Do you feel snotty? Have you looked at the tissue? The color of your mucus may mean more than you think. Come along with us as we decipher the colors of phlegm.
Yellow: You may have a virus or sinus infection.
White mucus typically comes from consuming dairy products, according to WebMd.
If your mucus is red or pink, it could be mixed with blood. If you're coughing up reddish-brown phlegm, it could be a sign of bronchitis.
Green mucus could mean you have a bacterial or fungal infection.
Smokers may see brown mucus.
If you blow your nose and see blue, it could be due to a certain bacteria, or you may have inhaled a blue powder or something else that turned your snot blue.
Black mucus could be from inhaling pollutants.
If you have an infection, you may also have other symptoms, such as fever and congestion, according to WebMd.
Decongestants and antihistamines can help with sinus problems. If other symptoms persist, you may want to contact your doctor.
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