Yellow liquid in nose????!

  • Sk8Tex

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    Dec 08, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Ok, so I just got home from skating and nothing seemed out of the ordinary but when I got home, and leaned over to undo my skates it felt like I suddenly got a nose bleed. Though what came out of my nose was like half a teaspoon of clear yellowish liquid, almost like... highlighter but lighter. icon_eek.gif

    Does anyone have any clue what the hell this is? I do not think it could be mucus, as it is watery and came out in such a sudden, & large amount. Not sure if I should jump the gun and go to the ER, or just wait and make an appointment to go see a doctor?

    There seems to be no other noticeable side effects.. but I can still get it to drop out if I lean over... wthicon_exclaim.gificon_question.gif
  • DanOmatic

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    Dec 08, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    I would go to the doctor in the morning, if I were you. Not necessarily the ER, but definitely go have your doc look at it.
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    Dec 08, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    Are you getting over a recent cold? I'm not a doctor, but a little bit of googling led me to someone who actually is, and he said this:

    "Hi, yellow discharge is mainly related with bacterial infection either due to foreign body or otherwise. Do you get foul smell too? Try a course of antibiotics, if the symptoms persist even after that, do consult doctor. CSF [cerebrospinal fluid] leakage is colourless and is definitely a emergency, should be treated with antibiotics. "
  • metta

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    Dec 08, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    yellow sounds like an infection. Have you been feeling under the weather? Probably mucus. Boost your immune system and get some rest. Some sambucus (elderberry syrup) and, vitamin C, lozenges w/zinc may help as well. icon_smile.gif


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    Dec 08, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    This is a sinus infection. If you lay on your back while you sleep, tomorrow you'll have a wad of greenish-brown goop in the back of your throat that you'll have to cough and spit out. It's from a rhinovirus, and only rest makes it go away.

    At this stage (where it's just running out in a surprising way) you probably only have a few days left of the infection. It's initially much stickier and thicker in the early parts of the infection.

    Blow your nose often, and wash your hands a lot.
  • Fact

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    Dec 08, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    lol you guys its not an infection its snot we all have it sometimes its weird colors haha its probably the beginning of a cold haha stay hydrated
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    Dec 08, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    Fact saidlol you guys its not an infection its snot we all have it sometimes its weird colors haha its probably the beginning of a cold haha stay hydrated


    +1

    and the fact you just got home from a skating trip, you could be coming down with a cold thats all
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    Dec 08, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    Fact saidlol you guys its not an infection its snot we all have it sometimes its weird colors haha its probably the beginning of a cold haha stay hydrated


    No, haha lol, it's an infection. Uninfected snot is clear. Haha lol.
  • LJay

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    Dec 08, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    Most likely bacterial infection. Call the doctor, who may want you to come in for an exam or may just call in a prescription for you.

    Icky though it is, you want drainage, so keep drinking plenty of warm fluids and try some steam in the shower to make yourself a little more comfortable.

    If the doc says treat it like a cold, try the Campbell's chicken noodle with a lemon squeezed into it. Surprisingly good.
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    Dec 08, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    yup yellow discharge means it's an infection - most likely a bacterial sinus infection, that is.

    Go to the doctor and get antibiotics asap. Irrigate your sinuses with saline solution to get as much of it out as you can - will help speed the healing process.
  • dancedancekj

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    Dec 08, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Probably a bacterial infection of the respiratory epithelium of the sinuses. Mine is usually a bright green snot!
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    Dec 08, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    i think you have gonorrhea in the nose.
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
    Yeah, sounds like a sinus bacterial infection.....you should probably go see a doc..you'll likely get an rx for an antibiotic and decongestant.
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:16 AM GMT
    It could be the beginning of a cold or sinus infection. You probably have some sort of inflammation in your sinuses which isnt allowing your mucus to drain. When you rain the adrenalin you released caused the inflammation to decrease. This unblocked your sinuses and the infected mucus drained.

    I have had sinus problems since I was a kid. I almost always have yellow mucus. It usually doesn't mean much just a minor viral infection. Try some pseudoephedrine to help your sinuses to drain.
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    Any constitutional sx..e.g. fever, chills?

    sore throat?
    pain/pressure in the areas around your eyes and lower forehead?

  • Fact

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    Dec 08, 2011 10:57 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    Fact saidlol you guys its not an infection its snot we all have it sometimes its weird colors haha its probably the beginning of a cold haha stay hydrated


    No, haha lol, it's an infection. Uninfected snot is clear. Haha lol.



    umm doctor snot isnt clear.when you have a cold you dont drip clear snot lol when you arent sick and you have boogers they arent clear boogers they are called gold for a reason. just saying. lol its snot.
  • Sk8Tex

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    Dec 08, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
    Ok so follow up time for future reference. Saw the doc this morning and they were pretty quick to come to the conclusion its Acute Sinusitis. Later on in the evening I started developing pressure headaches so we went first thing this morning to Urgent care. Got my antibiotics... and apparently I have to avoid direct sunlight or artificial sunlight for the next 30-40 days?

    wow.. icon_neutral.gif

    Stuck inside on my birthday today lol
  • dancedancekj

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    Dec 08, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    Sk8Tex saidOk so follow up time for future reference. Saw the doc this morning and they were pretty quick to come to the conclusion its Acute Sinusitis. Later on in the evening I started developing pressure headaches so we went first thing this morning to Urgent care. Got my antibiotics... and apparently I have to avoid direct sunlight or artificial sunlight for the next 30-40 days?

    wow.. icon_neutral.gif

    Stuck inside on my birthday today lol


    Why the heck did the doctor not prescribe you antibiotics in the morning? You should have called them to prescribe you an antibiotic instead of having to go to urgent care - much simpler, and much less expensive.

    And I'm guessing the phototoxicity is from some tetracycline antibiotic. Good thing it's winter...
  • Sk8Tex

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    Dec 09, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    dancedancekj said
    Sk8Tex saidOk so follow up time for future reference. Saw the doc this morning and they were pretty quick to come to the conclusion its Acute Sinusitis. Later on in the evening I started developing pressure headaches so we went first thing this morning to Urgent care. Got my antibiotics... and apparently I have to avoid direct sunlight or artificial sunlight for the next 30-40 days?

    wow.. icon_neutral.gif

    Stuck inside on my birthday today lol


    Why the heck did the doctor not prescribe you antibiotics in the morning? You should have called them to prescribe you an antibiotic instead of having to go to urgent care - much simpler, and much less expensive.

    And I'm guessing the phototoxicity is from some tetracycline antibiotic. Good thing it's winter...


    Guess I probably could have worded that better.. the symptoms just showed up yesterday. Saw the doc this morning.. but anyway thanks for all the input everyone. icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 09, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    lol, if that much CSF came out of of your nose you;d have worse problems than some yellow discharge icon_razz.gif

    Most likely its just mucus mixed with bacteria, prob a sinus infection.Go to your doctor
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    Dec 09, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    Sk8Tex saidOk so follow up time for future reference. Saw the doc this morning and they were pretty quick to come to the conclusion its Acute Sinusitis. Later on in the evening I started developing pressure headaches so we went first thing this morning to Urgent care. Got my antibiotics... and apparently I have to avoid direct sunlight or artificial sunlight for the next 30-40 days?

    wow.. icon_neutral.gif

    Stuck inside on my birthday today lol


    ohhhh...a good ol' tetracycline.

    That antibiotic can make your teeth yellow too (if on it for a long enough time)
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    Dec 09, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    Fact said
    mickeytopogigio said
    Fact saidlol you guys its not an infection its snot we all have it sometimes its weird colors haha its probably the beginning of a cold haha stay hydrated


    No, haha lol, it's an infection. Uninfected snot is clear. Haha lol.



    umm doctor snot isnt clear.when you have a cold you dont drip clear snot lol when you arent sick and you have boogers they arent clear boogers they are called gold for a reason. just saying. lol its snot.


    So...it IS an infection? You honest to god don't make any sense. Reply 1: "...lol you guys its not an infection its snot..." Reply 2: "...when you have a cold you dont drip clear..."

    A cold IS an infection. Seriously, they offer this info in middle school health class. Did you sleep through it?

    AND, uninfected snot IS clear. Snot comes from mucousal secretions. And healthy snot is clear.
  • DesireIron

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    Dec 09, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    A viral infection produces clear or translucent discharge. A bacterial infection soon follows as your white blood cells concentrate on the virus and leave the bacteria to proliferate. Then the discharge will turn thick, opaque, cream color or even green. Then you need an antibiotic.

    But since you just came in from skating, it could just be your sinuses flushing themselves from the cold air. Try flushing your nasal passages with a neti pot and pharmological grade salt...i.e., not table salt
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    Dec 09, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    When this happens to me, I flush my nasals with a dilute solution of original Listerine and water.

    Yeah, it sounds harsh, but it kills whatever is in there and it keeps that shit from turning into throat and lung grunge.