What the Color of Your Snot Really Means

How much mucus is normal, and how much is too much? What does its color tell you about your health?

No matter how gross it may seem, the mucus produced in your nostrils can tell you a lot about your health.

This secretion contains proteins, anti-bodies, water, and even diluted salts.

In fact, our body can produce up to 1.5 liters of mucus a day.

Its main goal is to keep our nostrils lubricated, moistening the air we breathe in, and capturing the dust and other substances that might be floating in the air we breathe. When mucus changes colors, it may be a sign as something in your body isn’t right.

Even though doctors don't normally analyze the color of mucus, it can give you some helpful tips about what's going on in your body. 

Clear mucus 
Yellow mucus
Green mucus
Pink or red mucus
Brown mucus
Black mucus 

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