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post #21 of 41
excellent job finding out what this is! I've had pretty much the same background as Eli's_mommy with the smoking and everything. I've had this for years on and off since I switched over to MAC gel eyeliner. I put it on my upper and lower eyelid. It didn't hit me until last week that it could actually be something serious but I've been too scared to look it up. I was pretty sure it was lung cancer or something bad like that. I've never met anyone else with this problem (but then again, its not like it would come up in everyday conversation.) I am so relieved right now though:

Thanks a bunch and if anyone has any updates on this please post them. :
post #22 of 41
Hi, I joined this forum just to tell you where the black phlegm is coming from. I've been dealing with this problem for over a decade and it has affected my whole body due to it being an infection ignored for so long. Anyway, here's the deal:

BLACK PHLEGM IS FROM INFECTED TEETH OR JAW

It oozes out from between your gums and teeth and then trickles down the back of your throat where it collects at the top of your lungs (you also swallow a lot of it which will eventually cause gastrointestinal difficulty). It is dissolved necrotic tissue from your jaw. The jaw gets infected from having teeth pulled (wisdom teeth) and possibly root-canals. Mainstream medicine and dentistry refuses to acknowledge this widespread problem, mostly because they've been fighting with 'alternative health' quacks. Do not fall for the alternative health quacks and their 'Cavitat' machine. Demand your dentist X-ray your jaw. Demand your dentist investigate every possible avenue of a 'pyogenic' cause of your problem. Ask for a blood culture even if they claim they can't see anything on the X-ray.
post #23 of 41

Fungal Infection

-- Clarification: my post about the original topic of getting blackish threads in clear mucus from coughing/ blowing nose, whereas the reply just before mine sounds like a different situation.---

I have had the same experience for a couple years-- however I have become quite sick from it. Somehow I contracted toxic mold from my old condo, I developed consistently sore throat, painful breathing, and extreme fatigue and no appetite (I lost 40 lbs in two months!)

My nurse practitioner had the 'black threads' tested and they were a form of toxic mold/fungus, so I was treated with an anti-fungal medicine. The black threads went away, and I started feeling better.

About six months later I got another really sore throat (couldn't sip water without choking/gagging). I noticed the black threads again... I started getting fatigued and didn't eat very much-- and breathing a full breath was excruciatingly painful. I walked to work one day, felt dizzy, and nearly passed out before I called my BF to pick me up, cause I didn't think I could walk the 4 blocks back home.

By the time he got to my work I had coughed up some more black threads and blood-- and I had to get a dr's note for missing the rest of my shift. So I went to an 'urgent care' clinic, where the doctor promptly told my boyfriend to get me to the ER, or he would call an ambulance.

After getting the ER, an oxygen mask was slapped on and chest x-rays were taken. I had serious pneumonia-- when word got round to the doctor/ resident dr that I had had the black threads in my lungs the resident told me about the rise of this type of infection. Many people seem to get the mold/fungus in their sinuses (esp if they are gardeners), and then it goes away-- rarely it doesn't. It stays in the lungs/sinuses, check out 'Blastomycosis' for example.

There is suspicion that this horrible fungal disease has begun affecting my lymphatic system and thyroid-- as well as my skin, joints and inner ear. Its really horrible-- and so depressing. I am always so exhausted... SOOOOO.... to the point.... if you feel sick and you get the nasty black threads in your mucus.... get it tested to find out what kind of fungus/mold it is, and use an anti-fungal to treat it.

(FYI Sugars feed the fungus, as do steroidal medicines (like inhalers) so rinse your mouth and gargle with water to rinse after using them; and antibiotics can make fungal infections worse.

Hope this helps!!
post #24 of 41
That is sooo bizarre. Just another reason for me not to wear makeup (besides being lazy). Skin absorbs everything. They say if you rub garlic on your feet, your breath will start smelling garlicy. I just read somewhere recently that you shouldn't put anything ON your body that you wouldn't put IN your body.
post #25 of 41

I have black/grey  specs, sometimes threads, when I blow my nose. This has been going on for a few days now. I currently have sinusitis. I asked the e.r. doc about it but he just kind of blew me off. I do not wear liquid eyeliner, but I do wear eyeliner. I am definitely going to make a doc appt to get this checked out. It has been getting worse since I have been on my antibiotics for my sinus infection. I dont know if thats good or bad. I just wanted anyone who is reading this to know, while it MIGHT be eyeliner...it could be something else.

post #26 of 41

this is really crazy!  i went online to find some medical reason for this, but instead i found this thread.   Which is awesome, because the "eyeliner answer" is so right.   i wear the liquid eyeliner for years and always had specks when blowing my nose during a cold.  never put to much thought into cause i thought it was just bacteria from the cold etc.  but after reading this thread my mind takes me back when a friend of mine had to have surgery on her tear ducts because they got clogged with eyeliner over time.  So makeup really does seap down into your ducts into your sinuses, then if the body is doing what it's suppose to do, it'll dispose of it.  But caution...be sure to clean makeup nightly and not sleep in it and when applying try not to over do it...lol   thanks 4 this post!!

post #27 of 41

Now I'm worried.  I have the same thick clear phlegm filled with black dots but I haven't used any amkeup for over 25 years. Sorry I can't edit this. d     blma

post #28 of 41
I can't believe I found this thread thru a google search. I've been having the same problem. I've never even smoked 1 cigarette in my life but I have been wearing almay black liquid eyeliner every day for the past 10 years. Lol...I feel so much better smile.gif
post #29 of 41

4-5 years? Denial?  Remember colon cancer prevention campaign "Do not die from embarrassment?"  Take that to heart and see a specialist. I would start with a pulmonologist

 

There many possibale causes for this problem.  .

post #30 of 41

i am a smoker and have been for 10 years. i have not gone to a doctor about this, but here i noticed something odd. whenever i wake up, my lungs feel heavy and painful. i expectorate the same clear phlegm spotted with black tar-like pockets. i feel weak. i run out of breath easy. in my case, it can't be eyeliner since...well i'm a man. it's been years since i had the black spotted phlegm and just want to know what it really is.

 

post #31 of 41


Go see a doctor. Internet is good place to start your research but you need a professional to be diagnosed and treated.

Causes of black phlegm can be very serious. You need a doctor

 

  • Smoking marijuana, cigarettes, cocaine or other substances. It is not possible to reliably say, if someone is smoking marijuana or cigarettes on the basis of the smoker mucus color. A smoker who has quit smoking may cough up mucus (black or other colors) for several days or weeks after quitting (4).
  • Air pollution
  • Coal workers pneumoconiosis or anthrosilicosis (black lung disease)
  • Fungal (mold) lung infection, like allergic broncopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), causing bronciectasis (3)
  • Old blood (5) from COPD (bronchitis or emphysema), tuberculosis, cancer or other bronchial or pulmonary disorder
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Originally Posted by mikel camps25 View Post

i am a smoker and have been for 10 years. i have not gone to a doctor about this, but here i noticed something odd. whenever i wake up, my lungs feel heavy and painful. i expectorate the same clear phlegm spotted with black tar-like pockets. i feel weak. i run out of breath easy. in my case, it can't be eyeliner since...well i'm a man. it's been years since i had the black spotted phlegm and just want to know what it really is.

 



 

post #32 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikel camps25 View Post

i am a smoker and have been for 10 years. i have not gone to a doctor about this, but here i noticed something odd. whenever i wake up, my lungs feel heavy and painful. i expectorate the same clear phlegm spotted with black tar-like pockets. i feel weak. i run out of breath easy. in my case, it can't be eyeliner since...well i'm a man. it's been years since i had the black spotted phlegm and just want to know what it really is.

 


You're a smoker and you can't figure out why black junk is coming out of you?!
 

 

post #33 of 41

I suffer from the same thing.. I don't smoke, i have never smoked in my life, and i have never smoked pot or crack or anything, i'm only 16. It's only happened to me about 3 times so far, and the thing is, i DON'T wear liquid eyeliner... My step dad thinks i should see a doctor, seeing as i have never smoked or anything and i am coughing up mucus with big black streaks through it. I'm a little paranoid myself, and i don't want to think that i'm dying or anything D:

post #34 of 41

there are nasty toxins in cosmetics that are unhealthy and unsafe. they seep in one way or another...

"For example, more than 1 in 5 personal care products contain chemicals linked to cancer, 80 percent contain ingredients that commonly contain hazardous impurities, and 56 percent contain penetration enhancers that help deliver ingredients deeper into the skin." -http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?list=type&type=29

post #35 of 41

Is that something to be concerned about though?

post #36 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeggyAnne View Post


Now I'm worried.  I have the same thick clear phlegm filled with black dots but I haven't used any amkeup for over 25 years. Sorry I can't edit this. d     blma



When I first read this thread, I was thinking "could be mold" because I have heard of people with mold colonies living (and thriving!) in their sinus cavities.  Yuck! :(

 

I have this problem when I wear a particular brand of eyeliner- the loreal kohl PENCIL kind.  It can happen with pencil as well! :)

 

post #37 of 41

I get this all the time!  I was just going to suggest this, but I wanted to read through the posts first. 
When i first saw it my immediate reaction was, "DEATHHHH!"  until I noticed I only got it on the days I wore makeup.  lol

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli's_mommy View Post

You guys are not going to believe this.

It's liquid eyeliner. When you get liquid eyeliner in your eye, it kind of spreads and gets back into your sinuses.

And I was scared

Just wanted to post in case this happened to anyone else!!!


 

post #38 of 41

I am not a smoker or have any other disease that I know of and have had this problem for probably 15 years. Just starting to wonder about what it is. Noticing that the mucus encapuslating it is usually thicker than usual. I have never brought this up to a doctor but just now wondering about doing so and saw this information. I don't wear liquid eye liner but do where jell eyeliner and do put a pencil on the inside of my bottom lids at time. So this is possible. Did you ever get results from your doctor on what you had tested?

post #39 of 41
Hai can know whAt it really is ..coz I feel the same ...can u help me ..
BY hearing this I am getting frustrated...
post #40 of 41

What if you don't wear black liquid liner?? Ask a Dr. bout that one....Im hoping its just im really good at clearing things out of my system lol

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