posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:11 AM
It's a disgusting topic, but I feel the ATS crowd is a really hip and happening group with extensive knowledge on a bunch of things. I'd like to
know if anyone else has experienced the symptom of sickness that I have.
I'm on day 2 of a very sudden and painful sore throat and stuffy nose sickness. It started almost immediately after I had a quick bite to eat at a
fast food establishment. I'm not saying the food was the cause, but I'm trying to give as much detail as possible. Day 1 involved nothing other than
a very painful sore throat.
When I blow my nose I end up with intensely bright yellow mucous. It's almost yellow highlighter marker bright. I've been sick many times before and
I've coughed and hacked up plenty of disgusting looking phlegm in my life, but never have I ever had such a bright yellow product come out of my
nose. My throat is sore, scratchy, and dry, and I'm not coughing as of yet. The mucous is located in my nose and above (no chest congestion).
I know mucous that isn't clear typically means an infection, but I'm interested in the color. Plus, I currently have no health insurance so I'm
going to try to avoid seeing a doctor.
As a side note: has anyone here been positively diagnosed with either swine or bird flu? If so, was your mucous bright yellow? I'm not jumping the
gun on anything but I know I have not been diagnosed with these illnesses and I'm just making sure.
Currently taking orange juice, vitamin c tablets, and at my grandmother's behest some Zicam rapidmelt tablets.