What the Color of Your Snot Really Means (Infographic)

Decoding the various possible hues

What the Color of Your Snot Really Means (Infographic)

Nasal mucus alone isn’t typically used to diagnose disease, but it can be a helpful tool to determine what’s happening in your nasal passages. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the things the various possible shades of snot might mean for your health. A special thank you goes out to otolaryngologist Raj Sindwani, MD, Cleveland Clinic Head & Neck Institute, who checked our facts (and kept our noses clean).

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Boogers. They have a job to do. But what does the color really mean? #infographic