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A 34-year-old male asked about a 33-year-old female:

coughing up mucus with traces of blood. swollen tonsils and throat. is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain.

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Last updated Dec 5, 2019

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