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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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Dr. James Lin
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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 was diagnosed with a sinus infection but my lungs were clear. Ihave been spitting up yellow mucus with streaks of blood. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed with a sinus infection but my lungs were clear. Ihave been spitting up yellow mucus with streaks of blood. Is this normal?

Yes: The fluid from your nose runs backward into your throat. From there, it stimulates coughing or spitting. The yellow mucous with streaks of blood is from your sinuses. This is good, it means that the mucous is moving out of your sinuses and your infection is starting to clear up. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

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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 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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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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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. Jeffrey Satinover
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more