Green Mucus

December 18, 2008 8:14pm CST
I'm currently down with a flu & whenever i blow my nose, i get green mucus. Does this mean i'm getting better? If my memory didn't fail me, my high school teacher did tell us once that yellow mucus is more toxic than green mucus. But to me green looks way scarier than yellow!
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@cream97 (29163)
• United States
13 May 10
Hi, regal_aeros. I think that green mucus sounds very serious! You should see a doctor immediately! If I have yellow mucus, I know that I am very sick with a bad cold. I hope that you can get this treated. And I hope that you will feel better very soon. I had the flu in October of 2009. And I got it again, in December, on the Christmas Day! So, I know how miserable that you must be feeling. I hope that you get well soon!
@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
13 May 10
Normally mucus is clear and thin and its primary function is to filter air particles. When one has a cold that leads to an infection the mucus often changes color. Normal mucus is usually clear in color. If you have an infection the mucus color changes to yellow and as the infection increase so too does the mucus which finally turns to green. Green mucus is a definite indication that one has a sinus infection. Most infections are usually caused by bacteria or viruses, however 90% of sinus infections result from viruses. The best treatment for a sinus infection is to have your body fight the infection for you, which means you have to have a good immune system. Homeopathy and natural medicine help build up your immune system and gives it that boost it needs to fight off infections and the associated viruses. Green mucus is often thick and causes congestion and pressure. This can cause more discomfort as thick mucus is often the primary cause of sinus headaches. Your body reacts to the change in mucus by producing even more mucus, which in turn irritates your throat glands and stomach linings.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I have always been told that when your mucus is green that means you have a sinus infection, so green is worse than yellow as far as I know.