Re: blowing up blood!
When sinuses become raw from viral or bacterial infections, you will have blood come out, amount depending on how raw it is. Sounds like you have a bad case of whatever it is.
Irrigating with salt water is cleansing and healing. It will burn like crazy, but, that is o.k. grit your teeth and do it anyway. I use 1 cup boiled water, 1/2 teaspoon plain salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, mix well, strain thru paper coffee filter, fill clean nasal spray bottles. COOL. Hang head off bed (lie on back), squirt a few squirts into each nostril, sniff, turn head side to side slowly, remain their a little bit, say kkkkkk while getting up to keep solution from running down throat, blow nose gently if needed. This will help cut loose junk in the sinuses, is healing, and cleansing. Do this morning and night.
Taking plain Robitussin at bedtime will help keep mucous in throat thinned and throat will be less sore next morning. Elevating head of bed or on pillows will help the postnasal drip.
Taking an anahistimine will help relieve allergy if that is part of your problem. Yes, one side nostril closing goes along with this sort of thing. Sometimes it is one or the other or both. One side of sinuses may be worse than the other. Keep a vaporizor going to keep moisture in the air. Dry makes sinus problems worse.
You may need to use a nasal spray to open up nostril so you can breathe or irrigate. Do not use very often or you will get a rebound making it worse.
There is a bug, not sure whether it is virus or bacterial going around that is very wicked. I have it and was off antibiotic 3 days and it has come back full force. Starting second round of Z-Pak and will see if it knocks it out. The virus or bug caused "tracheal bronchitis" besides the sinuses.
Check out the thread: Sinusitis? or pneumonia?