What color should mucus be towards the end of a cold?

Asked by on May 1st, 2013
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Thanks you to ask this question,here is a simple answer for you.Not Medical Advice: Towards the end of a cold, mucus will get thick and dark and yellow-green in color. By then, the mucus isn't infectious anymore. When you fully recover your mucus should be clear. Now go on refering to more information as following.

What Does Mucus Color Indicate?

Viral infections (colds) can cause a variety of mucus color changes: green, yellow, orange, brown. Mucus with any color other than clear or white is generally an indicator of an infection of the nasal cavity. Normal snot is clear, and is natural during the common cold. Yellow snot often will mean infection. So it is one thing you should always remember that clear mucus is not bad yet and green mucus is boad. You should get it checked by doctor if symptoms don’t improve.

What does it mean when your mucus is an orange/yellow color?

Usually yellow colour of mucus is because of long standing cold and some infection.The longer the mucus stays in your sinus cavities,the darker it can become.It may be an infection if it is accompanied by headache or pain. You should drink plenty of fluid including hot soups. Take steam inhalation and use saline nasal sprays. If you’re really concerned, save some on a small contained and show it to your doctor.

Why does mucus turn yellow-green and get really thick when your sick?

Mucus is normally clear but could change color due to illness. Usually, the colors mucus are Clear, Green, Yellow, Brown or White. Take a temperature and if it is indication of a infection,either go to bed and look after yourself or go and get some antibiotics from the doctor.

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