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Experiencing a green-yellow nasal discharge

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For the past year I’ve been experiencing a greenish nasal discharge. It’s not completely green but yellowish-green. It don’t experience it for the entire day but, when I bend forward for 2 or 3 minutes, it occurs. The mucus gets accumulated while laying down and gets discharged when I get up. It also gets accumulated at the back of throat while laying down often causing throat infection. The mucus has a very bad smell and is also causing post nasal drip. I have been to many doctor’s but non of their perscriptions have worked. I have even had an x-ray for Para Nasal Sinus and Endoscopy, but nothing was found.  Is it something serious to have this problem?

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question. Nasal discharge is common, but rarely serious. The inner lining of the nose consists of mucus membrane that contains mucus-secreting glands. The mucus helps to keep the nasal passages moist and prevent dust or infective particles suspended in the air from reaching the lungs. Drainage from swollen or infected sinuses may be thick or discolored.

The type of discharge usually gives provides insight to underlying cause of the patient’s ailment. For example:

– A thin and clear discharge indicates common cold, flu or allergy.
– A thick and yellowish or greenish yellow discharge indicates bacterial infection.

You can find more information about this condition on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at today!

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1 Answer

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question. Nasal discharge is common, but rarely serious. The inner lining of the nose consists of mucus membrane that contains mucus-secreting glands. The mucus helps to keep the nasal passages moist and prevent dust or infective particles suspended in the air from reaching the lungs. Drainage from swollen or infected sinuses may be thick or discolored.

The type of discharge usually gives provides insight to underlying cause of the patient’s ailment. For example:

– A thin and clear discharge indicates common cold, flu or allergy.
– A thick and yellowish or greenish yellow discharge indicates bacterial infection.

You can find more information about this condition on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at today!