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I have white thick sticky mucus looking stuff inside my vagina?

I have white thick sticky mucus looking stuff inside my vagina?

Go see a doctor: This way you can find out if something is wrong and then you can get educated about what is normal and abnormal. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What can I do to treat thick sticky mucus in my nose and throat?

What can I do to treat thick sticky mucus in my nose and throat?

Thin the mucus: Hydration- drink plenty of water, avoid antihistamines, and try things like Guaifenesin tabs otc which thins the secretions. ...Read more

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If I've been coughing up mucus . Having headaches. N wake up to yellow sticky substance in my eyes is this more serioua than common sinuses?

If I've been coughing up mucus . Having headaches. N wake up to yellow sticky substance in my eyes is this more serioua than common sinuses?

Not enough detail: The duct that is responsible for draining your tears from your eyes is located on the inner part of your upper and lower eyelids. It ends in your nasal passage. When you have significant congestion or blockage of your nose, liquid can back up and come out your tear duct. Not necessarily more serious, but means you are very congested. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I am very well hydrated. But for the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. Why?

Possible causes of : Thick saliva includes dehydration from antidepressants, dry mouth, genetics-cystic fibrosis or allergic reactions. Gritty eyes and mucus mixed with blood are due to dryness. In the meantime, you need to hydrate yourself and consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, thick yellow and runny clear mucus, lost my voice, eyes are red, and having a little trouble swallowing. What is wrong with me?

You: Have what sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Drink plenty of fluids, acetaminophen for fever or pain relief, and if you feel worse or don't improve in two weeks, check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

See dr.: The symptoms as described could be caused by a bacterial infection, and it is recommended for you to bring your daughter to a dr. For an evaluation a soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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It's been a little over a year everyday i been having thick stringy mucus form in the bottom of my eyelids. Especially when there're animals around.

It's been a little over a year everyday i been having thick stringy mucus form in the bottom of my eyelids. Especially when there're animals around.

Allergies!: This is an allergic response. You can try moisture teardrops on a routine basis (one drop 4 times a day) and oral omega 3's. ...Read more

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So my eye has thick mucus buildup at the tearduct, is slightly swollen&crust has formed also slight blurred vision. I think it's pink eye but not sure?

So my eye has thick mucus buildup at the tearduct, is slightly swollen&crust has formed also slight blurred vision. I think it's pink eye but not sure?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby girl's right eye is sticky with mucous since yesterday night, can I put Tobra drops?

My 2 month old baby girl's right eye is sticky with mucous since yesterday night, can I put Tobra drops?

NO: Please clean away all mucous and eyelash/eyelid crusting, using a solution of 50% warm water and 50% baby soap on a sterile Q-tip, and then dispose the Q-tip into a plastic bag and carefully wash your hands and clean the baby's nails. 80% of these issues are viral infections and DO NOT require antibiotic therapy. Do not use tobramycin unless prescribed by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Thick clear gel-like mucous in right eye with minor irritation. Have had flu like symptoms over the last day and want to know what this could be. ?

Thick clear gel-like mucous in right eye with minor irritation. Have had flu like symptoms over the last day and want to know what this could be. 
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Probably normal : Mucoid secretions occur commonly with viruses- if your eye is extremely red, swollen or painful, you may want to see a doctor quickly. If none of the above are true, you could use warm compresses and over-the-counter artificial tears for comfort. You are probably describing viral conjunctivitis. Your eye symptoms will resolve along with the rest of the symptoms when your body defeats this virus ...Read more

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I push extremely thick&sticky mucus from my sinuses out of my nose & throat &i sound congested. What is this? Antibiotics & spray haven't helped

I push extremely thick&sticky mucus from my sinuses out of my nose & throat &i sound congested. What is this? Antibiotics & spray haven't helped

Many possibilities: Without more information it is hard to know for sure. One possibility is that you have a sinus infection and the antibiotic you were put on was not effective. Another possibility is it may be an allergic issue and the spray (assuming it was a steroid spray) couldn't get in your nose well enough to work. I strongly recommend you see an ENT doctor for a complete nasal evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

Conjuctivitis: Usually, bacterial infections of the nasal cavity will involve the conjunctival membranes of the eyes/ lids and result in a purulent discharge. Topical antibiotics, irrigations, ointments can be advised by your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

Eye discharge: Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. Pinkeye may caused by some bacteria and viruses or it could be a manifestation of seasonal allergies. Symptoms include redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid, thick, yellow, green or white discharge from the eye. The treatment differs with the offending agent. ...Read more

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Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Virus?/cold soaks: May be caused by a virus. Try cold soaks, make sure to wash your hands well with soap/water to prevent spreading this. Get checked by an eye dr if persists more than a couple of days or if you're uncomfortable. ...Read more

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3 year old with mucus build up in eyes. 2 days of symptoms should I be concerned?

3 year old with mucus build up in eyes. 2 days of symptoms should I be concerned?

Conjunctivitis: Yes I would have this treated. This most likely conjunctivitis and usually caused by a virus. However, we use bacterial eye drops to prevent secondary bacterial infections. You need to get some eye drops as soon as possible and use in both eyes. Watch for problems breathing and fever in case this illness causes other illnesses to arise which is rare. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes discharge a mucus like when u first wake up but they do it all day.

Eye discharge: If this is a short term problem, you may have infectious conjunctivitis (viral or bacterial). If this is a longer term problem, you likely have blepharitis or allergies. If you have itching as a symptom, it is most likely allergy. All of these are treatable, but you should be seen by ophthalmologist or optometrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pinkish red color in mucus from eyes for the past three days, what could be the cause?

Infection: But more likely a viral one (pink eye?) which may be contagious. If problem persists for more than 7 days or gets worse, see eye doctor. In the meanwhile, try artificial teardrop to see if this may soothe your symptoms. ...Read more

Thick Sticky Mucus (Definition)

Thick sticky mucus is mucus that has less water in it, so the mucus doesn't flow out of the nose or other places (it may be stuck in place ...Read more