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Yellowish orange colour liquid dripping from nose, like a faucet. What could this be?

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on fRIDAY I HAPPEnds to bend over and all of a sudden this yellowish orangy colour liquid started driping from my nose not drops it felt like a faucet. What could this be? can you help?
Posted Sat, 1 Jun 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti 31 minutes later

Thank you for your query.

1. The source of a large amount of nasal discharge is most probably the para nasal sinuses, a ruptured mucocele or reaction to a foreign body.

2. Get a nasal examination and endoscopy done. If it is within normal limits, get a plain CT PNS ( Para Nasal Sinuses) done.

3. A nasal discharge on bending forward is known as the 'Tea pot' Sign or the 'Reservoir' Sign.

4. If possible, collect any further nasal discharge in a sterile container and get it examined to rule out any pus, blood or CSF (Cerebrospinal-Spinal Fluid).

5. If you wiped the discharge on a handkerchief or cotton cloth, did it dry and stiffen the cloth? This would indicate the presence of mucus (normal nasal secretions).

6. Do you have any other symptoms?

I hope that I have answered your queries. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.

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