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Thick Sticky Yellow Mucus
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. ...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
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.
Possible urinary: Tract infection. You need to get checked out by your physician. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
My son vomited yellow thick like mucus this morning, but now 8.5 hrs later seems like nothing ever happened?! Should I still be worried? He's eaten too
Vomiting: It might be a good idea to get him checked anyway ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My son 5 years of age vomited thick yellow mucus or bile this morning 3x about 1.5 hrs apart, he is in no pain, should I be concerned?
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. ...Read more
Have had a cold over a month, less tired now but still coughing a lot. Now the mucus is smaller, chunky, sticky, smelly, yellow or greenish. Gross.
Symptoms > month: It may be time for medical assessment. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Coughing up thick yellow mucus for the past month. What will the md do to diagnose me? Take blood or a sample of the mucus?
Yes: All that and a chest xray too! ...Read more
Sinus completely blocked, can't smell or taste anything. Very thick bright yellow green mucus, headache, 4days what should I do?
My daughter has had a cough for about 16 days. She has been coughing up a lot of yellow, thick mucus and coughing spells. Is it bronchitis?
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. ...Read more
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?
If one of the eyes has sticky yellow mucus side of the eyes little red and itchy, can I apply tetrahydrozoline or neo deca is better thanks?
Blood and thick yellow mucus from both nostrils since 4-5 days. I've been using iron tablets for about 25 days since my heamoglobin went down.
Low Hg: Why did your hemoglobin decrease? This could explain the bloody mucus. Have you had your blood clotting factors checked? Consult with us to help you better. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis no cough. Taking amoxicillian and mucus comes out clear, white, or a little yellow. Use to come out green. Mucus still thick. Opinons?
Treatment...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to a viral or bacterial infection. A viral infection, not treated with antibiotics since they are ineffective, will run its course on its own within 2 weeks typically. A bacterial infection, typically associated with other symptoms like fever, cough with discolored sputum, body aches., is treated w/ antibiotics and runs its course within 7-10 days or so. ...Read more
I had my son 7 weeks ago and had sex yesterday. A few hours later I had cramping then today I have been having a thick yellow mucus like discharge.?
I've developed this thick yellow Mucus at my job that deals with fiberglass. This mucus can't be swallowed, and is to hard to cough up. What should I do?
Should I be worried about vaginal discharge? I had a c-section on march 5. In the last few days I've noticed a difference in discharge. It's yellow, thick and has a mucus-like consistency.
Thick green yellow mucus running from nose after 1 week of cold with large clear colored nasal discharge?
Flora shifting: If no fevers or significant pain--let it run! In fact, take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to keep things thin and flowing. Your body is likely re-balancing the flora in its sinuses, and this should stop about double the time you were sick. If fevers/pain, then see dr / urgent care. ...Read more
Had a cold for 1 week, nose is blocked so I blow extremely hard to get rid of excessive thick whiteish-yellow mucus but relief is short lived&painful?
Try: Warn saline nasal rinse and OTcC decongestant ...Read more
How can I distinguish btwn mucus & parasitic worms? I pulled out 2 yellow/brown stringy (like thick vaginal mucus) things from my anus after bowel mvt
Severely constipated. Tried to pass bm bt TONS of thick milky white/yellow liquid came out. Then an insane amt of thick mucus came out bt still no stool?
Get checked: This could be a serious problem and needs to be discussed with a physician in detail. Bowel obstruction, infection or inflammatory bowel disease are potential serious explanations. Visit the ER if you have associated abdominal pain, shaking chills or fever, or dizziness. Get well! ...Read more
If I've been coughing up mucus. Having headaches. N wake up to yellow sticky substance in my eyes is this more serioua than common sinuses?
Not enough detail: The duct that is responsible for draining your tears from your eyes is located on the inner part of your upper and lower eyelids. It ends in your nasal passage. When you have significant congestion or blockage of your nose, liquid can back up and come out out your tear duct. Not necessarily more serious, but means you are very congested. ...Read more
A cough, turned into runny clear nose. Been thick yellow mucus for 8 days now. Headache and mostly blocked sinuses. Should I go to Dr or ride it out.
Risk of infection: After 8 days risk of secondary infection. You need to see your physician for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
I have bowel movement every 3-4 weeks, when I go it's covered with thick yellow mucus, I don't have any discomfort, tried bowel clean, nothing happens?
Cancer Risk: Bile acids are excreted in the stool unchanged in less than 24 hours. However, if the bile acids remain in the body more than 24 hours, they break down into potent carcinogens. Prolonged contact with the intestines and colon result in carcinogenic changes--i.e., bowel cancer. Vitally important to have a bowel movement every day! You need more fiber (psyllium husks), magnesium, and water. ...Read more
My 16-yr ol daughter's had a cold for 3-4 days that's progressed to a bad cough. She's also having trouble swallowing. Mucus is yellow and thick.?
I always feel like I have excess mucus in my throat, which seems thick when I am able to bring it up. There have been occasional instances where it is dark in color (dark brown), but is often times yellow tinged in the morning and then clear throughout th
Try Guafenesin: Guafensin is an excellent expectorant, meaning that it helps thin and loosen mucous and helps your body get rid of it. Guafenesin is available 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
I have had persistent coughing for the last month. What symptoms indicate that I need a doctor's appointment? I have been coughing up a lot of yellow-greenish thick mucus. Sometimes I feel a rattling in my chest when I inhale, but sometimes I don't. It se
Any: Any cough that lasts longer than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a doctor. You could have a bacterial super-infection or a hypersensitive lung reaction (like asthma) on what started out as a cold a month ago. Give your doctor a call - hopefully with a good history and exam, they'll get to the bottom of your cough and have you feeling better in no time. Good luck! ...Read more
I have cancer and am receiving chemo. Last couple of days I have lower back pain, coughing and coughing up thick yellow mucus.
Have had a bad chest cough for 3 weeks suddenly am having bright yellow thick mucus in my nose. I've totally lost my taste and smell. Is this serious?
Sinusitis?: You describe what could be a sinus infection now. If you haven't yet seen a doctor, you should do so. Antibiotics might be needed. ...Read more
I have taken 2 bottles of Biaxin (clarithromycin) and I've still got bad sinuses and coughing up thick yellow mucus from my chest. I cant get to a doctor today.?
Sinusitis treatment?: The overwhelming number of sinus infections (98%) are caused by viruses for which we basically have no antibiotics. A good ENT can irrigate your sinuses. You may also have some anatomical issues (a tiny osteomeatal complex). See a good ENT about your sinus issues. ...Read more
? Sinus disease: And the thick mucus draining at the back of his throat is coming from his upper airway, nasal cavity and sinuses, so better get seen by his doctor for evaluation, usually saline nasal wash can help, but if he he has bacterial sinusitis/rhinitis, antibiotics would be needed, good luck ...Read more
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