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Why do i spit up small specks of blood when i gargle with salt water? This doesn't happen if I gargle with listerine or hydrogen peroxide.
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5/29/2018
Dr. Chip
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Hi again

How long has this been going on?

Any gum pain or sinus pressure?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
I did a couple weeks ago and once in December. My gums behind my wisdom teeth got inflamed. I took antibiotics for them both times. I have no sore throat but my tonsils are usually inflamed. I was told I had mild tonsillar hypertrophy. As far as sinus go. They are also somewhat inflamed the air is a little dry where I'm at. I also have allergies and was told that I am allergic to to cat hair. I have been living with a couple cats. Since the time I have been here I seem to have had a very minor weeze and a case of mild post nasal drip. I developed what I think are cobblestones in the back my throat as well. Here is a photo of the back of my throat, taken a few days ago.
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
But I only noticed this about a week ago on spitting up specks of blood when i tried gargling with salt water for the purposes of trying to bring my tonsils down.
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Here is another close up l

Any problem with heartburn or indigestion?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Not that I noticed.

Well you've got evidence of a cobblestone pharynx there and that can be from gastric acid reflux

So the blood could be from the back of your throat

Otherwise it would be from your gums or perhaps from a sinus infection with post nasal drip

I don't see this as anything serious but you should have your doctor check for all that

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Are sinus infections highly contagious?

No--not at all

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