Sinusitis

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Doctor diagnosed sinusitis , had it 2 weeks and hasn't improved , taking amoxicillin still have earache. Now I have started coughing up small amounts of blood when I wake up in the morning in my spittle , my sinusus don't feel blocked but hurt and my phlegm is clear , any advice as id love to be able to tastey food soon and it's getting me depressed, thanks

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    If it's been 2 weeks without the amoxicillin making any improvement perhaps you should go back to your doctor.  You ought to get the new thing of blood in your spittle checked out anyway.  When you say your phlegm is clear I take it you mean from your nose (and sinus) rather than from your lungs (where the small amount of blood come from) - I hope this is right.

    Two weeks of amoxicillin should have made a difference so do go back and get it all checked out.  Don't get depressed but do get it sorted!

    Just a warning - don't let your doctor prescribe Cipro or any other fluoroquinolone.  These are very dangerous antibiotics - check out the discussions about them on this site.

    Take care.

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      Hi Miriam , sorry wasn't clear , had the infection for about 2 weeks , only been taking the antibiotics since Tuesday , haven't had another blood incident today , felt rather like it had traveled down my nose and down my throat .. contacted. NHS 111 regarding blood incident and suggested I monitored it for a couple of days

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     You need to be checked for bronchiectasis if you're having hemoptysis (coughing up blood).  I have had sinus infections for years, and now I have bronchiectasis and NTM.

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    Hi Jason, Nasal passages can become dry with winter air and irriated that could make them bleed, sounds like you need to see a ENT  he or she can do a scope look  up into your sinuses do a culture if needed and see what's going on, hope this helps.

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