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What Does Orange Mucus Mean?

Overview of Snot and Mucus

Snot is a clear sign when you catch a seasonal cold or have a sinus infection. It is basically the production of mucus to keep the body healthy. The throat and nose are lined with mucosa or mucous membranes. These glands product mucus constantly to fight infection, moisten the air you breathe in, moisten the sinuses and nose, as well as trap unwanted particles and germs. When there is a change of texture or color of snot, it would indicate an underlying problem. By noticing these changes, you can take proper actions and prevent further complications. [1]