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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.?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?
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?
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
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
I am tr'ng to concive baby, on ovulation day I had intercourse after dat I lay down for 40 min. Them I sneezed then some mucus came out 4m v'gina. W mean?
Nothing: There is no likely problem, pathology, or obstacle to fertilization from having a mucus discharge. See your doctor for further discussion and evaluation. ...Read more
I have constant sneezing and coughing mucus along with a stuffing nose for 3weeks now. Do colds last this long or could it be something else?
Allergy or infection: Could be secondary infection or allergy Ask your physician if you need clarification looking at sinuses and ling ...Read more
I wake up with severe sneezing and clear mucus coming drown my nose like water, itchi nose and sometimes random coughing what is going on?
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
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
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
Cough with yellow mucus, chest pain sharp and hurts when I breathe deep, steam helps, sneezing also yellow mucus, major headache also. Any ideas?
Sinusitis/pneumonia?: You need to see a doctor to evaluate the problem and treat the infection ...Read more
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
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
Constant chest pain, nausea, cough with yellow mucus, sneezing, temp went from 96.7 to 95.9 in an hour and I keep sweating. Er or wait for doc on Mon?
Don, t wait for Doc: Go to ER now Let them asses you ...Read more
Stuffy nose/also runny nose&clear mucus/sneezing with chest pain, also stimulated by dust, perfume, air changing/headache, tired Chronic, very long time??
Allergies: You could have allergies since long time - and a nasal steroid might be helpful. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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?
How can I help my baby who is sneezing has clear runny mucus and really watery eyes? She is 10 months old
I had a tonsillectomy on the 12th at 7:15am. Its the 14th and today I had a minor nosebleed (one nostril) and been sneezing and ton of mucus. Normal?
Yes: Perfectly normal. Nothing to be worried about. Keep an eye on it. If worse contact one of us please. ...Read more