Causes And Ways To Deal With Runny Nose Are Yellow?
Hello. If the snot is yellow, what kind of sign is that? I have had a cold for more than a week, but only today my snot is yellow.
Hello Herdi, Thank you for the question.
Normally, mucus / snot will be produced by the sinuses as a form of protection against the upper respiratory tract. This mucus can trap bacteria, dust, or other foreign objects so as not to enter the lower respiratory tract / lungs.
Colds are a condition when the nose secretes mucus or snot. Mucus that comes out can be in varying concentrations ranging from thick to liquid and can also be of different colors. Yellow mucus or snot is caused by the reaction of white blood cells that fight infections that attack the body. After these white blood cells overcome the infection, these white blood cells will die and give a yellowish color to the mucus / snot.
Colds can be caused by various health conditions such as colds, colds, allergies, exposure to cold and dry air, or side effects of spicy foods. In colds caused by infections, in general this condition is caused by a viral infection that can heal itself within 10-14 days and does not require special treatment. Usually you can also experience other symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, sore throat, fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, and decreased appetite.
You are advised to see a doctor immediately if mucus / snot changes color to greenish or mixed with blood, has a high fever constantly, symptoms of a cold are very disturbing, or a cold does not heal for more than 2 weeks. The doctor needs to do further tests before giving further treatment.
In the meantime, you can do the following suggestions:
get enough rest for 6-8 hours per day
consume nutritious food
consume enough water
consume warm drinks or inhale hot steam from a bowl of hot water to help relieve nasal congestion
gargle with warm salt water if you experience a sore throat
Hopefully this information is useful.