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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is this really a simple cold/ flu? still sick after 3 days. no stuffy/ runny nose, yes coughing up phlegm/ blood, throat irritation, loss appetite.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Influenza: It may be influenza or a flu-like illness, but coughing up blood is disturbing. If this does not stop in next several days or you have fever, shortness of breath or other new symptoms you should go and get seen by a doctor and evaluated. Good luck.
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