I had a cold about two weeks ago but i still have cough with phlegm, and when i blow my nose a thick yellow mucus that is very very bloody comes out. What could be the cause of that?
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replied March 27th, 2012
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The symptoms mentioned indicate the possibility of infections like sinusitis. Acute sinusitis is usually ‎caused by a bacterial infection in the sinuses that results from an upper respiratory tract infection.‎

The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull (behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks, and eyes) that ‎are lined with mucus membranes. Healthy sinuses contain no bacteria or other germs. Usually, mucus ‎is able to drain out and air is able to circulate.‎

When the sinus openings become blocked or too much mucus builds up, bacteria and other germs can ‎grow more easily.‎

Using anti histamines (like benadryl or clarityn) and anti inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, or ‎‎tylenol) as needed can be very helpful to control the ‎symptoms. But you might consult your doctor for ‎a examination, to determine the need for any antibiotics and other ‎supplementary medications to ‎help you recover sooner. ‎

I hope this helps.‎

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