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Should I be concerned about the red tint in my snot?

I ve had cold symptoms for the past two weeks and it started to clear up but lately, my ears have been popping, I ve had pressure in my head, and my nose has been draining on the right side. I noticed today that the drainage has a red tint to it and my jaw is now becoming sore. I ve had my wisdom teeth removed so I know it s not from that. I m mostly concerned about the red tint in my snot. Any ideas or suggestions?
Asked On : Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Your symptoms suggest that you may have developed sinusitis with early otitis media due to the phlegm ,resulting from your cold,going in sinuses and eustachian tube (the tube between throat and ears) .
Take steam inhalation three times a day
Take hot liquids
Avoid cold drinks
Use nasal decongestant for 4 to 5 days
Take some anti allergic medicine in night.
Normally these measures should make you alright in a weeks time however,if your symptoms worsen or you start getting fever then you may need a course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.
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