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Should bright yellow fluid draining out of nostril be considered serious?

I'm a 40 year old female, healthy, although I am overweight, prediabetic, and on medication for a rapid heart beat. I was diagnosed with a bad sinus infection last week and given a course of zithromax (finished it yesterday) other than a lingering sore throat and some ear pressure/pain i'm improving. Today while crocheting with my head bent forward my nose started to drain from the left nostril a clear but to my shock a bright yellow watery fluid (think a highlighter yellow) is this just ear/sinus fluid draining as I get better or should I be concerned of something more serious like csf fluid leakage (no head trama suffered) I guess what I'm asking is should I go to the er or ignore it?
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
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Hello,

Madam the yellow fluid coming from your nose is not suggestive of CSF leak or head trauma. It is suggestive of sinusitis I think you should consider continuing sinusitis medication.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Anchal Jain
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Should bright yellow fluid draining out of nostril be considered serious?

Hello, Madam the yellow fluid coming from your nose is not suggestive of CSF leak or head trauma. It is suggestive of sinusitis I think you should consider continuing sinusitis medication. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Anchal Jain