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Facial pain, fever up to 103 (fever has stopped), yellow watery nasal discharge, cough, greenish brown sputum. Sinus infection and/or bronchitis?

Facial pain, fever up to 103 (fever has stopped), yellow watery nasal discharge, cough, greenish brown sputum. Sinus infection and/or bronchitis?

Possibly: Or you may be getting over a cold. As a cold improves the nasal secretions get thicker and a little yellow. If you are coughing up thick brown sputum with a deep cough I would be more concerned about a bacterial pneumonia or possibly bronchitis. Most bronchitis is viral and happens as the last part of a cold. If not improving see your doctor. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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My 2.8 yrold has runny nose- and a cough at night-- no fever-- 2 days in. He's had tons of colds -this time his nasal discharge is thicker and yellow?

My 2.8 yrold has runny nose- and a cough at night-- no fever-- 2 days in. He's had tons of colds -this time his nasal discharge is thicker and yellow?

Sounds like: Postnasal drainage causing the coughing spells. Need antihistamine to take care of the colds which eventually takes care of the cough. Change in color of colds does not indicate bacterial infection, virus, allergies can do the same. Watchful waiting and supportive treatment at this time since he is not running fever. See Peds if condition worsened. ...Read more

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I have a greenish whitish but watery nasal discharge. Could it be because of bronchitis? What should I do?

I have a greenish whitish but watery nasal discharge. Could it be because of bronchitis? What should I do?

Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis is usually a viral infection, and this may also produce other changes in the upper respiratory tract. Without being able to examine you the best thing would be to see your PCP if this does not clear as your bronchitis resolves. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath and yellow nasal discharge?

What can cause bad breath and yellow nasal discharge?

Sinus infections: The yellow discharge id due to bacteria, usually h, influenza, staph, or strep. The bad breath can be from postnasal drip and the bacteria which smells getting to your throat. ...Read more

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My nasal discharge is a light yellow is it bacterial?

My nasal discharge is a light yellow is it bacterial?

Could be: Can be bacterial, viral or allergic. If it persists see an ent. ...Read more

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What would cause intermittant clear, watery nasal discharge on one side only with no other symptoms?

What would cause intermittant clear, watery nasal discharge on one side only with no other symptoms?

Need to see ENT: When the nasal discharge is clear and unilateral. One needs to rule a fracture in the skull area above the nose especially if there has been a history of head trauma prior to its onset. One may detect whether the fluid is from the brain by testing the discharge itself. ...Read more

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Thick green yellow mucus running from nose after 1 week of cold with large clear colored nasal discharge?

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

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My husband hit his face about a month ago. He has a very watery nasal discharge, but also has allergy symptoms. Should we worry about brain fluid leak?

My husband hit his face about a month ago. He has a very watery nasal discharge, but also has allergy symptoms. Should we worry about brain fluid leak?

Yes: Ask your doctor to check for glucose in his nasal secretion. If positive, then you need to find out where the leak is coming from (most likely from the area of the skull next to the nose). Don't delay. ...Read more

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Thick yellow nasal discharge mixed with blood, painful tender spot middle of forehead just above eyebrows?

Thick yellow nasal discharge mixed with blood, painful tender spot middle of forehead just above eyebrows?

Sinusitis: If your symptoms have been going on for a short period of time, less than a week, then I would favor that this is an upper respiratory infection or viral cold. However, if your symptoms have been going on for longer than 7 to 10 days, then I would suspect that this may be a sinus infection. In that case, antibiotics may be needed to help alleviate your symptoms. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Muffled hearing in one ear, yellow nasal discharge, but no nasal congestion or fever. Help?

Muffled hearing in one ear, yellow nasal discharge, but no nasal congestion or fever. Help?

Could be fluid: It could be fluid in your ear combined with a sinusitis. When the nose is congested it can affect the tube that runs from the back of your nose to your ear leading to the formation of fluid. Your primary care doctor should be able to make this diagnosis and often a course of antibiotics can be helpful. An ENT doctor can also take a look and make the diagnosis for you. ...Read more

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Day 1-2- fever, chills, sore throat, cough, Day 3- current (7) very congested, constant dry cough (hard to stop), green/yellow nasal discharge?

Day 1-2- fever, chills, sore throat, cough, Day 3- current (7) very congested, constant dry cough (hard to stop), green/yellow nasal discharge?

Acute sinusitis: This is acute sinusitis, and since cough had not started to improve at day 3 and the Nasal discharge color change make it likely to be bacterial rather cold or allergies, Antibiotics may be needed ...Read more

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Is my yellow nasal discharges reli needs anitbiotics? Any option? . I don't feel sick xcept of runny nose and a cough

Is my yellow nasal discharges reli needs anitbiotics? Any option? . I don't feel sick xcept of runny nose and a cough

Other option: Get a neil med sinus rinse bottle at your pharmacy with a box of saline packets and use as directed to wash the infection out off your sinuses. You may be surprised at how much gunk one person's head can hold. If you are dizzy and have vertigo, your doctor may have given you the antibiotic for an inner ear infection. If that is the case, use the rinse and. The prescription. ...Read more

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3 year old with intermittent yellow discharge from eyes. Runny nose, occasional cough. Afebrile. Otherwise fine.?

3 year old with intermittent yellow discharge from eyes. Runny nose, occasional cough. Afebrile. Otherwise fine.?

Eye discharge & URI: You can you use saline nose drops to ease the cough & nasal congestion, keep washing the eyes with warm water but if the eye discharge is heavy, the eyes are very red or eye lids are puffy then you need to see you pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have yellow pus in my throat which was negative for mono and strep. I also have a runny nose and feminine discharge. What do you think the issue is?

I have yellow pus in my throat which was negative for mono and strep. I also have a runny nose and feminine discharge. What do you think the issue is?

Hard to say: I can't link your two symptom areas without bringing up the possibility of a STD, which would not be found on the tests you mentioned. The puss in your throat could reflect a sinus infection with drainage or just a bad viral infection. The origins of feminine discharge are numerous and defined best with appropriate study of the discharge. ...Read more

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My three year old son is experiencing coughing, yellow runny nose, watery eyes, and dark colored lose stowels for the last 3days I have tried using over-the-counter children allergy medicine but his condition continues to worsen.

My three year old son is experiencing coughing, yellow runny nose, watery eyes, and dark colored lose stowels for the last 3days I have tried using over-the-counter children allergy medicine but his condition continues to worsen.

If: If your son is worsening instead of improving, you should call his doctor and have him seen. Viral illnesses can last 7-10 days total, but should start to improve after the first 3 to 4. If he is worsening, he could be developing a bacterial super-infection such as sinusitis, an ear infection or bronchitis. Good luck! ...Read more

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My son is 9 months old. I think he has some seasional allergies. He is sneezing a lot, red watery eyes, and runny nose and all discharge is clear?

Don't assume allergy: If I blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. Thease are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ. ...Read more

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Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more

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Had fever and would suddenly feel hot then cold, chest pains and cough producing green or yellow mucus. Runny nose with clear warm watery fluid, headaches, very tired, weight loss, eyes sunken?

Had fever and would suddenly feel hot then cold, chest pains and cough producing green or yellow mucus. Runny nose with clear warm watery fluid, headaches, very tired, weight loss, eyes sunken?

Plan: You have symptoms typical for common cold that usually viral infection. Use anti inflammatory medications like ibuprofen 400 mg 3-4 times a day and a lot of hot tea, honey, lemon. Home rest for 1-3 days as well. ...Read more

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What could cause blue nasal discharge?

What could cause blue nasal discharge?

Blue eye shadow: Best explanation is blue eyeshadow or eye liner that gets into the the tear duct which drains into the nose. ...Read more

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What is done for constant nasal discharge?

What is done for constant nasal discharge?

Nasal discharge: Constant nasal discharge may be from recurrent viral illnesses, allergies, sinus infections. Need to determine the cause to know what the treatment course needs to be. ...Read more

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Why do I have black streaks in my nasal discharge?

Stuff you breathe?: Usually this can be due to inhalation of pollutants in the air such as dust, smoke, or other environmental pollutants.

Rarely certain serious fungal sinus infections in persons with a compromised immune system can cause black discharge from the nose (invasive fungal sinusitis). ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has nasal discharge?

What should I do if my baby has nasal discharge?

Suction the nose: Use saline nasal drops and suction the nostrils. This can be done few times a day but not too frequently as it may irritate the nostrils. ...Read more

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Treatment for foul smelling nasal discharge?

Treatment for foul smelling nasal discharge?

Medical evaluation: To determine cause of discharge. Treatment plan will depend of cause (i.e., sinusitis). ...Read more

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How to stop my nasal discharge?

How to stop my nasal discharge?

Cause?: It depends on what is causing it. If you have hay fever, an antihistamine pill may help. If you have a cold or oversensitive nose, there is a Rx nasal spray which may be effective. Tell us more. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop my nasal discharge?

Diagnosis: If nasal discharge has been going on for a long time, you need a diagnosis. We can not simply stop your discharge without knowing what is wrong with your nose. Diagnoses include, allergic rhinitis, rhino-sinusitis, over use of otc nasal sprays, granulomas, nasal polyps to name a few. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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My grand daughter has brown nasal discharge?

My grand daughter has brown nasal discharge?

Foreign body in nose: I do not know the age of your granddaughter. It is common for young children to put small items in their nose. These small items can cause localized infections that can create foul smelling non-clear nasal discharge. I recommend having a doctor evaluate her nose soon. ...Read more

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