Colds and winter beetles are back with a bang for the British.
Health bosses warn of a “flunami” on the horizon and urge people to get vaccinated against flu and to watch out for seasonal viruses.
One thing that everyone is going to blow their nose a lot more now, as a lack of social distancing makes it easier for germs to spread.
While it’s a bit gloomy, it’s something to watch out for – your snot can tell you a lot about your health.
It’s helpful to note the color of what’s coming out of your nose – it can indicate that you are not as sick as you might feel, or that you should get checked out.
What are the colors and what do they mean?
This is considered normal or healthy.
Your body produces about 1.7 liters of this discharge every day, but you usually swallow most of it.
Mucus is made up of water that contains proteins, antibodies, and salts – it’s very important to feed and protect your nose and sinuses.
As soon as it gets into the stomach, it dissolves.
Hay fever can also cause more intense production of clear snot, and although you may feel sick, you are not infected with a virus.
It is only your body that reacts to irritants such as fur, pollen, or mites.
This type of nasal discharge is usually accompanied by a feeling of constipation or constipation.
There may also be swelling in the nose and a steady flow of snot.
This is because a stuffy feeling can cause the discharge to lose its water content, become thicker, and look cloudy.
These are signs that you have a cold or an infection is about to straighten up.
This means that the cold has lasted a little more than you would like.
Yellow snot occurs when a virus or infection has really taken hold and your body is fighting back.
The color comes from cells, like the white blood cells, that arrive to kill the germs.
When they have done their duty, they are thrown away and thrown into the snot, which turns yellowish-brown.
When you have an infection it can take ten to 14 days to clear, but your snot can tell you when your body is winning the war.
This means that your immune system is working extra hard to fight off an infection that isn’t moving.
It was forced into higher gear with the snot turning green and thick due to the amount of dead white blood cells to fight the intruder.
It doesn’t mean you should worry too much and see your primary care doctor, but if you’ve been battling the infection for 12 days, it may be time to call for some replacement.
When it’s viral there isn’t much to do other than help your body stay strong to fight it, but when it is bacteria, medication can help.
This happens when there is blood in your snot.