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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

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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I have sinus issues. Very dry conditions in house cause severe dryness in my mouth and throat. Last couple of days I have had blood in my my mucus?

I have sinus issues. Very dry conditions in house cause severe dryness in my mouth and throat. Last couple of days I have had blood in my my mucus?

Typical: winter weather issue. Consider otc sinus irrigation bottle and use twice daily. Or use saline mister persistently throughout the day. Drink plenty of water. Drying can also be a medication side effect. ...Read more

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I get sinus infections but even when there not infected I have blood coming from nose through roof of mouth why?

I get sinus infections but even when there not infected I have blood coming from nose through roof of mouth why?

Roof of Mouth: Do you have a hole in the roof of your mouth? If so you need to see an oral surgeon. This is called an oral antral communication and is serious! many causes and since we cannot diagnose without seeing you i would have the area checked by an oral surgeon and an ENT md specialist. ...Read more

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I have chronic sinus infections & mild asthma. Recently I have occasional blood when I rinse my mouth. No cough. Not dental. Throat looks fine. Worry?

I have chronic sinus infections & mild asthma. Recently I have occasional blood when I rinse my mouth. No cough. Not dental. Throat looks fine. Worry?

Gingivitis?: You are on lots of airway maintenance drugs that can alter the ecology of your mouth. The Advair is a steroid that can also cause a shift in the bugs. Probably breathing through you mouth most of the day and night. This can dry out your gums and over react to the bacteria causing gingivitis (bleeding gums) See you dentist for treatment and suggested care. ...Read more

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Zithromax/shot rocephin-sinus infect/sore throat 3 days before blood checkup- RBC 4.15, WBC 2.5 hct 37.9, & mono%14.3 platelet 177 leukemia? Worried!

Zithromax/shot rocephin-sinus infect/sore throat 3 days before blood checkup- RBC 4.15, WBC 2.5 hct 37.9, & mono%14.3 platelet 177 leukemia? Worried!

Relax....: Based on your note above, there is no indication to be concerned about a blood cancer. Monocytes are doing their job- likely trying to fight off your infection. Just follow up with your doctor as you recover in a couple weeks and ensure any abnormalities resolve. ...Read more

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There's blood in my mouth after i purge, should I be worried?

There's blood in my mouth after i purge, should I be worried?

Yes you should be.: Purging (self- induced emesis) is very unhealthy. Do not know the site for your bleeding. It is important that you are honest with your physician about your purging and your bleeding. You need a comprehensive medical evaluation -& likely a psychiatric assessment as well. For more than minor bleeding, please seek urgent care. ...Read more

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I sucked some stuff down from my sinuses threw my mouth and it had a smear of blood should I be worried ?

I sucked some stuff down from my sinuses threw my mouth and it had a smear of blood should I be worried ?

Maybe: This likely represents blood from your sinuses which could be from a bloody nose, infection or inflammation. I would reccomend that you see your doctor and get it checked out. ...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