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Blood In Phlegm Throat
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
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
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...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
Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more
Chesty cough with greeny yellow phlegm. A bit of blood in mucus sometimes. headache & sore throat/neck.Worse with cold air. Son has croup. Do I?
Tickly throat overnight; blood in phlegm, not coughed up -drawn up;temperature, stuffy nose, particularly behind eyes. Sinusitis? When to see doctor?
Go To ER: If you are bleeding that much you need to be seen by an ent. If it is significant go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...Read more
Hi, got wheezing sound at night nd early morning. Spirometer test normal no coughing, lots of sputum in throat.Feels blood with sputum in throat.
Phlegm taste in mouth and breath.
Pain in sternum.
No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat.
Phlegm in throat: Phlegm in the throat associated with throat clearing and heartburn symptoms sounds like acid reflux. Generally treatment would start out with acid avoidance (citrus, tomatoes, peppermint, coffee, peppermint, etc) Acid irritating the throat frequently results in increased mucous and prompts throat clearing. I advise increasing water intake and consider starting an antacid. See your doctor. ...Read more
Infection: A cough that is productive of discolored sputum is consistent with a lower respiratory infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Alternatively, significant postnasal drip of mucus can be coughed up. A physician can assess the need for antibiotics and whether a chest x-ray would be helpful. ...Read more
Sore throat. Fatigue. No nausea. No fever. Blood in saliva. Lungs and heart in good condition. Ex-smoker.
Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?
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