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Fever of 100.2. Sinus congestion &pressure. Spitting up very thick sticky white and yellow sinus mucus. What causes this? Is this normal? Sinusitis?

Fever of 100.2. Sinus congestion &pressure. Spitting up very thick sticky white and yellow sinus mucus. What causes this? Is this normal? Sinusitis?

Viral infection: Symptoms are typical of any number of viral upper respiratory infections. These are almost always normal symptoms and not a cause for alarm. They can last on average from 7 to 14 days. Treatment is symptomatic and can include decongestants, saline rinses and time.

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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Am I hacking up mucus from my lungs or from post nasal drip/allergies. It's constant clear and sticky to yellow/thick. I don't know what's causing it.

Am I hacking up mucus from my lungs or from post nasal drip/allergies. It's constant clear and sticky to yellow/thick. I don't know what's causing it.

Simple answer: Go see an allergist see if the doc can figure out what's irritating the mucous membranes in nose or back of the throat, might do ct of sinuses, , donot use any perfumes til then Mucinex (guaifenesin) would help. Some times acid reflux gives you same symptoms.

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I get yellow mucus from my butt all the time. Like thick like cum.

I get yellow mucus from my butt all the time. Like thick like cum.

Rectal discharge: A rectal discharge can be a sign of inflammation in the rectum - this can be an infection or from other causes of inflammation (proctitis). Best to have a doctor check it out and possibly do tests to evaluate the cause.

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I have a urti. Is it a sign that I am getting better when I am coughing up a lot of thick yellow mucus?

If improving: Most urti's will cause some thick yellow mucus as they are resolving, but if the symptoms are not getting better, or worsening, they could be due to a secondary infection that may need to be treated. Fever, or shortness of breath, facial pain could all be symptoms that would indicate the need to see a doctor.

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Is thick, clear mucus anything to be concerned about 3 wks after a septoplasty? No yellow, no green - just clear but thick.

Is thick, clear mucus anything to be concerned about 3 wks after a septoplasty? No yellow, no green - just clear but thick.

Unlikely: This is unlikely to be a sign of a problem. It could be due to improved drainage from the sinus. You likely have to see your surgeon soon, so make note of how much is draining and whether it is increasing or decreasing.

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Over-production of mucus for years. It has never been clear, always thick and yellow. Is this chronic sinusitis and what should I do?

Over-production of mucus for years. It has never been clear, always thick and yellow. Is this chronic sinusitis and what should I do?

Find food allergy: Most people that have significant mucous production have an undiagnosed food allergy. The constant inflammation from this revs up the immune system and manifests as nasal allergy. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate igg food allergens with specialized tests from genova like cdsa. I had this and figured out was gluten intolerant!

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What may be causing a yellow thick mucus looking type vaginal discharge but no odor and no other symptoms?

What may be causing a yellow thick mucus looking type vaginal discharge but no odor and no other symptoms?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe.

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Can Lochia be thick, mucus like, yellow & in abundance? I also read it should be gone within a few weeks of giving birth, dose it last longer?

Can Lochia be thick, mucus like, yellow & in abundance? I also read it should be gone within a few weeks of giving birth, dose it last longer?

Lochia: Last 4 to 8 weeks. It has three stages. The last stage is white to yellow. Sounds normal and nothing to worry about.

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Thick yellow mucus mixed with blood, smells bad with painful area in spot slightly above and between eyebrows.

Thick yellow mucus mixed with blood, smells bad with painful area in spot slightly above and between eyebrows.

Small abscess?: Difficult to say without a pic, but you may have a small abscess that is draining. If so, the area would be red in addition to being tender. If this is the case, it would require local and possibly systemic antibiotics. I'd see your doctor soon before a possible infection spreads.

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Sinus completely blocked, can't smell or taste anything. Very thick bright yellow green mucus, headache, 4days what should I do?

Sinusitis: It sounds like you have sinusitis. You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment.

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For 5 days now, coughing up a thick yellow mucus only upon waking, rest of day, just a cough, on Amox 4 days, so far no help. What could this be?

For 5 days now, coughing up a thick yellow mucus only upon waking, rest of day, just a cough, on Amox 4 days, so far no help. What could this be?

Bronchitis: Most common cause of coughing up mucus is bronchitis, which usually clears on its own over time. Sinusitis can sometimes cause this if the drainage occurs while sleeping. Mild forms of atypical pneumonia can also cause this. If not better in one week, talk with your doctor again. If short of breath, chest pain, or fever develop, see the doctor right away.

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Just recently I had a big yellow thick mucus w/ blood streaks come from my nose. In addition to this I have a cough that's doesn't go away for a yearnow?

Just recently I had a big yellow thick mucus w/ blood streaks come from my nose. In addition to this I have a cough that's doesn't go away for a yearnow?

See doc.: Blood from the nose is not necessarily concerning, but cough that persists for this long needs an explanation. Best to see doc and have him look at a few things....