow mucus. Any ideas?

I have a stiff neck, sore throat, productive cough (clear mucus), both ears hurt, and occasionally I sneeze out yellow mucus. Any ideas?

Varies: Certainly among the more common causes are an infectious process such as in the sinuses for example; "allergies" can be another cause. A good medical checkup is sometimes a good place to start. ...Read more

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Been having a cold for 5 days. When I sneeze, there's yellow-green mucus with blood. Also, left side is always blocked. Should I be concerned?

Been having a cold for 5 days. When I sneeze, there's yellow-green mucus with blood. Also, left side is always blocked. Should I be concerned?

Not yet: If the blood frequency or amount increases or you get a fever please see your health care provider and use saline nasal spray for now. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby who is sneezing has clear runny mucus and really watery eyes? She is 10 months old

How can I help my baby who is sneezing has clear runny mucus and really watery eyes? She is 10 months old

Let me help: Cold symptoms, I would keep her nose clean with suction (cup).
Give her some advil (ibuprofen) for infant that will make comfortable and see how it go, if she better fine if not take to her doctor. ...Read more

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My son 16 month old started with cough and cold 3 weeks back. It's better now but he still have little runny nose and clear mucus when sneezing?

My son 16 month old started with cough and cold 3 weeks back. It's better now but he still have little runny nose and clear mucus when sneezing?

Allergies: Sounds like allergies, I would take him to an allergist to confirm what sort of allergy, but you can give zyrtec (cetirizine) or something similar (Walgreens brand or Walmart) in the mean time once per day. ...Read more