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Blood Tinged Nasal Mucus
Past 3 days Wake up with thick dark yellow sometimes blood tinged nasal mucus. Nose is not running. On Nasacort (triamcinolone) for 1wk. Sinus Infection? Virus?
May be normal: Sinusitis is mostly caused by viruses. There is difficulty diagnosing bacterial sinusitis by symptoms alone but if symptoms are present >10 days, fever >102 with pus for first 3-4 days of symptoms or worsening of symptoms following viral infection - you may have a bacterial infection. Be careful to use nasacort (triamcinolone) appropriately as the irritation may also cause bleeding. ...Read more
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
For the past 2 months I have had chronic nasal mucus (snot) build up and spotty blood when blowing my nose. Pls advise?
See your doctor: Any time there's blood, you should be examined by a professional. ...Read more
Allergy RAST/blood (IgE) test reports no milk allergy. Is it possible I could still be allergic to dairy? Suffering from thick nasal mucus.
Yes: Either RAST (replaced by ImmunoCap IgE) and prick skin testing can miss some food allergies. I often test a patient to the food itself when the history and test findings do not match. Recently I was about to challenge a young boy to walnut (history positive, skin test negative) when the skin test turned out to be highly positive to the actual nut. Mold & mite allergies are more likely in HK. ...Read more
Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?
blood streaked mucous out of left nostril, post nasal drip w/ blood, tingling left side face from pressing hard popping pimples. Is this concerning?
I've had a small bit of blood in my nose mucus for a few weeks now. I had a nosebleed 3 days ago but still have bloody mucus. What could this be?
Low Humidity: In the winter, humidity indoors is lower because of use of heating without adequate humidity. This dryness in the air can dry out the membranes in the nose causing bleeding. Use a room humidifier, a whole house humidifier or a simmering kettle on the stove. You can also try irrigating your nose with saline twice daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
For the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. What could this be due to?
Dehydration: Try increasing your water intake. This should make most of these problems better. ...Read more
I am very well hydrated. But for the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. Why?
Possible causes of: Thick saliva includes dehydration from antidepressants, dry mouth, genetics-cystic fibrosis or allergic reactions. Gritty eyes and mucus mixed with blood are due to dryness. In the meantime, you need to hydrate yourself and consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I got a cold 4 week ago I still have cough green nose mucus I had a clear x ray and sore throat I had a streak of blood in my cough this am am I dying?
The symptoms: You describe do not suggest that you are dying. Take care. ...Read more
I sneeze violently and sometime blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have risk of getting nasal cancer?
Probably not: However there are other illnesses that may present with nasal bleed and it would be prudent to get yourself checked out with your doctor. ...Read more
Nasal cancer or bening? Small amounts of blood tinged mucus in the morning when blowing nose 3 wks. No congestion or runny nose. Minor post nasal drip
Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?
I sneeze violently and sometimes a bit of blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have higher risk of getting nose cancer?
Painful and stuffy only on left nostril, giving me headaches near eyesocket and brows. Blood tinged mucus when I clear nose. Is it cancer?
No: The nasal mucosa produces about a quart of mucus daily and it lubricates the nasal mucosa. It is not only not harmful but very important for normal ciliary function in the nose. ...Read more
Brown mucous: There may be some old blood it in from local trauma. If this issue persists, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Nasal mucus: Nasal mucus is not harmful. It is produced by everyone’s nose and sinuses. It normally drains inconspicuously down the throat. If you are noticing it, it may mean that your mucus is dry due to medication side effect or dehydration. It also can be indicative of a problem, such as allergies, viral infection, or a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Any medicine to eleminate mucus. I have nasal mucus. Caught cold 2 weeks ago but mucus still remains. Any cure.
Can a small amount of white-ish nasal mucus be normal? I don't have any symptoms, just a bit in my nose everyday.
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more
I have post nasal drip, and it has got in worst in the last couple of month, in the last week I see a little bit of blood coming up in my mucus.?
Infection or allergy: A 50 year old male with post-nasal drip worsening in the last few moths, a bit of blood in mucus. Post-nasal drainage comes from nose and sinuses. When nasal mucosa irritated or dry, can cause minor bleeding which can then show up in mucus. Post-nasal drainage can be cause by an infection (like a viral cold) or rhinitis from allergies. OTC nasal steroid sprays should help. See PCP or allergist. ...Read more
Exam: Have the nasal discharge examined by an ENT specialist and have a bacterial culture performed. Do not attempt to diagnose or treat this without a medical workup. ...Read more
Recurrence: You might have a recurrence of a bacterial sinus infection. Try the simple things first, nasal saline rinse, Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM, and a decongestant. You can even try Nasacourt (it is an over the counter nasal steroid spray). If it doesn't help or your symptoms last more than 10 days, then you should consider antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a lot of dried snot (nasal mucus) in my nose everyday. Breath In dried snot may cause some sick? I don't like pick my nose.
Thick nasal mucus - I have to blow my nose very hard to get the plug feeling out, it is commonly very thick, white (not clear). Should I be concern?
Thick nasal mucus: Thick nasal mucus can be related to sinusitis, but not necessarily. If you have chronic allergies or recurrent infections you should consult a doctor who can identify if there is an opportunity to improve nasal inflammation with sprays or treat infection with antibiotics. You may benefit from good nasal hygiene as well which involves using salt water rinses to clear mucus and allergens. ...Read more
Very+low+fever+and+white+thick+nasal+mucus for more then 3 weeks going and coming back. I have no caugh, could it be sinusitis?
Possiblr: Three weeks is a long time for this...Time for a vsit to your family doc for a check-up.. ...Read more
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