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What causes black mucus?

When a person has black mucus, they may have inhaled potentially harmful pollutants. Or, they could have an underlying infection or condition. Mucus serves an important purpose in the nasal passages and other cavities throughout the body.…

What causes dizziness when lying down?

A common cause of dizziness when lying down is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, a condition where tiny crystals that help sense gravity in one part of the ear mistakenly move into parts of the inner ear that detect head motion. People…

What to know about a broken nose

A broken nose is a common facial injury. Symptoms typically include pain and swelling around the nose, bleeding, nasal discharge, and difficulty breathing. A broken nose, or nasal fracture, is when a bone in the nose becomes cracked or…

Does your tongue have a sense of smell?

Many animals taste and smell their environment through the same part of their body, but can the same be true about humans? New research suggests that this might indeed be the case and that we may have smell receptors on our tongues. A new…

What can cause frequent throat clearing?

Most people clear their throat from time to time. Sometimes, it is in response to irritants, other times it is just a habit. However, frequent throat clearing may be due to a medical condition. A person may clear their throat often because…

What to know about black earwax

Earwax is a naturally produced yellow substance that helps keep a person's ears clean and free of debris. Black earwax can sometimes appear, but it is usually the result of an excessive buildup of earwax and is rarely a cause for concern.…

What to know about choking on saliva

Many people have experienced the sensation of water going down the wrong pipe. Sometimes, this happens with saliva. Choking on saliva can be scary, and for people with certain health issues, it can be dangerous. Healthy people can usually…

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