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Yellow Orange Mucus From Nose
Woke up with fever sweating all night coughing head hurting what should I take? Everytime I breath in and out I hear like a bubbling or popping. Coughing mucus yellow orange/ Wheezing as well. Checked for white spots in thrown there's none?
Seek medical help: Sounds like you have an infection. See your doctor ...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
See your PCP: One of the first signs of an infection is usually yellow mucus discharge from the nose and/or throat. See your PCP for diagnosis, tests and treatment. ...Read more
Saline irrigations.: If the mucus is yellow, it may represent an infection of the nose, sinuses or nasopharynx (back of nose.) Saline irrigations may help. What is most important is to make a diagnosis of what is causing the yellow mucus. I have stated this over and over again on Health Tap; that you need to ask not what I can do but what is the diagnosis and then the appropriate treatment can be given. ...Read more
Pain in a side of nose. Feels like blood going there especially when bent. Yellow mucus. What could it be?
Zpak then cephaexin and still blowing brownish orange color mucus out of nose but only once or twice a day but it's a lot and still have pressure?
Call doctor: Sounds like it is improving, but not resolved, . ...Read more
Almost 2 weeks with cold and I now have bright yellow mucus that I am coughing up and when I blow my nose. ..What is going on?
Probably Sinusitis: The swelling inside the nose from the cold has likely swelled the sinus openings closed, causing a sinus infection. While it will likely go away on it's own (if you wait long enough), antibiotics will make this go away much more quickly. ...Read more
The worst of my cold seems to have passed, but I keep coughing up green mucus, and there was a streak of bright yellow mucus when I blew my nose.
Bronchitis?: This sounds like garden-variety post-viral bronchitis, generally not serious. But see your doctor if it persists more than another week, or if you develop fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, or blood streaking in mucus (either nasal or cought up). If you are a smoker, that's probably the main problem. Good luck! ...Read more
Going to urgi care in the morning. Coughing up green mucus. Yellow mucus from nose and stuffed up. What meds can I expect? Or should I discuss about?
Possibly antibiotics: They may give you antibiotics, but more important to discuss all of your symptoms and duration of symptoms. Mucinex (guaifenesin) and dextromethorphan as listed on your medications is a good start. This may be viral, but the medical provider at the urgent care should be able to elicit the history and exam which will drive treatment. ...Read more
My 11 month old has yellow mucus comimg out of her nose plus she sounds congested. What can I give her or do?
Now I got flu, and my nose secrete mucus, quest = what's the difference between yellow, green and white mucus?
Nothing!: Great question! And common misconception, too. We used to believe that mucus color could help differentiate between viral (no antibiotics required) & bacterial (need antibiotics) infections. But studies have shown that this isn't true. So don't give any credence to mucus color. Of course, this makes it problematic for docs to determine when to prescribe b/c indiscriminate use leads to resistance. ...Read more
My husband has copd he blew his nose 1 day his mucus was bloody and another 2 days an orange color discharge with blood.
Need more info.: The symptoms, while dramatic, require more information to establish a diagnosis. Was/Is ur husband a smoker? What type of COPD does he have (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, both)? These answers will help ur primary doc or perhaps HealthTap Prime doc answer ur concerns. Epistaxis (nosebleeds) happen to ne1. Chronic bronchitis can b culprit, but most worrisome is cancer, which requires testing for Dx ...Read more
"my 5 year old coughs in the morning for a few seconds & then does not cough again until the next morning w/yellow nasal mucus when I blow his nose? "
? Sinus infection: With build up of secretions through the night, drains down the throat when he wakes up and sits or stands upright, keep irrigating his nose with saline nasal wash though, but if the condition persists see his doctor, take care ...Read more
I've had a cold since Christmas Eve (about 11 days) and when I blow my nose now the mucus is a bright yellow colour, I've also been very tired recentl?
Use this or see Dr.: Now that you have noticed a change in color of your nasal drainage, this could be a sign that you are developing a sinus infection. I would recommend that you start using nasal salt water rinses. Use over-the-counter from different brands (Niel Med, AYR,) or you can make it yourself by warming up 8 oz of water for 20 sec in microwave and add ½ tsp of non- iodized salt. Rinse and blow twice/day. ...Read more
Recently when I bend over there is a putrid odor and a yellow liquid (to thin for regular mucus) coming from my nose. I have a history of sinus problems, but have never experienced anything like this. There is no pain involved, just a horrible odor that
This: This could be a sinus infection. You may need to get an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a complete nasal exam. ...Read more
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
I can't breath through my nose, it clog, but I keep having mucus in my nose mostly white but yellow too... I use allergy pills so what's wrong?
you can get clogged up nose from congestion of the nasal passage which results in blockage of sinus openings. This can result from allergy as well as an inappropriate response to pressure and humidity changes. Blocked sinuses can result in infection leading to sinusitis of viral or bacterial origin. Bacterial sinusitis needs to be treated with antibiotics. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Had a cold for 1 week, nose is blocked so I blow extremely hard to get rid of excessive thick whiteish-yellow mucus but relief is short lived&painful?
Try: Warn saline nasal rinse and OTcC decongestant ...Read more
I have blown out of my nose dark mucus that looks like dust and yellow specs that looks like pollen. What does this mean?
One function of the nose is to filter the air we breathe. If there is an excessive amount of dust or large grain pollen like pine you will be able to see it. Sometimes brownish discolored mucous could be from trace amounts of blood from the nose or sinuses.
Try nasal saline. ...Read more
A cough, turned into runny clear nose. Been thick yellow mucus for 8 days now. Headache and mostly blocked sinuses. Should I go to Dr or ride it out.
Risk of infection: After 8 days risk of secondary infection. You need to see your physician for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
Inside my nose feels like I have ulcers or scabs & when I look inside I seem to have sores/ulcers. They're flat, whitish, & mucus is white/yellow. Dx?
Not possible to say: Without looking at them. Most likely local irritation and dryness, but you need to make sure it is not more serious condition. Show them to your doctor or ENT specialist just to be sure. ...Read more
What's the best over the counter medicine to use for stuffy nose congestion and coughing up mucus? Its a yellow and brown color
How long?: If these are from a cold, then a few days of topical nasal decongestant spray may work the best. If these are recurrent or persistent problems, then you need to consult an allergist to find out if you are allergic or whether you have asthma. The cause of the condition dictates the type of treatment. ...Read more
My almost 3 year has had a fever (now low grade) with stuffy/runny nose (clear/yellow mucus) for some days now.... What could it be?
Had a bad headache, running nose and cough last week. Those symptoms are over but for 2 days yellow mucus with blood. What could this be?
Have had a bad chest cough for 3 weeks suddenly am having bright yellow thick mucus in my nose. I've totally lost my taste and smell. Is this serious?
Sinusitis?: You describe what could be a sinus infection now. If you haven't yet seen a doctor, you should do so. Antibiotics might be needed. ...Read more
Constantly coughing yellow mucus with a little blood for over 2 and a half weeks. I also wake up with stuffy nose and with more phlegm to cough out.
2yr old boy has croup. Sick for 1wk now no improvement with runny greeny yellow mucus nose & coughed up. Low grade fever. Needs to be checked again?
Yes: According to your description he might need more Rx medicines and be assessed by his doctor, goodluck ...Read more
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