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Old 10-04-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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light green discharge when blowing my nose

I've had a cold for a week now. It's been years since I've had one. It seems to be breaking up now. But when I blow my nose only on the right side does a light green discharge occur. Should I see a doctor? Some people say I should, what to do? I am feeling a lot better that last week at this time but still not 100% Is that normal?

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Old 10-05-2009, 07:54 AM   #2
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Re: light green discharge when blowing my nose

sometimes green discharge can indicate some sort of infection like a sinus infection, however unless you are running a fever or have a lot of sinus pain, many times it just will go away on it's own. Just keep a close eye on how you feel. Some viruses stick with you a lot longer than others so it's not abnormal for you to not feel 100% one week out.

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Re: light green discharge when blowing my nose


No, it's not normal. Whenever mucus turns green or yellow it shouldn't be taken lightly. How strange that I just read about this yesterday in a health column. It stated that this could be a sign that you might need to take antibiotics. Although, you might want to wait a couple of days to see what happens.

This was a column warning about the overuse of antibiotics. It said that antibiotics should only be used when needed and not for colds or flu. But then it mentioned that if you see green or yellow mucus, it could be a sign that antibiotics are needed. Once started, antibiotics should be taken for the legnth of time prescribed.

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