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Mucus and blood discharge with sneezing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had a bloody but clear snotty sneezing discharge from my nose for more that two months now. is it just allergies or something more?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi XXXXXXXX , May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   absolutely dr.
User :   brint it ON
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   36
Doctor :   May I know if you have a past history of Hypertension or High Blood Pressure ?
User :   none, thank youl
User :   ! i mean
Doctor :   Ok, That is encouraging.
User :   i have borderline low-blood pressure, actually
Doctor :   May I know if you have any infection in the sinus or any long term Nasal problems ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no
Doctor :   Does the nosebleeding stop if you exert some external pressure ?
User :   not to slight you doctor, but you are sounding far far too much like a computer for how much im paying.
User :   it's not nosebleeding, it's just blood when i sneeze and blow with clear mucous.
Doctor :   I undersatnd XXXXXXXX that I might be asking too many questions , but the reality is nasal bleeds can happen in cases like Haemorrage in Brain Or any Tumors which we have to rule out .
Doctor :   If it is just a few drops of blood , it is very common in winter due to dryness.
Doctor :   I hope your problem is just this and you can get well soon by just using some Moisturising drops.
Doctor :   But I am very sorry , but I need to go through the set of questions to screen you as at the first instance I cannot physically examine you.
Doctor :   I hope you understand my constraint.
User :   but...there is no dryness. i live in 80% humidity, and it's been warm. i've never had this kind of thing before, and i've lived here for 20 years.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   This is want I need to find out and deduce from your history.
Doctor :   For how much time does it bleed or there is blood or how many ml. roughly every time ?
User :   i understand everything you need to do. i am a medical student, and i understand the importance of history.
Doctor :   Oh, That is nice to know .
Doctor :   For how much time does it bleed or there is blood or how many ml. roughly every time ?
Doctor :   Are you taking some drugs like pain killers ? or Aspirin ?
User :   ok. so, i had a sinus infection at the beginning of nov and took antibiotics. sorry, cant remember the type. i was fine until about three weeks after, when i started with the sneezing combined with a feeling of (seriously) something almost crawling in my nose and tickling it.
Doctor :   Did you have any Viral Rhinitis or Acute Sinusitis in the recent past ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   so yes, sinusitis. i would think it was just allergies, but no one else who usually has allergies has had them, and then there's the blood.
Doctor :   Ok, Please take do not worry.
Doctor :   Take Otrivin drops which are OTC drugs.
Doctor :   At least thrice daily.
Doctor :   And Nosion drops thrice daily every 8 hrs.
User :   it is bloody mucus, i would say, every time i blow my nose. which now is 10 times more than i did three months ago.
Doctor :   Take both of them at 4 hrs interval.
Doctor :   Please avoid dust and cold foods or cool drinks or any alleregns.
Doctor :   I would suggest you see an ENT it it doesnt sdubside in a three days
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