Mucus is the normal secretion of the large intestines (colon). It helps in the smooth movement of the stool. An irritation of the colon can cause the discharge of the mucus. This irritation can occur due to various causes like;
2) parasite infestation
4) irritable bowel syndrome.
5) Food irritants like spicy food or chillies etc.
A mild grade infection may be a possibility with your history of loss of appetite few days ago and now mucus discharge. Following are likely to help;
2) This may help;
a) Bismuth subsalicylate
b) Activated charcoal
c) Simethicone; (Maalox, Mylanta); Simethicone causes gas bubbles to break up.
d) Beano; contains an enzyme (alpha-galactosidase), which helps to breakdown certain complex carbohydrates.
All are available without prescription.
Avoid foods that appear to aggravate symptoms. These may include milk and dairy products, certain fruits or vegetables, whole grains, artificial sweeteners etc. But this is based on the personal observation for the aggravating food.
Discontinue the following if you do them;
1) gum chewing,
3) drinking carbonated beverages, and
4) gulping food and liquids.
5) avoid chillies and spicy food.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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