Warning Signs of Snot

Posted on 12/15/2009
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Dr. Oz discusses snot. Learn its function and what it can indicate about your health.



  • Too much snot can indicate bacterial or viral infection or a nasal tissue irritation.


  • Clear/white: healthy
  • Yellow/green: bacterial or viral infection
  • Pink/red: bleeding or damaged tissue


  • Medications
  • Neti Pot
  • Avoid spicy foods and strong perfumes
  • Drink Ginger Tea