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Had cold symptoms for a week. Noticed orange mucus? Normal?

Hi, I just had a cold last weekend (cause I spent like 40mins under the cold at night to wait for the bus) I had sore throat, runny nose and normal cold symptoms. its been a week now and my colds almost gone, the only thing left is runny nose ( not all that bad as I just have to force the mucus out on to paper towel a few times a day and i can breath normally).

However, just yesterday i noticed theres one time my mucus was light orange and after that time , the colour is gone and my mucus is back to a bit greenish or clear. Until today I have had orange mucus twice. Just wondering if its normal for cold symptom to have orange mucus
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Common cold , chest cold, and head cold can be caused by viruses.
It is different to know the difference between flu and cold symptom. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to week.
Light orange mucus is not a common symptom, but it is usually caused by a very severe infection. Mucus coming from the mouth during coughing or from the nose could be caused by pnemonia or sinus infection that has grown very serious.
Home remedies,
Drink fresh garlic tea add with honey for sweet. It is an anti- bacterial and anti-virul herb for fihting colds and coughs.
Use brown cane sugar, raw honey and red onions to make a soothing and tasty cough syrup
Take chavanprash ,the best ayurvedic tonics for winter.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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