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Thick White Mucus From Nose
How dangerous is unilateral nasal polyp without bleeding? I have white thick mucus from my nose and throat. No blood. I'm 31yr old male never smoked.
Nasal polyps: Most polyps are benign. However, you do need to see an ENT doctor who can examine you with a fiberoptic scope and set up CT imaging to evaluate the extent of the polyps. There is often more than one. You likely need surgery to remove the polyps to biopsy them and help improve symptoms. Polyps usually contribute to congestion, loss of smell, and sinusitis. ...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
I have had very thick white jelly like mucus in my nose for the past few weeks. What could this be?
The mucus when I blow my nose is thick and almost solid white. I'm not consuming dairy products. What would cause this?
Infection.: The illness is most likely viral but could also be a bacterial infection. Needs to be checked out. The milky color has nothing to do with dairy products. See your doctor soon to get this treated the best. Best wishes. ...Read more
I took a shower and in the shower started coughing up a clear mucus, with brown/grey specks. In mornings thick green mucus comes out my nose too.
See a Dr for exam: If this is a known seasonal allergy, either use your usual OTC treatment or see the Dr. That will help tell if there is anything else involved. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Thick nasal mucus - I have to blow my nose very hard to get the plug feeling out, it is commonly very thick, white (not clear). Should I be concern?
Thick nasal mucus: Thick nasal mucus can be related to sinusitis, but not necessarily. If you have chronic allergies or recurrent infections you should consult a doctor who can identify if there is an opportunity to improve nasal inflammation with sprays or treat infection with antibiotics. You may benefit from good nasal hygiene as well which involves using salt water rinses to clear mucus and allergens. ...Read more
I've had blood when I blow my nose sometimes, but I have a cold and hoarked up(from back of nose)thick mucus with streaks of blood.None since. Cause?
Dimetapp DM: Antihistamines will help your runny nose. Dextromethorphan will help your cough. Expectorants like Guaifenesin (robitussin, mucinex) thin mucus. Decongestants help with nasal congestion. Otc preparations typically will combine these ingredients so u can tailor your symptoms by reading the label. ...Read more
Super thick mucus in nose on one side clear and foggy looking hard to get out when it does it doesn't break apart. Allergies? Remedies?
Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines are helpful for allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Hydrate and Mucinex to thin secretions. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more
My nose is clear, but I have a wall of green mucus that wont allow me to breathe thru nose. Coughing green thick mucus. Any OTC meds i can take?
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