Stop Green Mucus Often what a person just wants is to stop green mucus and this is understandable. Having a background of various ailments that can be associated with it, however, is important in order to know how best to proceed. Thus if you would rather go to the cause of the problem and deal with it to obtain a permanent solution rather than continuing to medicate symptoms, please, Click
The yucky green stuff coming from the nose called by some green snot is actually green mucus, often from a nasal congestion. The latter, in turn, may be the result of various illnesses or conditions that can include:
To stop green snot permanently one step in that direction is to take care of sinus pressure very soon after it begins. Since sinus pressure is often accumulated excessive mucus which will stagnate and casuse infection if not removed soon the right way. An infection is, in turn, what produces the green snot.
Green Snot and Viral Infection Green snot is often connected with a viral infection. If so it should have a short duration. Therefore antibiotics will not touch it. The best approach to relieving it can be to let it run its normal course and to alleviate symptoms as safely and as much as possible.
use some OTC saline nasal sprays, drops or other medications to relieve symptoms
gargle salt water to relieve throat soreness
rest as much as possible to help immune system fight the cold and any green snot present
remember that there is not a cure for colds, but symptoms can be lessen
Nasal Cavity and Upper Respiratory Tract a - vertebrae, b - esophagus, c - trachea
d - cricoid cartilage, e - laryngopharynx, f -
pharynx, g - nasopharynx, k - tongue,
l - hard palate,
o - superior turbinate,
p - middle turbinate, q - inferior turbinate
Sinusitis and Green Snot Technically it is an inflammation of the membranes lining the sinus cavities. It can lead to a sinus infection, therefore it should be watched. Green snot or mucus can be associated with it.
Green snot or green mucus, as well as yellow mucus, can be associated with an infection in some of these organs. Many different viruses have been found in patients connected with URTI. The most common of these viruses is the "rhinovirus." Bacteria has also been found to be connected with URTI--about 15% of all cases.
Acute respiratory illnesses of the URTI can last 7-10 days. Ordinarily not all of the above symptoms appear at the same time.
What I Would Do for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections:
There is no relief procedure available, to my knowledge, at the present time, that can shorten the life of the viral illness. The bothersome symptoms, however, can be alleviated, for example: sore throat from PND, headache. Thus I would:
Not use antibiotics unless it has been established that it is a bacterial infection. Only a physician can determine that and prescribe an antibiotic and the seriousness of the illness warrants it
Seek to distinguish between a viral and strep infection since the relief procedure would vary accordingly. For example, a sore throat may be caused by a strep bacteria while a simple sore throat can be caused by either a bacteria or viruses. The former may require an antibiotic the latter not. Here again a physician is the one who can determine that difference
Decide what other step to take I would use an OTC remedy to relieve the symptoms, then I would probably go see my doctor if the infection lasts more than a week, or if the severity of it is such that common sense dictates seeing a physician right away
See my doctor right away if I have high fever
Drink as much water as I possibly can to help the immune system
Would consider using a state of the art nasal cavity rinser if dry green snot or mucus, etc., is a problem. See below:
Allergic Rhinitis and Green Snot
Also known as hay fever rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal passages and membranes. This is produced when inhaled dust or pollen triggers the production of antibodies due to an abnormal sensitivity of the immune system to those two elements. Green snot can be present in some cases, specially when an infection may develop due to the constant irritation of the nasal and sinus cavities membranes by those irritating elements. This should be remembered, that rhinitis, although not ordinarily a serious condition in and of itself, it can be the cause of a nasal or sinus infection--if the irritation of the cavities membranes produced by viruses or other contaminants is left unattended.
Green mucus can be caused, as we have seen, by various illnesses and conditions and exacerbated by some foods. When it is associated with other severe signs or symptoms, or its volume is very bothersome, one should be concerned enough to specifically tackle it; taking into account costs and other personal considerations. Whenever sinus pressure symptoms appear prompt relief can prevent unwanted mucus build up. Whenever I take some simple steps to quickly get rid of sinus pressure. I am glad I did. Things that can help prevent green snot, sinus infection, sinus pressure and other sinus disorders is to:
To prevent disease and maladies knowledge and self-discipline combined can be very helpful. Hopefully this page has been helpful with respect to the former.
Sometimes question are asked about sinus issues which can relate to green snot. Here are some of them:
We should know by now that we need clear, watery mucus--the good kind--to be running constantly in small amounts to keep our sinuses healthy. But an excessive amount of even good mucus is annoying and can cause irritation of the sinus cavity and its passages. On the other hand, yellow and green snot denote that the immune system is in the process of getting rid of some bacteria, virus or germ. Thus here are some tips to get rid of the yucky stuff as much as possible:
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Disclaimer: I am not a physician nor a licensed health care practitioner. The statements made in this web site or in the publication: Three Steps to Quick Sinus and Mucus Relief, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are intended to describe what I did or would personally do only, and not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease or condition for others. The reader should continue to regularly consult a physician with regard to his or her health. Especially with respect to any matters or symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical care.