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What is the cause of bright yellow liquid discharge from nose

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My 20 YR OLD SON called me from university and told me that he had a bright yellow liquid discharge from his nose. He thought(felt like) his nose was bleeding but when wiped his nose he saw that it was a bright watery yellow. When he was a child he suffered from nose bleeds but at least 8 years if not more he hasn't had them. He did not suffer any injury in his head or elsewhere. He says he feels healthy. This incident happened yesterday once and today twice, when he was sitting in class not touching his nose
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replied May 31st, 2013
what was the cause?
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replied October 5th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Bright watery yellow could be just mucus as cold and flu can cause the nasal epithelium to inflame and lead to such discomfort. Supportive care with antihistamines will help. Nose bleed is common and benign and nothing to worry about.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan
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