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What causes bloody boogers?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Nose bleed

The obvious answer is a nose bleed.
The nose is pretty complex, though. The lining tissues if the nose and sinuses is called mucosa. This tissue is really quite thin and can dry out, crack and bleed slightly. The sinuses can also bleed, which can cause bloody nasal secretions or boogers. Trauma to the nose, big or small can do it too. Hope this helps.

In brief: Nose bleed

The obvious answer is a nose bleed.
The nose is pretty complex, though. The lining tissues if the nose and sinuses is called mucosa. This tissue is really quite thin and can dry out, crack and bleed slightly. The sinuses can also bleed, which can cause bloody nasal secretions or boogers. Trauma to the nose, big or small can do it too. Hope this helps.
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