The Cause Of Nasal Mucus (snot) Is Yellow?
Hello, I have a question. For the past few days I have caught a cold and now thank God I have begun to heal, but when I try to clean the remaining snot that is stuck, there is no need to expel the clear yellow snot like extrajoss but there is no thick plaque plaque out in large quantities and warm. I saw it for the first time, so why?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Mucus is mucus that comes out of the nose. This mucus normally exists in the nasal cavity whose function is to moisturize the air entering the lungs and as a defense mechanism for the body to catch or block germs or impurities from entering the body through the respiratory tract. Under certain conditions, the resulting mucus will be excessive. Most often due to viral or bacterial infections. Viral infections will usually cause nasal mucus is clear or slightly yellowish and runny, whereas bacterial infections will usually cause mucous yellow to greenish. Viral infections can usually heal on their own without treatment, whereas bacterial infections usually require the treatment of a doctor, the doctor will usually give antibiotics and / or anti-inflammatory drugs. If complaints continue and are felt disturbing you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct an examination and provide treatment in accordance with the conditions experienced. To reduce complaints, you should get adequate rest, eat healthy and nutritious food, increase your consumption of water, drink warm drinks, take a warm bath, and use a mask to prevent the risk of transmission to others and prevent the severity of the disease.
Thus, hopefully it helps.