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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?
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?
Every morning I have to cough and thick mucus comes out, sometimes almost brown. Dry cough only when laying down, and nose is dry. What could this be?
See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing your problem with so little details (how long? Color of mucus? Medications taken etc). ...Read more
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
I have a saw saw chest when I cough and a stuffy nose with green thick mucus how can I relive these symptoms please?
Thick mucus: See a doctor. You may have to be treated for a sinus infection. ...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 won't allow me to breathe thru nose. Coughing green thick mucus. Any OTC meds I can take?
My 9-month-old's nose started running two days ago. Now when she sneezes, her mucus is thick and green. No other symptoms. What can I do to help her?
Infant URI: Infants are very prone to upper respiratory infections - especially viral which usually cause watery clear runny nose, mild cough and low grade fevers. Concerning would be thick green discharge (could mean sinusitis), high grade fevers, lethargy, heavy fast breathing with retractions. Please see your pediatrician. ...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?
Is it normal for a nasal scar to form a thick layer of mucus over it? Have a scar in my nose that had a lot of old mucus and blood on it. Just curious
Probably viral. Pedialyte for each diarrhea to replace loss, calculate amount according to loss, approx. 2-4 ounces for each diarrhea. Give bananna, rice, applesauce, yogort. Continue if you are breast feeding.
For nasal drainage- saline nasal drops 4-5 in each nostril & suck with bulb syringe.
Crackels in lungs needs evaluation by pediatrician; can be RSV & other viral/bacterial cause. ...Read more
I have have thick mucus coughing up and coming up into nose for 12 days. No fever turning to a brownish color. Should I be concerned?
Infection: With the persistant symptoms and the change of mucus to brown it might be best to get checked out. ...Read more
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
Septoplasty & turbinectomy 4mths ago. Cleared nose but now getting thick, clear mucus. Allergy tests negative-Any allergies that mightn't show on test?
Yes.: There are all sorts of things to be allergic to and not all of them are included in standard allergy testing. If you continue to have allergic symptoms, consult your ENT doctor about treatments. You may do fine with antihistamines, nasal sprays, etc but best to check with your surgeon first. ...Read more
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
I have been getting really thick green mucus out of my nose and mouth I have had this for about 2 weeks is this normal?
I am having very thick glue like mucus hard to blow out and then when I blow my nose air and mucus comes out my right eye?
Irrigate: Nose and sinuses with saline solution you can get preparations at the pharmacy ...Read more
I spit out a thick glob of white mucus that was in my nose. I'd never had mucus so thick before. What does this mean? Infection?
Allergies?: Could be seasonal allergies, particularly if you don't feel sick. Could try over the counter allergy meds if its bad enough. Or go to a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Thick red mucus comes from the back of my nose. Not on any nasal meds and no broken skin. I have rhinitis. Any ideas why I have blood coming out?
Not really: But I don't think it's a good sign. Potentially you could have so much inflammation from chronic rhinitis that there is some actual bleeding, but this is fairly uncommon. The use of prescribed intranasal steroids or drugs of abuse can cause this, but you say you aren't taking those. You need to see an ENT specialist and have her/him take a good look with a scope into the back of your nose. ...Read more
Is it possible to have chronic sinusitis or rhinosinusitis without sinus pain/pressure? Suffering with thick mucus back of nose, dripping, 2 years...
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
I'm getting over a cold from last week but I still have a stuffy nose with lots mucus and post nasal drip. How do I get rid of it? Slightly thick clear
See doctor: About 10% of the people end up with a sinus infection after a cold especially when the symptoms persist >10 days. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
I have walking pneumonia and a runny nose with thick brown mucus. Is this normal and how can I fix it?
See your doctor: For evaluation and prescription medications if needed, what you described warrants a professional input, good luck ...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
Salty clear phlegm/ mucus with little bubbles. Similar mucus sometimes from nose. Thick mucus cough sometimes in the morning. No chest pain no fev.?
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