As a ‘flunami’ threatens, what does the color of your snot tell about your health?
For Brits, COLDS and winter pests have returned with a vengeance.
Health officials are warning of an impending “flunami,” asking people to get flu vaccines and be vigilant of seasonal infections.
One thing that everyone will be doing a lot more of now that diseases are disseminated more easily due to a lack of social distance, is blowing their nose.
Although it’s a bit depressing, it’s something worth considering: your snot can reveal a lot about your health.
It’s a good idea to keep track of the color of the mucus that comes out of your nose; it could suggest that you’re not as sick as you think you are, or that you should seek medical attention.
So, what are the different colors and what do they represent?
This is what constitutes “normal” or “healthy” behavior.
Your body produces roughly 1.7 litres of this output per day, but you normally swallow the majority of it.
Mucus is made up of water, proteins, antibodies, and salts, and it’s essential for lining and protecting your nose and sinuses.
It dissolves once it reaches your stomach.
While you may feel poorly, you are not infected with a virus. Hay fever may also produce an increase in the production of clear snot.
It’s simply your body’s reaction to irritants such as fur, pollen, or mites.
This type of nasal discharge is generally accompanied by a feeling of congestion or obstruction.
Swelling in your nose and a continuous flow of mucus are also possible symptoms.
This is because being congested causes the discharge to lose its water content, thickening and appearing hazy.
These are indicators that you may have a cold or that an infection is on the verge of resurfacing.
This indicates that the cold has gripped you a little tighter than you’d want.
When a virus or infection has taken hold and your body is fighting back, yellow snot is generated.
The color comes from cells arriving to fight the pathogens, such as white blood cells.
They are discarded and evacuated in the snot, which turns a yellowish-brown color when they have served their purpose.
It may take ten to fourteen days for a bedded-in illness to clear, but your snot can tell you when your body is winning the battle.
This indicates that your immune system is working overtime to combat an infection that refuses to go away.
Due to the large number of dead white blood cells racing to battle the intruder, it has been forced to shift into a higher gear, with snot turning green and thick.
It doesn’t necessarily imply you should be concerned and visit your doctor, but if you have… Brinkwire Brief News.