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Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Would a sinus infection cause nosebleeds? I get dizzy throughout day and a nosebleed in afternoon for 5 days now, what do I do?

You: Probably will not bleed enough from a sinus infection to cause light headiness. With sinuses, sometimes balance mechanism in inner ear get involved. Blood also comes from broken capillaries in your nasal passages. Recommend see ENT if bleeding persist. ...Read more

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They told me I have fluid in my ears and a sinus infection is it normal to have nosebleeds cause I have been having some?

They told me I have fluid in my ears and a sinus infection is it normal to have nosebleeds cause I have been having some?

Yes : With a sinonasal infection, the mucous membrane of the nose and sinuses is inflamed. It is extremely common to have bloody discharge or even some heavier nosebleeds. Treat the sinus infection as directed by your doctor, but don't forget increased oral fluids and nasal saline irrigations to flush out the nose and sinuses. ...Read more

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It feels like i may have or have had a sinus infection. Will this potentially impact my asthma? Could this be why i'm having almost daily nosebleeds?

It feels like i may have or have had a sinus infection. Will this potentially impact my asthma? Could this be why i'm having almost daily nosebleeds?

Rhino=sinusitis does: Nose bleeds by themselves do not necessarily affect asthma. Nose bleeds may also be the result of hypertension. However, nasal allergy and sinusitis have a significant effect on the severity of asthma. You are on no nasal medication. See an allergist and/or ear nose and throat specialist asap. In the meantime use nasal saline spray and a lubricant such as rhinaris, nasogel, or ocean gel. ...Read more

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I had about 6 nosebleeds from February to now & I went to the emergency room & they said I have a sinus infection. Could anything else be happening?

I had about 6 nosebleeds from February to now & I went to the emergency room & they said I have a sinus infection. Could anything else be happening?

Not likely: Dry air in winter often contributes to nose bleeds. If the problem persists, you should see an ENT specialist who may cauterize the area the usually bleeds. ...Read more

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Are nosebleeds common when you have a sinus infection?

Are nosebleeds common when you have a sinus infection?

Yes: Anything that irritates your nasal membranes or causes excess dryness can cause nosebleeds. Colds, sinus infections, allergies, cold dry air, nasal polyps, and sniffing or inhaling irritating substances into the nose can all cause nose bleeds. Very high blood pressure can also cause nosebleeds. So can a low platelet count or other blood clotting problem. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause a foul smell in one side of the nose?

Sinus infection: yes it can. You may try saline lovage for nasal toile ting. As your infection resolves, the odor will diminish as well. ...Read more

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I have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose.Does this mean that I have herpes?I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it

I have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose.Does this mean that I have herpes?I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it

Cold Sore: I think it best to go to your doctor and have him/her check this out. If it is a cold sore, there is medication you can take. If it is a bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more