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I have a sinus infection. I keep tasting blood in my mouth. Should I be worried?

I have a sinus infection. I keep tasting blood in my mouth. Should I be worried?

Dry nose: If you don't have a frank nosebleed, the taste of blood may be from scant bleeding in your nose in the setting of sinusitis. This may be due to dryness. Humidified air, saline sprays, or saline irrigations may help ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Went to doc for sinus infection. Now I have pus on my tonsils and blood in my snot. Should I go back in or should I let it run it's course?

Went to doc for sinus infection. Now I have pus on my tonsils and blood in my snot. Should I go back in or should I let it run it's course?

SINUSITIS: Did you just visit with the doc for suns infection or were you prescribed any treatment? You can repost with more information. If you are concerned and not being treated properly then you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Small streaks of blood in phlegm/spit returned after 10 days on doxycycline for sinus infection. Not coughing it up do I need more meds?

Small streaks of blood in phlegm/spit returned after 10 days on doxycycline for sinus infection. Not coughing it up do I need more meds?

Sinus disease: The sinuses are aerated chambers that often get closed off and infected. Antibiotics are helpful but the important thing is to open them up again so they will drain. This is often achieved by using gentle saline solution or inhaled nasal steroids. Make sure the air you are breathing is not too dry. Occasionally topical antibiotics will help with the healing. ...Read more

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Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin), now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts, head hurts, dizzy! Should I go back to dr or is this ok?

Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin), now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts, head hurts, dizzy! Should I go back to dr or is this ok?

Sinus infection.: This is not ok. You should definitely go back to see your doctor and should make contact as soon as possible.
As soon as you are well you should find a way to stop smoking as this will cause you increasing problems and disease. ...Read more

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For the last week or so I've had a taste in my mouth I can't seem to get rid of it taste like when I have a sinus infection, but no other symptoms?

For the last week or so I've had a taste in my mouth I can't seem to get rid of it taste like when I have a sinus infection, but no other symptoms?

Bad taste: Bad taste can come from various sources.
First get a thorough dental exam. If there are no dental or oral problems, check with an ENT specialist.
Smoking, diet, acid reflux, and drugs all can cause taste problems. ...Read more

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Hi I asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?

Hi I asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?

Infected Tooth: Abscessed maxillary (upper) posterior tooth perhaps. Were any diagnostic films taken and were you given any recommendations or an rx at all? ...Read more

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I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

Could be: Kindly revisit your doctor for a second look, you may need an extra dose or another medicine, meanwhile use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, good luck ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?

I have a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?

You sound sick.: This could be a sinus infection or even the flu. You may require treatment. You need to visit your PMD or consult with one of us on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?

Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?

Could: If you tender around the eye with tapping it most likely sinus problem. Please consult your doctor for evaluation and poss imaging. You may need treatment for sinusitis.
Feel better ...Read more

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Sometimes it tasts like a sewer in my mouth, do I have a sinus infection I do smoke

Hello.: Hello. I don't know the reason that your mouth tastes so bad. Tobacco products contain toxins that can prevent the cilia (little hairs that whip out impurities) from moving. This can cause impurities to stagnate in your sinuses and nose. If you have a drip coming down the back of your throat or mucus of varying colors coming out of your nose, especially if you feel congested or have pressure over sinuses, you might have a sinus infection or sinus congestion. The maxillary sinuses are often impacted (they are situated below the eyes on the front of the cheeks, on either side of the nose). Smoking can be the source of many unpleasant bodily problems. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and have taken clarithromycin since monday. I've started coughing up a little blood. Is this normal? Is it an emergency?

I have a sinus infection and have taken clarithromycin since monday. I've started coughing up a little blood. Is this normal? Is it an emergency?

Not normal: But it may not be an emergency if it is simply a little blood tinged mucus, as it may be a simple aspect of your sinus infection/inflammation. Get checked by dr. During normal business hours in the next 24 h and you should be ok. If severe bleeding, then get urgent care. ...Read more

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I am not sure if I have a sinus infection but my cold is really bothersome. I have been experiencing blood in mucus in the last couple of days.?

Nasal spray Or ENT: This could definitely be a sinus infection. Try using an over the counter nasal spray like Afrin or Dristan or generic with Oxymetazoline. Use 3 puffs in each nostril 3 times a day for a week. You could also try oral decongestants to help open up the sinus passages. If you are not completely better in 7-10 days you shouid really see an Ear Nose Throat (ENT) doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. What sleeping techniques are there so that I don't get extreme dry mouth in the morning?

I have a sinus infection. What sleeping techniques are there so that I don't get extreme dry mouth in the morning?

Biotene Gel: The main way to prevent acute dry mouth is try to breathe with your mouth closed. During a sinus infection that can be difficult. Nasal sprays like afrin do well short term to help clear nasal passages to breathe.

The other thing you can do is go to the drug store and pick up biotene gel. It is a product designed specifically for people with dry mouth to help keep tissues moist longer. ...Read more

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Can a person have a sinus infection and not really know it? I don't have running nose, but stuffy in morning with some blood and green mucus sometimes

Sinusitis?: Without knowing exactly where the blood and green mucous is emanating from it is impossible to know if you have sinusitis. This is generally clinical diagnosis made by nasality of speech, pain and swelling over the sinuses, congestion and purulent nasal discharge. There may be headache, fever and redness, but to be sure where this is coming from see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and now I have a large lump on the roof of my mouth. It's very painful and makes it hard to swallow. Will the Prednisone clea?

I have a sinus infection and now I have a large lump on the roof of my mouth. It's very painful and makes it hard to swallow. Will the Prednisone clea?

Spreading infection?: If the doctor who prescribed the prednisone was aware of the lump and didn't think it important, take it as directed plus your antbiotic (s). If it is new since then, or you think the doc is unaware, contact her office. (It's the weekend, but someone will be covering.) Possibly sinus infection burrowing through your palate, which could be serious. Maybe no danger, but don't take the chance. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a sinus infection. I have been taking 2 mg of amoxicillan a day. I am scared of getting a blood clot. Should I get up?

I was recently diagnosed with a sinus infection. I have been taking 2 mg of amoxicillan a day. I am scared of getting a blood clot. Should I get up?

Get up: Sinus infections or taking Amoxicillin would not increase your risk for a blood clot. Immobilization does increase the risk. At least keep moving your calves. Get up if not at risk of falling. Why you are in bed? ...Read more

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Past 4 months lost 27 pounds unintentionally had sinus infection but cleared up took blood test was normal could I have cancer with the weight lost?

Past 4 months lost 27 pounds unintentionally had sinus infection but cleared up took blood test was normal could I have cancer with the weight lost?

Check it out: There are many causes of weight loss like this. Please don't ignore. Let your PCP check you out. He can easily investigate you for serous causes including cancer. Don't delay ...Read more

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My 3 year old has sinus infection x 3 days. Fever resolved. Noticed today when he cried, had blood tinged tears. Should I b concern or related to sinu?

My 3 year old has sinus infection x 3 days. Fever resolved. Noticed today when he cried, had blood tinged tears. Should I b concern or related to sinu?

Check his eyes: Be sure there is no scratch. He may possibly have pink eye from allergy or developing eye infection. Take a look, if not take a picture or video to show your pediatrician tomorrow. Sounds like it is benign but if it is moderate to large amount, you may need to go to er tonight or call on call pediatrician and ask for advice. ...Read more

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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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Does a sinus infection show on a blood test. I had a cbc& auto differential and a basic metablic panel done said I had no infection, but I can feel it?

Does a sinus infection show on a blood test. I had a cbc& auto differential and a basic metablic panel done said I had no infection, but I can feel it?

No: With any infection signs of inflammation may show with sedimentation rate or WBC elevation.
But with sinus congestion, inflammation, infection these may not show.
Transillumination with
Flashlight may detect the congestion, and X-rays can show! Easily.
Nasal, saline and a decongestant may help you resolve.
If fever or worsening see ENT ...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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I noticed some bright red blood in my urine today. For the past week, I have been suffering from a sinus infection that has turned into a frequent cou?

I noticed some bright red blood in my urine today. For the past week, I have been suffering from a sinus infection that has turned into a frequent cou?

See your physician: These things could be unrelated, but could also be signs/symptoms of something more serious like a vasculitis. I would highly recommend being evaluated. ...Read more

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Coughing from sinus infection and coughing up blood?

Coughing from sinus infection and coughing up blood?

From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persists, use a saline sinus wash. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and antihistamines. ...Read more

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I have sinus infection. Blowing out a lot of blood and also nauseas. Should I be concerned? What should I do?

Sinusitis: See a doctor. Sinus infections require decongestants, analgesics, nasal irrigation, possibly nasal steroids and perhaps antibiotics. Go and get this taken care of before it really becomes severe. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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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