A 29-year-old male asked:
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after catching a cold and/or flu is it normal to taste blood in my mouth? i haven't been coughing too much or too hard, just sneezing.

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Dr. Kenneth Horlander
49 years experience Pulmonology
Blood taste: You should try to see if there is blood. Sinus drainage can taste bad as well as sputum can. If taste is really bad or if there is blood then can be a sign of a more serious infection, or could just be nasal bleeding from dry sinuses. See doctor if feeling worse.
Answered on May 27, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That could happen: There could be blood from sinuses, nose or other upper respiratory structures. Taste could also be from mucus changes/ discharge due to cold/ flu.
Answered on Nov 16, 2013
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