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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

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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Coughing up blood mixed with mucus but it was more like skin. I went to the er today got a lung an shoulder infection an a sinus infection?

Coughing up blood mixed with mucus but it was more like skin. I went to the er today got a lung an shoulder infection an a sinus infection?

Mgt: In a few days after using nasal saline rinses and antibiotics you should feel much better. If you experience fever, chills or worsening, please see your physician.
Have you had a TB test? ...Read more

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I have a cold for about a 9 days. It is not going away. Green mucus from nose and throat. Blood in nose. Facial pain and cough. Sinus infection?

I have a cold for about a 9 days. It is not going away. Green mucus from nose and throat. Blood in nose. Facial pain and cough. Sinus infection?

Good chance: After nine days and with the facial pain developing, it is certainly possible that you have a sinus infection. Even so, it is still possibly viral if you are a non-smoker. I would see your doctor or urgent care tomorrow and in the meantime, try the neti-pot or nasal saline spray, ibuprofen and dayquil/nyquil. ...Read more

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Cough, sinus infection, blood in back of throat, lump on side of neck, fluid in ear, going on 3 weeks, seen 2 docs, just finished omniflex, no better?

Cough, sinus infection, blood in back of throat, lump on side of neck, fluid in ear, going on 3 weeks, seen 2 docs, just finished omniflex, no better?

ENT: You might try a decongestant, and saline nasal irrigation with a neti-pot. This sounds like it may be viral or allergic, but without seeing you there is no way in which to know. It has been long enough to warrant a third opinion if you have not yet been seen by an ENT specialist. Go and be seen, diagnosed and managed appropriately. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection a week ago, I was feeling better except for chest pains and cough. Now I have a deep, raspy cough and chest pains.

I had a sinus infection a week ago, I was feeling better except for chest pains and cough. Now I have a deep, raspy cough and chest pains.

Sinus infection: If you are still pregnant and have a history of asthma with new symptoms of cough, chest pain and hoarseness, it's best to be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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I have a bad sinus infection. Discharge is totally clear and bubbly...along with what I believe is cnjuntivitus. Or vary similar. ..cough is brownish?

I have a bad sinus infection. Discharge is totally clear and bubbly...along with what I believe is cnjuntivitus. Or vary similar. ..cough is brownish?

How do you know?: Whenever a patient gives us their diagnosis, I have to wonder how do you know you have " a bad sinus infection? " The presence of a conjunctivitis is even more suspicious of a viral infection which represents as high as 98% of all upper respiratory infections. Incidentally, you did not ask a question so I will tell you to hang in there for at least 2 weeks and if you're not better, consult an ENT. ...Read more

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I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can I treat it for gd.

I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can I treat it for gd.

Need more sleep: I wonder if you are taking care of yourself properly if you keep having these kinds of problems? Sleep is a very important part of the immune system -so make sure you get enough. I wonder too if you are taking care of your sinuses -some people are a 'set up' for these problems if they have allergies/chronic inflammation. Have you seen your doctor about this? You might benefit from a nasal steroid. ...Read more

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I think I have a sinus infection. Temperature is 101.4 and yellow drainage with a cough that seems nonstop and generally feeling bad.

I think I have a sinus infection. Temperature is 101.4 and yellow drainage with a cough that seems nonstop and generally feeling bad.

Sinus infection: A high temperature as you described is concerning for infection. This may be seen with a streptococcal infection such as strep throat. I recommend that you see a provider immediately. ...Read more

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I thought I had a sinus infection now I'm wondering if it's something more. I am coughing so much it is hard to breathe. Very dry wezzy cough.

I thought I had a sinus infection now I'm wondering if it's something more. I am coughing so much it is hard to breathe. Very dry wezzy cough.

Get checked.: Since you are getting worse and wheezing, it's time to get checked. Stop over the counter cough, cold and sinus meds because they are of no proven benefit and can dry out your mucus and make it thick and so harder to cough up. Try Vick's nasal inhaler to open nose and blow it, don't sniff. Chloraseptic or Cepastat can numb the feeling of the mucus dripping in back of throat, which causes cough. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection about a year ago and I'm not convinced it's fully cleared up. I've had a cough for about 3 months and keep wheezing. I'm 26m?

I had a sinus infection about a year ago and I'm not convinced it's fully cleared up. I've had a cough for about 3 months and keep wheezing. I'm 26m?

Sinus/wheezing: The best way to look at your sinuses in detail is by CT scan. Your wheezing may be related to allergies or asthma. Pulmonary Function Studies would help with this diagnosis. A trial of a bronchodilator may help. All the best sorting out your symptoms. ...Read more

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I recently got a sinus infection about 2 days ago. I've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for it. Its the third day and my entire body hurts and I have a cough.

I recently got a sinus infection about 2 days ago. I've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for it. Its the third day and my entire body hurts and I have a cough.

Rx not benadryl (diphenhydramine): If truly sinus infection there is no effect by benadryl, (diphenhydramine) an antihistamine. Sinus infections need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics. Body ache could be related to systemic effects of infection. ...Read more

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Can I take cefdinir 300mg and cough medicine together. I have a sinus infection and horrible cough?

Can I take cefdinir 300mg and cough medicine together. I have a sinus infection and horrible cough?

Yes, you can: There are no known drug interactions between these two drugs. If concerned, see your PCP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When went to the doctor today he said I had a sinus infection. It hurts my chest when I cough. Is that normal?

When went to the doctor today he said I had a sinus infection. It hurts my chest when I cough. Is that normal?

2 related symptoms: Sinus infections are usually viral at the beginning. The fact that your chest hurts when you cough is most likely muscle tenderness caused by the coughing. Although the sinus symptoms (pain in the face, yellow nasal drainage) do not cause the cough, they are probably related to the same viral infection. Also, sinusitis can lead to excessive PND and that may lead to your cough. ...Read more

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Sinus infection & phlegmy cough, was put on Zithromax. Finished that a week ago, but still have the cough, feel better otherwise. Should I worry?

Sinus infection & phlegmy cough, was put on Zithromax. Finished that a week ago, but still have the cough, feel better otherwise. Should I worry?

Probably: Talk to your doctor again. Either your sinusitis has not been eradicated and you may need a different abx or the problem is caused by another condition. ...Read more

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When I cough, I get a sharp pain in the right side of my brain, the cough has been persistent for over 1 week. Had a bad sinus infection before then.

When I cough, I get a sharp pain in the right side of my brain, the cough has been persistent for over 1 week. Had a bad sinus infection before then.

Not really: You cannot have a pain in your brain because the brain is completely insensitive to pain. Sinuses are outside your skull; brain is inside. And there are no sinuses on the sides of your head. Whatever the pain is, it probably has nothing to do with either your brain or your sinuses. ...Read more

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Sinus infection no congestion or cough?

Sinus infection no congestion or cough?

Neti pot: Consider using a neti pot. You can also add a drop or two of sski or lugol's to the salt water. Too much iodine can make it sting. Rinse sinuses twice daily or more if needed. ...Read more

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Day surgery in few days. Have sinus infection with some cough.

Day surgery in few days. Have sinus infection with some cough.

If elective: Surgery then let surgeon know. He/she will want you in the best shape possible to minimize any additional risks. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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