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Bloody Boogers After Flu
I have the FLU and woke up this morning to see the bottom of my eye is bloody red looking what could this be?
Vomiting?: If you have been vomiting, you may have a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage from a broken blood vessel in the white part of your eye (from the pressure of vomiting). If it is painless, your vision is fine, and you have no discharge, it is safe to let it heal on it's own. If the bloody are is in the PUPIL, or if you have pain, drainage, or swelling in the eye, be seen right away. ...Read more
Flu like symptoms bloody mucusiral bacteria blood in thick mucus. What antibiotics to take for this?
Bacteria: Cultures of bacteria must be interpreted by what organisms are isolated and from what clinical materials and in the context of signs and symptoms of illness in the patient, along with other factors like physical exam and other lab findings. Would never base antibiotic therapy on the information you have provided. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I get flu every year, but this time after flu, when it lowered down, I noticed bloody phlegm, with fever and chest pain but there is no cough.?
I felt a glob of mucous coming down my throat. I coughed it out and it looks like flesh it is slightly bloody and on the firmer side. I have the flu.?
Do not worry:
Drink plenty of water and fruit juice. Get some rest and it should get better soon. You may take acetaminophen if you have fever and do steam inhalation if your airways feel clogged.
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Irritation: Your nose is irritated from the viral infection. The mucus membranes will become inflamed, dry, and crusty. Consequently, you will often have bloody mucus from the nose and bloody postnasal drainage into the throat. If nasal and sinus symptoms worsen, you may be developing a sinus infection that you will need to see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with the flu. Yet the test came back negative. I have a fever of over 100, aches, chills, bloody mucus, soar throat. Is this the flu?
Influenza: This illness is caused by a virus and it can be simulated by other viruses like parainfluenza, adenovirus, enteroviruses, and so on. Do not know what test was done and whether it has a high false negative frequency, but it does sound like you have a flu-like illness for which antibiotics are unnecessary. ...Read more
White milky discharge, have flu like coughing for about a month and no meds are working, lactose intolerant type pains in stomach & bloody stool?
See MD: Please see a doctor asap. I think your problem is too complex to be handled in this forum. You will likely need some testing done. ...Read more
3mth old. Sneezing (bloody mucus), runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever (99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative. What could it be. 4dys now?
There may be inflammation or infection of the nasal passages which can cause mild bleeding. If it is more significant, please see your pediatrician.
Many viruses may cause the symptoms that your infant has, but most will resolve within 10 days.
In the meantime, provide adequate fluids/formula, check her temperature and use nasal saline for babies to keep her nasal passages clear. ...Read more
I have dark yellow bloody phlegm, no fever, chills, sore all over and no sore throat. I had negative flu and strep tests. What could it be?
I'm sick with flu or flu-like illness, including sore throat. Today I noticed very bloody thick post nasal drip. I don't have sinus pain. What is this?
Bad sore throat. 101 fever. Flu-like sx. Throat not red, has gray/white film. Bloody taste in throat. No tonsils. Could it be strep?
Sore throat & fever with flu-like symptoms, & now bloody sneezes & bloody earwax - don't know if these are related but should I be worried? Should I see a doctor?
Probably: Anytime you have great concerns about your health you should see your Doc. I am concerned about the bleeding ears - it's rare but some infections can cause thinning of the blood. Hopefully you just sneezed real hard and caused a tear in the eardrum - which will heal. I strongly advise you to be seen by your Doc tomorrow or an Urgent Care Clinic asap. ...Read more
What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.
How: How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
I have had a fever for three days and I've had chunky sticky dark green boogers for about the same time. I had chunky dark green phlegm for one day.
Viral URI: You likely have a viral upper respiratory infection. Treat with OTC medications, Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, fluids and rest. Studies have shown that the color of your nasal secretions mean little. If your symptoms continue for 7-10 days this may progress to a sinus infection. ...Read more
My son has a fever and green snot in his nose and green boogers in his eyes. Should I take him to the dr?
Why has my 4mnth old son been having coldlike symptoms but no fever & really bad congestion in nose and throat and constant eye boogers since birth.
Blocked tear ducts: Persistent eye boogers are likely due to blocked tear ducts, a benign condition that usually resolves by age 1. Persistent congestion can be due to floppy airway (laryngomalacia) or large adenoids. ...Read more
Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?
URI: How long have you had the red throat & nose? Most upper respiratory conditions start as viruses. It usually takes 7 -10 days before becoming bacterial. You should take throat lozenges, gargle salt water, drink lots of fluids, use nasal saline, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you develop discomfort. If it gets progressively worse, you need to see MD for exam, culture, and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more
Tough Flu Season:
This has been a tough Influenza season. The vaccine wasn't a great match to what has been circulating. Additionally Influenza-A was prevalent early in the season, and now Influenza-B is becoming more common!
See a doctor soon (in 48 hours or less) if you have severe symptoms. ...Read more
Yes it can be cured:
If you seek medical help as soon as possible and are started on tamiflu (oseltamivir) after the diagnosis is made that will cut down the course of the influenza and you will recover/cured sooner
in most of the cases without taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) the influenza may get better by itself, sometimes complications like peumonia etc and very rarely it can be fatal especially in patients with underlying immunity&other problems. ...Read more
Antiviral: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Alves: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Flu sxs: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches & pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more
Mid-Sep. To mid-Nov.: In the U.S., the best time to get a flu shot each fall is in October, which means September through November is fine. However, if one misses his shot at those times, it is still fine to get it anytime until the end of the flu season. The flu season ends at the end of winter (February-March). ...Read more