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I've been experiencing specks in my sinus excretions (.)

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I've been experiencing gray specks in my sinus excretions (snot.) I've had a virus made worse by bad allergy symptoms for about 3-4 weeks now. It is high allergy season where I live, and I am allergic to mold. Could the gray specks be allergens in the air that I'm breathing in? I used to be a smoker, but quit 10 years ago. Thank you.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I'm glad you quit smoking 10 years ago.

grey specks can be from dust or soot coming out in your sinuses.

they could be allergens in the air you are breathing.

I hope you feel better from your viral infection

you may benefit from taking allergy medications and steroid nasal sprays to decrease your allergy symptoms

let me know if you have questions.