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Sticky Nasal Discharge
Finished antibiotics 1 wk ago for uri/sinus. No longer feel stuffy, etc. But still experiencing good amt of clear /sticky nasal discharge. Normal?
Common finding: You seldom get a sinus infection as a primary event. It will often follow allergic drainage, irritant reaction to things like smoke or a cold. The length of abx treatment is based on eliminating the germ, but it may not alter the events, allergies, etc. That set you up for the infection. Monitor the situation for now & have rechecked if sx return.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
Very thick white nasal discharge that is stretchy. It won't blow out I have to get it out with tweezers. What is this? I have never had it before.
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.
Cough: Most likely a viral illness. Allergies can cause similar symptoms.
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.
I have a greenish whitish but watery nasal discharge. Could it be because of bronchitis? What should I do?
I got nasal darkyellow nasal discharge for 2daya now. What can u recomend to take for it to fully stop? I had cold/flu a week before.
Nasal drainage: Since you've had symptoms for about ten days you may have a sinus infection that will require antibiotics.
Occasionally have noticed in nasal discharge a long thin elastic item. Kind of clear or white. Hoping this is normal and not a dead worm?
Mucus: It could be thick mucus or indeed a type of worm. It is difficult to comment without an examination. If you notice this again, keep a sample and take it to your doctor the next time who can arrange the sample to be examined in the lab.See 1 more doctor answer
Could be: Can be bacterial, viral or allergic. If it persists see an ent.