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woke up this morning spitting blood. no cough. no sicknesses. i did have some cayenne pepper on its own last night. could that have been the issue? 34 yr old healthy male had covid in march. xrays and echo show heart and lungs are fine?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Spitting blood: Spitting blood is not normal, and is often a symptom. It may or may not be COVID related. Call your physician and find out the cause.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Unsure: I am not sure. Capsaicin which is found in hot peppers can cause burning pain with ingestion as well as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Hematemesis has been reported with ingestion of pepper spray. Oropharyngeal lesions might be caused by capsaicin. Really don't know that cause.

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Last updated Nov 13, 2020

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