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Where does the mucus that causes stuffy noses come from?

Where does the mucus that causes stuffy noses come from?

Mucus: The actual mucus membranes that line the sinus cavity are responsible for producing the mucus. ...Read more

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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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Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when i cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when i cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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If you pick your nose too much will it cause blood in your mucus that comes from your nose?

If you pick your nose too much will it cause blood in your mucus that comes from your nose?

Yes : You are irritating the mucus lining in your nose and causing it to bleed. Not a good habit. Not sanitary either. ...Read more

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What causes excess mucus in throat and nose?

Allergies: It is due to allergies most of the time and also can be caused by viral upper respiratory infections. ...Read more

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I have dark red mucus from blowing my nose. What is the cause of this?

I have dark  red mucus from blowing my nose. What is the cause of this?

Hard to say.: Red colored mucus may be something benign such as a superficial blood vessel opening up when you blow your nose. But it could more serious and could represent an autoimmune disease such as wegener's granulomatosis. You need a rhinological (nose) exam with an endoscope to make an appropriate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What causes gel mucus from nose and is there anything i can do to prevent this. This happens every so often.

See an ENT doctor: There are numerous causes of what you describe. Go see an ENT doctor so they can perform nasal endoscopy (place a small fiberoptic camera in your nose). You likely have a form of rhinitis (nasal inflammation causing runny nose) but could also have a form of chronic sinusitis where mucous is blocked in your sinuses and drains out occasionally. Hard to discern without a thorough exam. ...Read more