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Mucus, a gelatinous fluid secreted by the membranes around important organs acts

as a very good frontline defense for bacteria. In case of the nasal cavities ,
mucus prevents irritants in the air, pollutants and dangerous microbes like bact
eria and fungi from entering into the system and going to the lungs where they c
ould be devastating. Mucus and the cilia which are nothing more than projections
in the nasal lining that constantly move pushing out the mucus, protect the bod
y from entry of microbial organisms that can prove harmful.
Sinusitis mucus often leads to situations where either the mucus discharge is to
o thick making it difficult to flow, or the cilia become immobile thus not helpi
ng push the mucus discharge towards the throat. The buildup of this mucus is wha
t causes most of the symptoms of sinusitis and further aggravates the condition.

Mucus can be secreted in many different colors depending on the cause and the si
tuation. Clear mucus is part of a post nasal drip and causes a running nose by c
onstantly dripping out from the back of the nose. Green mucus is relatively more
dangerous as it signifies sinusitis in most of the cases. It is also relatively
thicker leading to congestion, breathing difficulties and gradual ineffectivene
ss of cilia. Green mucus is most often due to a viral infection and the one way
to treat this situation is by using homeopathy, ayurvedic and herbal remedies th
at enhance the immunity of the body thus affecting the root cause of the mucus.
Yellow colored mucus signifies the internal struggle of the immunity system agai
nst the bacterial infection. Mucus usually turns yellow from green indicating th
at the stagnated thick mucus has been infected with bacteria. This is a cause of
concern as it affects the body in various ways like loss of smell, swelling of
the linings and headaches, increased pressure on the nasal cavities and eventual
chances of eyeball and brain cavities to be infected. Brown colored mucus is po
tentially the sign of sinusitis in heavy smokers. The tobacco smoke hurts the in
ternal mucus linings and in some cases erodes it thus reducing the functionality
. It is characterized by a nasal discharge that produces a burning sensation, an
d constant throbbing pain in the delicate bones of the nasal cavity.
Brown mucus discharge could also be due to bleeding. Blood streaked mucus is gen
erally because of rupture of blood vessels in the nasal passage due to extreme d
ryness or the excess pressure caused by frequent blowing of nose. Consuming alco
hol, chocolates and garlic also cause a brownish mucus discharge that may or may
not have blood in it. White mucus is often seen when excess mucus discharge cau
ses vomiting. White mucus is also formed due to dairy products especially milk.
High pressure in the nose along with sharp pain in the sinus cavities are the ot
her symptoms.
Whatever is the mucus color, excess dripping or inability of the nose to make th
e mucus flow indicate abnormal conditions where the body is affected by sinusiti
s. The defense of the body against infection in such cases is weakened further p
aving way for bacteria and fungi to attack. Hence one should treat sinusitis as
soon as possible and avoid stagnation of mucus. Warm tea aroma or steam vapors a
re effective in improving the fluidity of the mucus and preventing it from settl
ing down in the nose.
Adam Bradley is a lifelong sufferer of sinus problems just like you. After years
of dealing with hundreds of doctors and medications he decided to research the
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