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What causes discharge from nose? 12 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Nasal Discharge

When mucus flows out of your nose, it's called nasal discharge. Learn about some of the causes and treatment options for common this symptom.

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2

Common Cold Overview

The common cold is a virus that involves symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose and a headache. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for the common cold now!

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3

Rhinitis

Rhinitis is inflammation of your nasal cavity lining. It can be allergic or nonallergic. It also may be infectious.

Allergic rhinitis can occur when you breathe in something that you're allergic to, known a...

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4

Cold and Flu Overview

Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared symptoms include headache, cough, sore throat, and more.

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5

Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a common condition that affects 30 million people in the United States each year, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The infection occurs whe...

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6

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum may cause health complications such as difficulty breathing. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and more.

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7

Head Injury

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A head injury is an injury to your brain, skull, or scalp. All head injuries should be treated seriously and assessed by a doctor.

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8

Foreign Body in the Nose

A foreign body in the nose means that an object is present in the nose when it's not naturally supposed to be there. This often happens in small children.

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9

Frontal Sinusitis

Everyone has four sets of hollow, air-filled spaces in the head that are connected to the nose and nasal cavity. These spaces are called "sinuses." Sinuses are lined with cells that create mucus to keep your nasa...

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10

Skull Fractures

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A skull fracture is any break in the cranial bone, or the skull. It can result in bleeding, bruising, pain, and swelling. Less severe symptoms include headache, nausea, confusion, and blurred vision.

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11

Pituitary Cancer

The pituitary gland is a pea-size gland important to the functioning of the human body. Cancer, although rare, can develop in this gland.

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12

Absence of Gamma Globulin in Blood

Agammaglobulinemia is an inherited immune system disorder in which the body is unable to produce antibodies.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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