A 60-year-old male asked:
hello, during bad flare-up of gerd, i notice traces of blood in my nose (none in mouth). can acid enflame sinus passages that badly and dry them out?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John cuong Doan answered
17 years experience Family Medicine
If you get acid: reflux all the way into your nasal passages, then you are in a lot of trouble since your epiglottis is supposed to stop this from happening normally. You may have high blood pressure caused by GERD that can precipitate a nosebleed. Or you may have sinuses that are dry/ inflamed from allergies/ sneezing/ postnasal drip that can bleed. But it is not likely from acid reflux.
Answered on Feb 20, 2017
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