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why does he have bloody boogers?

my son is almost 5 months old. and just got his first cold a few days ago. started with coughing then he got congested. we have a humidifier on in the room, so his cough is gone but his still pretty stuffed up. so ive been sucking his boogers out with the little noses saline drips and the blue bulb. well i just did this and his right nostril was filled with slimy boogers and they were redish/pinkish. is this normal? its not dry in here, so idk why there would be any blood.

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Asked by momma_2b_2010 at 7:40 PM on Jun. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • maybe the saline is causing irritation, mixed with you sucking the bookies out, probably took some skin off and caused a small bleed.

    Or just from dry air before the humidifier

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 7:43 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Sounds like a sinus infection to me. I've had children in my daycare that have blood in the mucus from their nose. You might need to get some antibiotics to get it cleared up if it doesn't go away.

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 7:43 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • His nose could be raw on the inside from running and then being sucked out alot. Even if its not dry, the skin in there can still get irritated. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless the problem continues or gets worse.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 7:43 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • sounds like there might be some irritation or you put in the sucker too hard or sucked too hard. it happens. happened with mine. as long as its not GUSHING blood you are fine

    Answer by sati769leigh at 7:44 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • The nasal passages get irritated and bleed. The aspirator can be an irritant as well. If the humidifier is causing too much moisture or humidity in his room, consider not using it a while. The rest should go away on its own.

    You know the old saying about the "cure for the common cold", it's a week or 7 days, whichever you pick! (wink) :)

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 7:48 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • ok thanks ladies!

    Comment by momma_2b_2010 (original poster) at 7:49 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

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