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Thick White Nasal Discharge
Very thick white nasal discharge that is stretchy. It won't blow out I have to get it out with tweezers. What is this? I have never had it before.
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Very thick, white nasal discharge all day for 2+ weeks, occasional nonproductive cough, & hourly, frequent clear urination, but no burning. Why?
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
Can antihistamines make thick mucus PND worse? Suffering thick mucus back of nose 2 yrs, no front congestion/nasal discharge, tried everything with Dr
Yes: An allergist or ENT comfortable treating different types of rhinitis may be needed to narrow the scope of potential causes for your rhinitis/post-nasal drip. Antihistamines do not work for all subtypes. A more targeted combination therapy will likely be more effective for you. Good luck ...Read more
Can Singulair (montelukast) help with post nasal drip and thick/plugged mucus (no nasal discharge)? Been taking it for perennial rhinitis for 2 weeks and no help.
No it won't: Singulair (montelukast) helps reduce inflammation in the airways, upper or lower, helps as an adjuvant therapy on the long term, not meant to treat acute or chronic bacterial/viral infection of the respiratory tract. See your doctor for evaluation, possible chronic rhinosinusitis. You may want to see an Allergist/Immunologist if you have access to one or an ENT specialist, best wishes ...Read more
Thick yellow nasal discharge mixed with blood, painful tender spot middle of forehead just above eyebrows?
Sinusitis: If your symptoms have been going on for a short period of time, less than a week, then I would favor that this is an upper respiratory infection or viral cold. However, if your symptoms have been going on for longer than 7 to 10 days, then I would suspect that this may be a sinus infection. In that case, antibiotics may be needed to help alleviate your symptoms. See a doctor. ...Read more
Nasal discharge for 2 weeks, sometimes music coughed up, yellow or green. Slight headache or pressure behind eye brows. Very thick mucus.
Sinus infection: Symptoms classic for sinus infection. May need long course of oral antibiots and mucus thinning meds. Would definitely see ent. ...Read more
8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?
After 3 ER visits, precipated by a URI, feelings of drowning, coughing, post nasal discharge that produced choking, I am dx dysphagia. Prior, I always had ropy thick siliva. Dentist felt it complicated dental proceedures. Do I get follow up from an ENT or a
Nasal response: Fluid produced by the nose in reaction to a pathogen, allergen or foreign body. It is the bod's attempt to flush out the offending particle in the nose. Your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts to cleans the air we breathe, preparing it for the lungs, by the sweeping mechanism of the cilia of the nasal lining. ...Read more
Diagnosis: If nasal discharge has been going on for a long time, you need a diagnosis. We can not simply stop your discharge without knowing what is wrong with your nose. Diagnoses include, allergic rhinitis, rhino-sinusitis, over use of otc nasal sprays, granulomas, nasal polyps to name a few. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
Stuff you breathe?:
Usually this can be due to inhalation of pollutants in the air such as dust, smoke, or other environmental pollutants.
Rarely certain serious fungal sinus infections in persons with a compromised immune system can cause black discharge from the nose (invasive fungal sinusitis). ...Read more
Sounds like allergy: If there is also sneezing, then this would confirm hayfever or allergic rhinitis. You can try Claritin or competing brands. If there is nasal congestion, then claritin-d but not if you have blood pressure problems, heart disease, or stroke. If it is year round or severe, you may want to get allergy testing to see what you are allergic to. ...Read more
What would cause intermittant clear, watery nasal discharge on one side only with no other symptoms?
Foreign body in nose: I do not know the age of your granddaughter. It is common for young children to put small items in their nose. These small items can cause localized infections that can create foul smelling non-clear nasal discharge. I recommend having a doctor evaluate her nose soon. ...Read more
Cough: Most likely a viral illness. Allergies can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
I have a greenish whitish but watery nasal discharge. Could it be because of bronchitis? What should I do?
He/she is right: The color of your nasal or lung secretions does not tell you much if anything about whether you have a bacterial or viral illness, as they both can cause green/yellow/etc discharges. ...Read more
I got nasal darkyellow nasal discharge for 2daya now. What can u recomend to take for it to fully stop? I had cold/flu a week before.
Nasal drainage: Since you've had symptoms for about ten days you may have a sinus infection that will require antibiotics. ...Read more
Occasionally have noticed in nasal discharge a long thin elastic item. Kind of clear or white. Hoping this is normal and not a dead worm?
Mucus: It could be thick mucus or indeed a type of worm. It is difficult to comment without an examination. If you notice this again, keep a sample and take it to your doctor the next time who can arrange the sample to be examined in the lab. ...Read more
Could be: Can be bacterial, viral or allergic. If it persists see an ent. ...Read more
I have nasal obstruction for about 3 months with increased nasal discharge, it started with exams, if it, s vasomotor rhininits what. S the treatment?
Are grey streaks in nasal discharge dust particles? At times when I blow my nose I notice grey streaks in the mucus.
Grey mucous: In order to respond to this would need to have a specimen and examine it both macro and microscopically. See an ENT doctor. Good luck, and best wishes. ...Read more
The nasal discharge from my left nostril is rarely clear. Have a cyst in sinus on the same side. Might the cyst be the cause of this?
36wks pregnant. Twice this week I bend over and get watery nasal discharge out of no where. Is this normal for pregnancy. I know my sinuss r inflamed.
My 2yo had a cold two weeks ago. A nightly cough remains. Only when asleep. Slight nasal discharge. What's the deal?
Post-nasal drip: While recovering from a cold the tissues lining the upper respiratory tract are continuing to regenerate and there is inflammatory material that during the day either flows down and is swallowed or cleared and swallowed without cough. At night, however, there is pooling of material in the back of the throat and coughing helps to clear it. ...Read more
28 year old girl has a severe frequent alergy (nasal discharge, headache, itchy face) since her childhood. She shows druge tolerance too fast?
Long-term alternative to Pseudoephedrine? It's the only drug that helps stop sensation of clear phlegm/snot stuck in nose/PND no nasal discharge : (
Sir I need to get some advice regarding head heaviness.... How to get rid of it. I have chronic rhinitis but no nasal discharge. Just congestion and h?
Possible sinusitis: You may have a sinus infection. Patients with chronic rhinitis and allergies can develop congestion which lead to blockage of the sinus openings in the nose. This can lead to fluid build up in the sinuses, pressure, headache and possible infection. You should see your physician for evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can there be chronic allergic sinusitis with only significant nasal congestion and malaise without any apparent mucus or nasal discharge?
Yes: You are basically describing chronic sinusitis. Patients with chronic sinusitis typically don't have the nasal discharge that you get with allergies or acute sinusitis. But it can lead to chronic nasal stuffiness/congestion/malaise. Best study for diagnosis: coronal ct of sinuses without contrast - essential for diagnosis. ...Read more
Barely any nasal discharge, facial pain/pressure/burning/tingling sensation in face/temple pressure/gets worse went bending over. Is it sinusitis?
My baby 6 months old with cough, swallowing of post nasal discharge without fever. With snooring and nasal obstruction what can I do for her?
When breathe through my nose, foul odor/taste like I'm sick (but I am not). Discolor nasal discharge from left nostril only. Went to ENT, did nothing.
Dysosmia: You're describing an abnormal smell and discharge, when you breathe the nose, in particular the left nostril. I wonder, if the otolaryngologist did a fiberoptic nasal endoscopy to check the nasal passages. Additionally, imaging may be warranted with a CT scan of the sinuses. I would suggest that you seek a second opinion from a different ENT doctor. There are definitely more options available. ...Read more