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The mucus in my nose is a little bloody. Is this a sign of an infection?

The mucus in my nose is a little bloody. Is this a sign of an infection?

Possibly...: Usually a small amount of blood may be seen if you blow your nose hard or if you have allergies and the tissues in your nose are quite inflamed. However it can at tiimes be associated with significant sinus infections, so if it does not go away after a week should get it checked by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Mucus (Definition)

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


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Whenver I blow my nose there's droplets of blood and bloody mucus in the tissue. Is this normal? Could it be a sign of infection or cancer?

Whenver I blow my nose there's droplets of blood and bloody mucus in the tissue. Is this normal? Could it be a sign of infection or cancer?

Probably not: Especially in dry winter air, some blood when you blow your nose can be normal. If this is unusual for you, and if you have other symptoms (congestion, fatigue, drainage, etc.), it could be a symptom of sinus infection. It would be very rare for this symptom to mean you have cancer. A simple treatment would be to start moisturizing with saline spray and a little vaseline periodically. ...Read more

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I think i've had a sinus infection for about a week now because the mucus in 1 side of my nose is entirely bloody, is this a really bad thing?

I think i've had a sinus infection for about a week now because the mucus in 1 side of my nose is entirely bloody, is this a really bad thing?

Could be: Bleeding for a week is never a good thing. You may have a sinus infection but a presenting symptom of that isn't typically bleeding. I'd suggest a visit to your primary healthcare provider for an evaluation and recommendations for follow-up. ...Read more

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What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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6yr old with fever & ear infection has bloody mucous when clearing nose?

6yr old with fever & ear infection has bloody mucous when clearing nose?

Probably sinusitis: The way describe it may be sinusitis. Get her to a physician to check if she needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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I spit out a thick glob of white mucus that was in my nose. I'd never had mucus so thick before. What does this mean? Infection?

I spit out a thick glob of white mucus that was in my nose. I'd never had mucus so thick before. What does this mean? Infection?

Allergies?: Could be seasonal allergies, particularly if you don't feel sick. Could try over the counter allergy meds if its bad enough. Or go to a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have had a stuffy nose for nearly a mnth. Sometimes when i blow it reallu green mucus comes ouy and it smells bad..Do u think I have an infection?

I have had a stuffy nose for nearly a mnth. Sometimes when i blow it reallu green mucus comes ouy and it smells bad..Do u think I have an infection?

Sinusitis.: It's possible the discharge is from your sinuses (sinusitis). Your doctor can determine this. It often responds to an intranasal inhaled steroid. Antibiotic therapy can often be avoided (thereby avoiding the risk of acquiring a resistant organism). ...Read more

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How long does amoxicillin take to treat chest infection and mucus in nose ?

How long does amoxicillin take to treat chest infection and mucus in nose ?

7-10 days: It works better for infections in the nose than the chest, but usually at lest 7-10 days are needed. Some sinus infections need even longer. ...Read more

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I've been sick for about six weeks with a ear infection and a cold and today when i woke up i blew my nose and blood and thick mucus came out .

I've been sick for about six weeks with a ear infection and a cold and today when i woke up i blew my nose and blood and  thick mucus came out .

See below: See your doctor soon. The duration of symptoms alone warrant an evaluation. Although 98% of sinus infections are viral per the infectious disease society of america, there are some that can be bacterial or related to other problems. See you doc. ...Read more

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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


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