Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Forum

Spitting yellow stuff each and every morning. What is wrong?

Must Read
Do you know the three main reasons we cough? Learn common causes of cough and when coughing might indicate a more serious health problem....
Coughing is normal. But what can cause more troublesome coughs? Learn more about possible causes of cough here....
When should you see a doctor about cough symptoms? When are symptoms a sign of further complications? Learn about cough symptoms basics here....
This has been going on for over 4 years now. Every time I wake up in the morning, right before I brush my teeth, I spit some yellow thick substance/liquid which doesn't even resemble normal saliva. It is an every single day thing - no exception. No matter what I eat or drink or even if I don't eat for 1 day at all - it still happens every morning.

Now to make matters worse, I also get pus in my eyes in the mornings and they tend to burn so I take a shower which seems to make it a little bit better. Seems to me that this is some kind of infection. I know this isn't normal because 4 years ago I had none of this. I also feel mucus in the back of my throat and sometimes I get eye pressure/facial pain.

I've been to many doctors numerous times and they can't figure out what's causing it. The recent doctor I visited says it is an allergy but the medicine he keeps giving me has absolutely no effect on this everyday occurrence.

What else could be causing this? A yeast infection? Chronic sinusitis? Should I tell my doctor to check my saliva for any harmful bacteria? I have never been to an ENT specialist. I am so very tired of this miserable discomfort that's been going on for years. I really want to get better and feel healthy again because I am still young (early 20's)..

I am not a smoker or a drinker.

Thank you in advance!
Did you find this post helpful?
First Helper jessedian

replied March 10th, 2012
There's a good chance you might have candida. Do a spit test first thing in the morning. Full a clear glass with water and then spit in it. If your spit sinks and forms strings off of it then you have yeast overgrowth (candida) which is typically caused by antibiotics destroying the friendly bacteria in your gut.
Did you find this post helpful?