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What does it mean when my boogers are yellow & I think I have a cold ?

What does it mean when my boogers are yellow & I think I have a cold ?

You have a cold.: When the secretions of the nose get infected they turn yellow or green. ...Read more

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In early preg. Had discharge that is yellow and stretchy, looked like snot or a booger. It doesn't smell. What could be going on? Worrying

In early preg. Had discharge that is yellow and stretchy, looked like snot or a booger. It doesn't smell. What could be going on? Worrying

Very common : Thin, mucousy discharge is very common in early pregnancy. If you have severe cramping certainly contact your doctor as soon as possible. Otherwise you can bring this up at your next visit. ...Read more

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My son has been coughing uncontrollably a few times a day. Lots of eye boogers. Mucus. And dark yellow boogers. Should I take him in? He is 1

My son has been coughing uncontrollably a few times a day. Lots of eye boogers. Mucus. And dark yellow boogers. Should I take him in? He is 1

If his immunizations: are up-to-date, you don't have to worry about whooping cough. Viral upper respiratory illnesses cause runny nose, cough & conjunctivitis. If he has coughing fits, trouble drinking clear liquids, fever or listlessness, he needs to see a doctor to determine if he has a secondary bacterial infection or if he's wheezing. Call his pediatrician for instructions on after-hours care. Yes, have him seen. . ...Read more

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I have thick dark yellow snot boogers with blood in it along with body aches and dizziness should i be concerned? no cough no stuffy nose no runny no

I have thick dark yellow snot boogers with blood in  it along with body aches and dizziness should i be concerned? no cough no stuffy nose no runny no

Depends: If these symptoms have been present for just a few days, it is likely from a viral infection. However if the symptoms gets worse or you develop a fever >102 degree, you should see your doctor If the nasal discharge remains green or become dark brown after 10 days, a sinus infection will need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?

Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?

URI: How long have you had the red throat & nose? Most upper respiratory conditions start as viruses. It usually takes 7 -10 days before becoming bacterial. You should take throat lozenges, gargle salt water, drink lots of fluids, use nasal saline, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you develop discomfort. If it gets progressively worse, you need to see MD for exam, culture, and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does it mean that the fluid taken from my chest was bright yellow?

What does it mean that the fluid taken from my chest was bright yellow?

Varies: The fluid will get sent for laboratory analysis and pathology. These should help identify the cause of the effusion. Only your doctor can tie the facts together in your case. The yellow color is probably due to protein. Plasma and Albumin look similar. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my snot is bright yellow?

What does it mean when my snot is bright yellow?

Mucus: Sounds like you have a yellow mucoid discharge from your nose, otherwise known as snot. This often occurs with a viral upper respiratory infection, the common cold. This should go away in a few days. It may also be a sign of a sinus infection, if you have had sinus pain for more than 10 days. Allergies may also produce a mucoid nasal discharge. ...Read more

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