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Very Thick Mucus In Nose
My nose/ chest is very congested and i'm coughing up very thick, dark green (olive colored) mucous?
Possible infection: You may have a strep infection. Check with your doctor for culture and sensitivity or an empirical trial of antibiotics if after physical exam the doctor thinks you are infected. Hope you feel better soon. ...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
Hardened, extremely thick and ridiculously sticky mucous plugs frequently discharging when blowing nose. some as large in diamater as a quarter.
Saline nasal spray: may help soften and thin the mucous, and help to get it cleared out. It can be used several times a day. Be careful about using any other nasal sprays unless directed by a physician. Mucinex (guaifenesin) (sold over the counter) can also be helpful in thinning and clearing nasal discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dehydration: People who have trach are always at increased risk of infection and chronic inflammation. If there are other signs of infections (fever, lethargy, altered level of consciousness) seek immediate medical attention. But while you are waiting try increasing the fluid intake of your child. At age 2 they may not be able to adequately express thirst. ...Read more
Would post nasal drip from allergies and a deviated septum cause constant sticky clear mucus and occasional dark brown mucus with blood in it?
Salty clear phlegm/ mucus with little bubbles . Similar mucus sometimes from nose. Thick mucus cough sometimes in the morning . No chest pain no fev.?
Chronic bronchitis: You are describing chronic bronchitis. If you smoke this is a strong indication you should quit. In a nonsmoker this could represent asthma or other respiratory conditions. You should see your healthcare provider and get pulmonary function tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nose allergy.My nose remains extremely dry.It gets better in humid environment. When i wake up there is layer of mucus coating inside nose.Help?
Some Suggestions: Since you know you have allergies, take an antihistamine like claritn or zyrtec (or their generics- available over the counter).You may also wish to try some of the saline nasal sprays to help hydrate the area - especially before going to bed or even try using a humidifier when you sleep. This spring allergy season is worse than typical for a variety of reasons. ...Read more
Cold for a couple days. It's gone. Just very slight stuffy nose rarely runny. Post nasal drip very thick yellow and lots of blood looks like a clot?
Sinus infection?: You likely have a sinus infection. The unusual aspect is that it usually occurs from 7-10 days after a cold and not coming on this soon. See doctor. ...Read more
Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are grey streaks in nasal discharge dust particles? At times when I blow my nose I notice grey streaks in the mucus.
My nasal passages are so constricted most of the time that I can't breath through my nose. I'm not stuffed up with mucus, my nose is dry.
In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?
Most likely a cold: Colds can last for 7 days but symptoms should be diminishing gradually.. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your secretions less thick. If you develop a fever toward the end of your cold this could be a sign of a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing up thick white mucus with black specks in it and sometimes blood in mucus, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, constipation, thin blood, causes?
Im coughing mucus no sore throat sometimes blocked nose especially before i sleep and when i blow my nose thick creamish mucus comes out for 2 weeks?
URI or a cold: You have an Upper Respiratory tract Infection (URI) otherwise called a cold. Usually caused by viruses; over 110 have been identified. All the medicines for it are not for cure but for symptomatic relief. Chicken soup (Jewish Penicillin) works as well as anything you can get in the pharmacy and tastes a whole lot better (that's from personal experience). ...Read more
Pain in right eyebrow. Very green mucus from nose and throat. Ear pain. Mucus leaks from my nose and has a lot of blood.
I have very thick mucus from my lungs, nose, and even vagina (>1yr) Is it possible to have cystic fibrosis and not be diagnosed until adulthood?
Possible: If you have significant concerns about persistent lung congestion and excessive mucus production, frequent sinus infections, consult a pulmonologist for testing and advice. Mild or atypical cases of cystic fibrosis may not be diagnosed until adulthood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have thick white mucus in nose and eyes. I also noticed that vaginal discharge is white but not like cottage cheese. What does this mean?
Unrelated: These two things are unrelated. Could be seasonal allergies for the nose and eyes. The vaginal discharge could be a myriad of things. If you're really worried, you'll need to see your primary care doctor for a more compete evaluation. Could try over the counter allergy meds in the mean time. Hope this Helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4yo has green mucus in nose (both sides)every morning. It’s been months & it’s never clear- there’s always mucus. Should I be concerned?
Depends: Nasal mucus will always begin to have color if it has been in the nasal passages long enough. By itself it is not a prominent signal for anything. If you pair that with facial pain, fever, headaches & cough it could be a sinus infection. If the kids nose runs constantly with some color it could just be reaction to inhalant allergies or environmental irritants. ...Read more
Mucus like blood from left nostril when I blow nose. Feels like I have mucus in nose then when I blow it out bloody mucus comes out.
Checkup: Either a sinus infection or broken nasal blood vessel- either way get checked. ...Read more
7-10 days: It works better for infections in the nose than the chest, but usually at lest 7-10 days are needed. Some sinus infections need even longer. ...Read more
Frequent blood in mucus in nose, nose bleeds some times, very difficult to sleep and toss and turn a lot, 21 year old male 5'8 weighing 180 or so?
Is Singulair safe to take long-term? Can it cause Churg-Strauss syndrome? On and off it for 3 years, only drug that clears up mucus in nose and throat
Considered safe: All medications have potential side effects, some of them severe, and Singulair is no exception. Churg-Strauss is among those possible effects. However, Singulair is considered on the safer end of the spectrum. Naturally, the longer you are on a medication, the more likely it is that a side effect would occur, but there are no specific recommendations against long-term use of Singulair. ...Read more
I have cough since 4-5 days and intermittent sharp pain in left chest since yesterday. Also when i wake up in morning, I have mucus in nose and throat
See a physician asap: Whenever you tell an experienced healthcare profession via the internet that you are experiencing chest pain, of course we are going to tell you to go see a physician asap. Chest pain can be caused by a variety of issues, especially in an individual with asthma, so why take a chance, go see a physician to rule out some of the more serious causes. ...Read more
I have cough and cold for now 1 month . Had done chest cat scan also done. That is also clear. There is lots of mucus in nose and throat?
Likely a virus: Viral upper respiratory tract infections are very common right now, more common than the flu that is in the news. This virus affects the upper respiratory tract, not the lung tissue itself. It is self-limiting, does not require antibiotics, and can best be treated by the use of over the counter medications sudafed may be helpful in drying up the nasal passage. ...Read more
Having minor sore throat for a week now. About 6wks ago, had viral inf. in throat for 2wks. Whats causing sore throat now? Can smell mucus in nose
My throat hurts and ears. I have phlegm and when i coughed little blood was in it. Is this serious? Happened inthe morning also yellow mucus in nose.
See below: Yellow or green mucous is not concerning. If there was only a bit of blood streaking, the source was probably a slight bleed in the nose mucosa. If it continues, get seen, otherwise, using otc meds can help. ...Read more
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