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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


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Headache, sore throat, pain swallowing, white spots on tonsils, stuffy nose, yellow/green mucus, coughing. What are all of these symptoms of?

Headache, sore throat, pain swallowing, white spots on tonsils, stuffy nose, yellow/green mucus, coughing. What are all of these symptoms of?

Upper Respiratory: Sounds like you have tonsillitis and an upper respiratory infection, you probably need to see your physician for a more thorough assessment. Better not to delay
feel better. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try taking over-the-counter preparations with decongestants (if you have no heart conditions that contraindicate), and plenty of steamy heat. Nasal saline lavage (e.g. Salt aire, netipot) can also help clear sinus pressure and act as a natural antibiotic. Nsaids can also help to control inflammation. See your doctor if the green mucus persists. ...Read more

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Burning when I cough started out as sore throat two days ago then stuffy nose with yellow green mucus now coughing up same mucus no fever?

Burning when I cough started out as sore throat two days ago then stuffy nose with yellow green mucus now coughing up same mucus no fever?

Bronchitis. Many-: -times colds which are viral can lead 2 bronchitis that is bacterial. Get in to see your PCP 4 eval. Probably need antibiotics @ this stage. My preference is zithromaz Z pack plus 1 extra capsule. This gives the coverage 4 PPLO infections. Take the same as a Z pack only take You add 1 capsule the first day then finish them out. ...Read more

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I had green mucus upon waking up the past 2 days. I kind of have a stuffy nose during the day. I don't have a cold or headaches. How can I treat it?

I had green mucus upon waking up the past 2 days. I kind of have a stuffy nose during the day. I don't have a cold or headaches. How can I treat it?

Guaifenesin: Is an excellent expectorant, meaning that it helps thin and loosen mucous and helps your body get rid of it. Guaifenesin is available in over-the-counter, under a number of different brand names including Robitussin and Mucinex, but you can probably get it cheaper by shopping for generic forms. I recommend 400 mg 3 times/day or 600 mg extended release twice a day. Get plain guaifenesin. ...Read more

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I have had a stuffy nose for nearly a mnth. Sometimes when I blow it reallu green mucus comes ouy and it smells bad. Do u think I have an infection?

I have had a stuffy nose for nearly a mnth. Sometimes when I blow it reallu green mucus comes ouy and it smells bad. Do u think I have an infection?

Sinusitis.: It's possible the discharge is from your sinuses (sinusitis). Your doctor can determine this. It often responds to an intranasal inhaled steroid. Antibiotic therapy can often be avoided (thereby avoiding the risk of acquiring a resistant organism). ...Read more

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Stuffy nose started of as a sore throat throat still feels a little dry not to bad but now I have a cough and really light green mucus?

Stuffy nose started of as a sore throat throat still feels a little dry not to bad but now I have a cough and really light green mucus?

Probably virus: If this has been of very recent onset, it is most likely a virus. Use OTC saline nose spray, throat lozenges, and cough medicine or even honey to soothe cough and sore throat. Plenty of fluids. Give it seven to ten days or so to see if getting better. Watch for fever, shortness of breathe, facial pain, ear pain. If those develop or your not progressively getting better then see you doctor. ...Read more

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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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No fever cough 5 days throat sore one side at night chest sore after coughing hard, stuffy nose 3 days, green and yellow mucus coughed up. What is it?

No fever cough 5 days throat sore one side at night chest sore after coughing hard, stuffy nose 3 days, green and yellow mucus coughed up. What is it?

Upper respiratory: Although you do not have a fever, you do have significant symptoms. Could be a simple common cold, but it seems your throat soreness is a primary complaint. If this has been ongoing for 5 days you should get checked. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat, then runny & stuffed nose. After 2 days, coughing up green mucus & 100.6 temp. Now at 99.2. Keep taking over the counter meds?

I had a sore throat, then runny & stuffed nose. After 2 days, coughing up green mucus & 100.6 temp. Now at 99.2. Keep taking over the counter meds?

Cough: Monitor the fever. If the cough persists you may need to be checked out by a physician and get a chest X-ray and antibiotic. In the meantime it seems appropriate to continue OTC medication. ...Read more

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I'm coughing and have green mucus, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, body aces, no fever

I'm coughing and have green mucus, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, body aces, no fever

Hard to tell: If you were in the urgent care I'd check to see if you have an ear, sinus or chest infection. Perhaps being seen in real life will give more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak. No fever no sore throat?

Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak. No fever no sore throat?

Mgt: If it continues for three weeks or more, it may be a sinus infection requiring antibiotics. Nasal saline, fluids are rest are advised.
Virtual appt available for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Chest pain, congestion, stuffy nose, green thick slimy mucus. Tooth infection, but what about the rest? Amoxicillin 6 days now- when will I be better?

Chest pain, congestion, stuffy nose, green thick slimy mucus. Tooth infection, but what about the rest? Amoxicillin 6 days now- when will I be better?

Antibiotics: Your symptoms may be a viral infection so the amoxicillin will not help your chest congestion, stuffy nose. Follow up with your primary care for this if your symptoms continue. Follow up with your dentist for the tooth. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose with clear thick sticky mucus sometimes I cough up same mucus a few times a day hardly any color just white particles sometime some green?

Stuffy nose with clear thick sticky mucus sometimes I cough up same mucus a few times a day hardly any color just white particles sometime some green?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more

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Can a person have a sinus infection and not really know it? I don't have running nose, but stuffy in morning with some blood and green mucus sometimes

Can a person have a sinus infection and not really know it? I don't have running nose, but stuffy in morning with some blood and green mucus sometimes

Sinusitis?: Without knowing exactly where the blood and green mucous is emanating from it is impossible to know if you have sinusitis. This is generally clinical diagnosis made by nasality of speech, pain and swelling over the sinuses, congestion and purulent nasal discharge. There may be headache, fever and redness, but to be sure where this is coming from see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when I cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when I cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Started out with chilis, fever, then stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough, and green/yellow mucus, 7days now&throat hurts worse and more coughing, go to doc?

Started out with chilis, fever, then stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough, and green/yellow mucus, 7days now&throat hurts worse and more coughing, go to doc?

Cold/flu?: If sore throat is worst they (dr.) may check it for streptococcus and give you an antibiotic and or xylocaine gel to anesthetize it. Cepacol lozenges. Otherwise, supportive otc meds (mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for cough etc), gales salt & water. ...Read more

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What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

How: How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have woken up with my eyes sealed shut from green mucous along with an extremely sore throat, productive cough, red eyes, stuffy nose and exhaustion

Viral URI: The mucus lining of the eye and of the nose and throat can be simultaneously infected by a virus at the same time. The usual treatments you might take for a cold are in order here. Keep the eyes clean with warm moist cloths but unless the vision is significantly disturbed or the eyes start to become painful, you can probably let this run its course. ...Read more

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My 1 year old daghter has had a cough and runny nose with green mucus for 6 days I took her too the doctor she's. Still sick what should I do.

My 1 year old daghter has had a cough and runny nose with green mucus for 6 days I took her too the doctor she's. Still sick what should I do.

Take her back: Obviously whatever treatment they gave her did not work completely, call the doctor and let them know she is still sick. Also try using a saline nasal spray to help her congestion. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of mucus in my chest and a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose: Use salt water nose drop 4 times daily. Sleep with a vaporizer and several pillows and use vaporub on your chest for your cough. ...Read more

Green Mucus (Definition)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more


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