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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Why would there be blood in my mucus when i blow my nose?

Why would there be blood in my mucus when i blow my nose?

Inflamed lining: There are a large amount of superficial blood vessels inside the nose and when the lining gets very irritated often there can be blood. You may have a sore or some other irritation in your nose that can be easily evaluated and treated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression at the front of the nose
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Gently pack the nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the ER
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Why do I have clotted blood in my mucus when i blow my nose?

Why do I have clotted blood in my mucus when i blow my nose?

Several: Could be as simple as dryness, viral infection, allergy, blood thinners, bacterial infection, deviated septum, septal perforations, tumors etc. Treatment depends on cause, so if 2-3 weeks of saline rinses followed by 3-4 drops of sesame oil 2-3 times daily don't help then see ent. ...Read more

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I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when i blow my nose,will this go away with time?

I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when i blow my nose,will this go away with time?

See your doctor: the black eye is generally due to superficial skin and under the skin bleeding related to an injury. However the bloody mucus suggests you may have sustained some trauma to the nasal cavity and/ sinuses. You should get it checked out. Please be careful with how you sustained the initial injury! Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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I recently had a cold I'm just starting to get over. When I blow my nose I notice blood in my mucus, should I be worried?

I recently had a cold I'm just starting to get over. When I blow my nose I notice blood in my mucus, should I be worried?

Don't worry try Neti: But do watch for changes. It's probably surface capillaries the have been quite irritated and have broken. It should improve as you recover and you may want to use a neti pot saline wash instead of blowing. If it stays or gets worse - see your doctor. But it should heal up. Best! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of blood in mucus when I blow my nose with ear popping?

What could be the cause of blood in mucus when I blow my nose with ear popping?

Congestion: Try nasal saline mist/rinse to thin the secretions and moisturizer the nasal passages. If it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Everytime I blow my nose I get fair bit of blood mixed in with green mucus going on two weeks not sure what it could be could it be anything serious?

?sinusitis: The fact it has been going on this long could mean you have a sinus infection. You could use saline lavages (spray) but better see your doctor since has been going on for two weeks. ...Read more

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