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I have been having back to back nose bleeds

A doctor yesterday diagnosed me with a sinus infection and today I have been having back to back nose bleeds along with the non stop flow of mucus. Is it the sinus infection, decongestants drying me out (Psuedofed (sp?) or dayquil s Phenylephrine), or is it possibly something else ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there,

If it's too much or too frequent you need medical attention.
1.The most common causes are nose picking and trauma to the nose. Sinus infection or decongestants usually don't cause bleeds
2. The other less common causes could be increased blood pressure or even tumors deep in your nose or sinuses.

Answered: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

You can expect bleeding from the nose during acute sinusitis. In fact, using nasal decongestants can dry up your nose and make the mucus secretions thick. You need to start on antibiotics and mucolytics (such as ambroxyl/bromhexine) as soon as possible, use saline nasal drops 3 drops 3-4 times/day after consulting your ENT specialist. Also, drink plenty of warm water (it keeps the nose moist and liquifies the thick mucus) and do steam inhalation 2-3 times/day.

Dr. Naveen Kumar
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