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I have had symptoms of a sinus infection for almost a month. This morning my nose started pouring blood and I coughed up big globs of bright red blood?

I have had symptoms of a sinus infection for almost a month. This morning my nose started pouring blood and I coughed up big globs of bright red blood?

Immediate evaluation: You need to be seen immediately! To to your primary care doctor or ER and get blood work, X-ray, and will most likely need a Cat Scan (CT) of your sinuses. Cancer of the sinuses needs to be ruled out versus a benign polyp vs bleeding from your nasal septum. Keep me posted. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more

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Sinus infection, clear to light hint of yelow coming out of the nose when I blow it, but I have seem some chunk of of blood/or slight blood in the snot?

Sinus infection, clear to light hint of yelow coming out of the nose when I blow it, but I have seem some chunk of of blood/or slight blood in the snot?

You are right: What you're describing certainly does sound like a sinus infection. The blood in your mucous can happen especially when there's a lot of inflammation in your nose. You should contact your doctor for an examination and discussion about whether an antibiotic would be useful. ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional if symptoms persist or worsen
Daily
Use nasal saline spray or Neti Pot to help rinse sinuses
Once
Use antihistamine such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra
Daily
Try a long, warm shower or a humidifier
Daily
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I have a sinus infection and I am on cefdinir sine a week. I have 3 more days of the course. I can breath better and nose is not as stuffy as it was but i get blood in my phlegm. Is this serious?

I have a sinus infection and I am on cefdinir sine a week. I have 3 more days of the course. I can breath better and nose is not as stuffy as it was but i get blood in my phlegm. Is this serious?

Not unusual: Are you on any other treatments beside the antibiotic. Some nasal sprays can cause minor bleeding or dry membranes from decongestants. The blood may be from the back of your nose and should resolve when the infection is gone. It is also possibile you are coughing up the blood, again which is could happen with infection, but if it doesn't resolve should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why can I smell blood but I'm not bleeding in my nose. I'm also suffering from bad anxiety and am getting over a sinus infection. Someone please help?

Why can I smell blood but I'm not bleeding in my nose. I'm also suffering from bad anxiety and am getting over a sinus infection. Someone please help?

Nose: Usually just resolving nose or sinus inflammation after your infection. Try a saline spay several times a day and a warm mist steam of your nose for a few days. If it persists see your doctor ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Take all of your antibiotic, even if you're feeling better
once
Avoid smoking, or exposure to smoke
once
Use a room humidifier and keep it clean!
once
Know there are no activity restrictions—do what you feel able to do
once
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I have just recovered from sinus infection.(self diagnosis) Every time I clean or touch inside my nose blood comes out.When would blood vessels heal ?

I have just recovered from sinus infection.(self diagnosis) Every time I clean or touch inside my nose blood comes out.When would blood vessels heal ?

Avoid trauma: to the area. Use petroleum based emollient topically and humidifier in your room. If this does not help, see a doctor for more accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Certain medications and hereditary disorders can also predispose you to easy bleeding. ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Drink Green Tea
every 4 hours
Humming sounds like "oooommm'
hourly, while awake
Drink Water with lime/lemon and honey
3x day
Pulsatile Nasal/Sinus Irrigation
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Thick yellow green and some blood in nose for a week. No headache or fever. Little pnd that causes cough. Is this sinus infection?

Sounds like it: 7-10 days of discolored drainage is typical criteria of sinus infection. Most with infection have facial pressure or pain and nasal congestion as well. Sounds like it is time to see a physician and possibly treat this with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more

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