There are a couple of reasons why it is important to find the right symptoms, and one of these is being able to determine a diagnosis. This is especially true with cold and flu. Apparently, both your snot and boogers can help you understand which condition you have. Whether they are sticky, clear, or stinky, it is all about the color and viscosity.
By simply examining them, you can tell what is wrong with your health. Below are 9 different types of snot and boogers and what they say about your health.
#1. Clear and Runny
If your nasal mucus is both clear and runny, then rejoice. That is because it means you are healthy. This type of mucus is, in fact, helpful to you as it rids of pollutants and dust. Moreover, it contains antibodies and proteins that fight bacteria and viruses.
#2. Clear and Thick
Also known as the snot, this is believed to be a sign of a chronic allergy. Not only does it clog up your nose, it is also capable of giving your swollen nasal tissues. Your best move here is to seek medical attention.
This one here is very common when you have colds. The white color is actually due to the loss of moisture inside your nose, making the mucus either white or cloudy in color.
If you have this one, it is better for you to drink lots of liquids and get some rest. It is a definite sign of the common cold. The color is due to the dead white blood cells that are fighting the virus. And once they are done with the job, they eventually get into your mucus.
Green boogers are allies in fighting the common cold. It is an indicator that your system is doing the right job of getting rid of the infection. However, if this symptom lasts longer than 8 to 10 days, then it is time for you to visit a doctor. There is a possibility that you have a bacterial infection.
#6. Pink or Red
Having a pink color is not really good. It means that you either have been injured or you have been blowing your nose quite hard. Either way, it is recommended to seek medical attention. There are also cases in which the blood flow does not stop, and this is something that is life-threatening.
Color brown snot only appears when old blood finds its way into your system and dries out. It could also be possible that you just inhaled dirt which rarely happens.
#8. Almost Black
Unless you smoke marijuana or cigarettes, almost black snot may refer to a fungal infection in your system. This is where you really have to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
#9, Sticky, Stinky, and Discolored
Having sticky, stinky, and discolored snot is a sign of chronic sinusitis. Mucus production increases due to the nonstop swelling in your nasal/throat tissues. It is ideal to see an ENT doctor, particularly when either antibiotics or treatments fail to work.
Man Donates Kidney to Woman and Then Proposes Marriage. She Turns Him Down!
He saved her life but she still rejected his love.
How far will you go for love? Will you be willing to sacrifice an organ just to save her life? One man did exactly that and then proposed for marriage afterwards. But in spite of what he did, the response he got was not a positive one.
This story happened in South London and it has since gained a lot of reactions from netizens everywhere. Apparently, the man and the woman first met in the mid-90s but even after sharing a kiss, nothing much happened between them.
Simon Louis, 49, and Mary Emmanuelle, 41, have been friends for more than two decades.
60 People Who Were Once Ugly Ducklings Share Incredible Transformations
No doubt those who bullied them are now regretting it.
When you were a kid, probably one of the books you read was none other than The Ugly Duckling. Not only is it heartwarming and relatable, it also beautifully features the story of personal transformation for the greater good. That revolving around inner beauty is just as important as the outer beauty.
This idea eventually gave birth to a subreddit called “uglyduckling.” As the name suggests, it exists to prove that the infamous Ugly Duckling Syndrome is an intrinsic part of everyday life. There, people continue to share their before-and-after photos, showing the world the kind of transformation they have. Elite Readers has compiled some of these photos below. Scroll down and let us know which ones are your favorites!
#1. Managed to lose 50kg in just 18 months.
Standing For Six Hours A Day Instead Of Sitting Could Help You Lose Weight
Here is another reason to get yourself a standing desk.
Stand up now, couch potato. Did you know that replacing sitting with standing for about six hours a day could actually aid in weight loss?
A new study found that on average, if you stand for six hours a day, instead of sitting, it could help you lose around 5.5 pounds in a year! No sweat, right?