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Taste Blood When Coughing
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waking up often during mornings with taste of blood (metallic?) in mouth.No blood when I spit out
Is Mouth/Chest source?Also have high blood pressure
Drug side effect?: In addition to infections (bronchial, sinus, etc), many drugs, including some used for high blood pressure, can cause abnormal taste sensations. Google "drug side effects" to find several resources where you can search your medications to see if they have this effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow up/more info: You should see your physician if you have sputum with blood. If it is more than a scant amount, the Emergency room can evaluate. I would suggest a TB test and a close exam of your nose. Sometimes nasal bleeding can result in blood tinged phlegm. A virtual consult appt is available. ...Read more
Need Treatment: Consul your doctor. Take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup, one teaspoonful 3 times a day till the cough goes away. Allegra 180 mg one tablet at night for 3 weeks. Continue with your present medication for bp. For constipation, take 4 tablets ( all 4 at once) at night and you will have good bm next morning. ...Read more
See your doctor: It may be due to an infection but need to rule out a more serious cause especially if you are a smoker or have had a lot of 2nd hand smoke exposure. ...Read more
Blood when blowing nose and spitting up little blood and pink in morning could that be from post nasal drip from nose?
I have a very nasty cough cant stop coughing finding it hard it breath horrible taste when coughing up yellow/green phlem?
Mgt: I would suggest drinking fluids, rest and if you have a fever for more than one day, seeing your PCP. You may have bronchitis, Most bronchitic infections are viral but some should be treated with a course of antibiotics. If you have lung disease, smoke, or are experiencing shortness of breath, please see your ED right away. ...Read more
Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?
Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metallic mouth taste: There are many causes for a metal taste in the mouth. Most are systemic and need a internal medical consult to find the answer. They will check diet meds topicals, etc that may be involved. The mouth often reflects conditions elsewhere in the body. Pay attention when our body sends up this kind of signal. It is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat hurts blood in mucus throbbing head i'm a smoker been sick on and off for months when not sick mucus and more mucus. Why the blood?
See a doctor : Are you coughing up blood or you have blood in your nasal secretions ? You need further work up if blood coming from the lungs, chest x ray, etc.If it is in your nasal secretions a course of antibiotics for sinusitis might bd needed. The best thing is to see a doctor and have an exam in the office. Please dot smoking. ...Read more
Coughing up pale green phlegm that tastes bad; burps taste like phlegm too. (Have had bronchitis twice before, is it related?)
How does one notice hemoptysis? Blood taste in mouth? Feeling of bringing stuff up from the chest?
Cough from chest: By definition hemoptysis is when the patient coughs up blood from the lower Airways . it is important to differentiate hemoptysis from hematemesis , (vomiting blood), also from severe sinusitis ,when blood run down to the lower airways , then patient coughs the blood back up ...Read more
Scratchy throat when swallowing food and water sweating allot nose stopped up with dried snot with a little blood and headaches any idea ?
Coughing up brown-ish color mucus with weird taste somewhat metallic, shortness of breath, & hurts when I take deep breaths. What can this be? HELP!
Mgt: You may have pneumonia which can cause irritation of the lining of the lung. This irritation may result in bleeding which tinges the sputum a brownish color. Please ask your doctor to send the sputum for bacterial and possibly fungal cultures. Monitor your temperature, and please see your PCP to discuss a course of antibiotics, culture and maybe a chest x ray. ...Read more
Scratchy throat in morning some coughing. Coughed up caramel colored mucus this morning. I Smoke sometimes. ?
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?
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. ...Read more
I have been having bad chest pain and coughing up mucus that taste awful and sometimes taste like blood. ?
Mgt/workup: It is common to have chest pain especially when breathing in, during an episode of bronchitis. If the mucus has any visible blood, please see your physician. This can happen as a result of inflammation. If you have any problems breathing, or at risk for a heart attack, then you should go to the ED. A virtual appt can be booked to follow up. ...Read more
Sources...: Sources of coughing blood include mouth, post-nasal drip with blood draining into the back of your mouth and blood in the lung airways. You should be evaluated by your doctor to be sure there is no bleeding and to treat it if there is bleeding. Certain medications can cause abnormal tastes and your doctor can evaluate this as well. If you are smoking, your doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more
Why do I taste blood when I cough? I've had a frequent, productive cough for the past 2 days. Should I be concerned?
Yes: You are obviously already concerned but have not provided enuf info to allow advice guiding you further. Do you have fever, chest pain, shortness of air, have you been exposed to someone with infection, and so on. Go and see a doctor and let them examine you, and they may need a chest x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had a cough for over 2 weeks now and it doesn't seem to clear anything . I also taste blood when i cough and have a tight chest?
Hi so I've had a chronic cough for a long time and sense October it's been really frequent And I taste blood when I cough and i have been diagnosed with acid reflux. Why do I taste blood and my chest hurts as well.
May be blood: Its possible the chronic cough is traumatizing the airway and you indeed are tasting blood. In any event get a workup why the cough allergy, severe reflux, asthma etc alst take the reflux seriously and start taking medication to reduce acid production. I think you should be in close contact with either your PMD or a gastroenterologist ...Read more
I ran 101 fever last night all night fever broke finally around five...I have a headache my head feels dizzy and i taste blood when i cough?
I've had a chronic cough for 3 months and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux, taste blood when I cough and I get lightheaded. why is this?
Took ibuprofen for severe lower right flank pain. Tasted blood when i cough. No blood in sputum. Blew nose and had lg clots and blood. Please advise?
Reasons: Ibuprofen decreases inflammation and probably allowed passage of the blood accumulating from the burst vessels in the back of he nose in uri. The other is that Ibuprofen can cause people with sensitivity to it like nasal polyposis to bleed, or simply interfere with the platelet aggregation. ...Read more
Why can I taste blood, sometimes when i cough, not chesty a little tickle but have health anxciety really scared ..
I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.
Allergic cough??: You don't mention any fever or production of a lot of mucus or people nearby you(family, coworkers) being ill. That makes me think you might have a cough brought on by a post-nasal drip irritating the back of your throat and making you have a dry hacking, non-productive cough. If you have thickly feeling just a second or so before cough easily treated without antibiotics. (Benzonatate 200 q8h) ...Read more
Am just getting over a virus but have a persistent cough, tight chest, chest taste of blood when i cough but no actual blood, is this normal after?
Metallic/blood taste when i cough but no blood or mucus I have reflux that goes up to throat. Clear cxr in july. 36yo smoker. Cld this b lung cancer?
Hemoptysis.....: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, can occur with acute bronchitis which is the most common etiology. But, malignancy can also cause hemoptysis so, if you cough up blood, you must be evaluated by your doctor to rule out malignancy. If you smoke, your doctor can help with smoking cessation as well. ...Read more
Caught a cold a few days back, I tend to ignore it but I'm pretty sure I taste blood every time I cough now. Anything to worry about?
Probably not: Based on your history you probably have some irritation of the tissue of the back of throat or some mild nasal bleeding with cough. Drink plenty of water. Use humidifier at night to avoid tissue drying out. If smoking - consider quitting. If symptoms not better in a week or worsen see MD. http://www.webmd.com/lung/bacterial-or-viral-infections-of-the-respiratory-tract ...Read more
I've had a cough for almost 4 months and the past 2 weeks it had been non stop, every 5-10 min and it hurts, I get lightheaded, taste blood sometimes?
I am experiencing chest congestion. I am over weight and it hard for me to breathe and also when I cough I taste blood
Moved into new house and allergies are awful. Get asthmatic when in bedrooms for a long time. On allergy med and shots. Cough up flem and taste blood.
Clean/HEPA filter: If you are coughing up any blood tinged fluid, you could have an infection or other lung problem. It is best to check with you doctor. For your allergic asthma, cleaning the carpets, dusting with a mask on, and buying a hepa filter unit will help to decrease your exposure to environmental triggers of your asthma. Take asthma medications as prescribed and avoid areas that trigger your cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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