A 32-year-old male asked:
Have sinus.when i blow my nose with after applying saline nasal spray, blood comes out with thin white mucus.what could be causing it?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Inflammation : Sinusitis is inflammation of mucosa of the sinus. When mucosa gets dry/wet the mucosa can be fragile and sometimes capillaries can break and you see some blood. Mucus is normally made by the mucosa. In sinus conditions more than usual mucus is seen because it has difficulty draining. Your pcp could help with some medications if it doesn't resolve with your saline spray.
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Dryness : And irritation. Try putting Vaseline in your nose covered by AYR saline nasal gelat night and try not to blow. It breaks small capillaries and that causes the bleed.
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Last updated Jun 20, 2015
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