Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
178 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes passage of thick bubbles of mucus from the nose?

I ve been occasionally having thick bubbles of mucus about 5mm diameter coming from what feels like the back of my nose. They seem to have a threadlike worm (white) in them. They are so thick I can pick them up from my mouth and pop them, like you pop bubble wrap. I ve also been getting headaches, which I don t usually get.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015
Report Abuse
Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern.As per your query symptoms of thick bubbles of mucus from the nose which are pointing towards condition called sinusitis/post nasal drip because of bacterial infection. I would suggest you to take steam 2-3 times a day to relieve congestion. You can also take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain and swelling. Drink plenty of fluid. For allergy take over the counter antihistamine drug. Give hot compresses to face ,do warm saline gargles and if you are allergic to penicillin then you can opt for amoxicillin. Consult ENT specialist (ear, nose ,throat) for proper examination and treatment . Doctor may order blood test or X-ray.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My 5 year old son has been a bad nose-picker most his life. Now he gets frequent nosebleeds, even without touching his nose, and for no apparent...