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I have bloody boogers, what does that mean? I have a throat pain and feel lightheaded too...

I have bloody boogers, what does that mean? I have a throat pain and feel lightheaded too...

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. Read more

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I have a painful sore throat that started last night and the next morning I spat out a orange-yellowish booger is that normal?

I have a painful sore throat that started last night and the next morning I spat out a orange-yellowish booger is that normal?

Of course not: If it were normal you would not be asking the question. When you have a respiratory tract infection the inflammatory materials may pile up and need to be coughed out. This coughed up material contains secretions, damaged tissue, bacteria or virus and other materials you may have breathed in. It is normal in the sense that that is what happens, . Read more

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25 yr old, 9 year smoking history, bloody boogers and when make myself cough or clear throat, I have isolated blood streak lung cancer? ?

25 yr old, 9 year smoking history, bloody boogers and when make myself cough or clear throat, I have isolated blood streak lung cancer? ?

Probably not....: Blood-tinged sputum is typically caused by bronchitis, which is an infection in the lung airways. You could also have post-nasal drip and the blood is from the nose or sinuses. You need to quit smoking ASAP as this is contributing to inflammation in the airways which predisposes you to acute bronchitis. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment and to help you quit smoking! Read more

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When I blow my nose I have bloody boogers, I clear my throat and have blood streaks 25 yrs old 9 yr smoke history, lung cancer??

When I blow my nose I have bloody boogers, I clear my throat and have blood streaks 25 yrs old 9 yr smoke history, lung cancer??

No: Lung cancer is not in the nose. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, irritations in the nose are from minor problems. This nosebleed can drain downward especially at night and cause blood streaked sputum. Sinusitis can be helped with antibiotics. Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I had a cold about 2 weeks ago. Runny nose, sore throat, cough. I have crusty scabs/boogers in my nose everyday since then. They're healing?

I had a cold about 2 weeks ago. Runny nose, sore throat, cough. I have crusty scabs/boogers in my nose everyday since then. They're healing?

Cold?: 2 weeks is a long time for a cold, it is now either a sinus infection or nasal allergies, see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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For a week now I have been having short pains right about on the top right of my head, neck, and simotanioisly have had bloody boogers. Allergies?

See doctor: Although your symptoms are suggestive of a sinus infection, it is unusual to have neck pain associated with it. You need to see a doctor. Read more

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I was in a car accident a yr and half a. I had a tbi. I've haf blood in boogers lately. The back of my head and neck hurt. Steroid shots make it worse

I was in a car accident a yr and half a. I had a tbi. I've haf blood in boogers lately. The back of my head and neck hurt. Steroid shots make it worse

Separate issues?: A primary care doctor or an ENT doctor can check on the bloody mucus in the nose, which sometimes can be due to tiny cracked veins in the lining of the nose, related to dry air, allergies, colds, sinus infections, etc... Chronic pain in the back of the head and neck after a car accident can be due to the head being tossed around in the accident. The physical medicine / rehab. Specialist can help. Read more

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What do green boogers mean?

What do green boogers mean?

Inflammation: That's the product of an immune system fighting something, whether bacterial viral or inflammatory. Read more

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How to get rid of swollen throats?

Swollen throat: Hello, this condition of throat swelling needs to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause. Is it infectious? Could it be an allergic process? Hypertrophic tonsils? Each condition would require a different treatment. Read more

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How to cure painful sore throats?

How to cure painful sore throats?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. Read more

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How can sore/itchy throats happen?

How can sore/itchy throats happen?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for an itchy throat. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Read more

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What is good for sore throats in fall?

What is good for sore throats in fall?

Ibuprofen: If we assume you don't have strep, you need to decide if the pain is from an allergy causing post-nasal drip or from a virus. Hot liquids, honey, lozenges, hot compresses to the neck, and pain meds like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen are all helpful. If yoou get sore throats, especially on awakening or at bedtime, you may have allergies. Read more

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What to take for sore throats from a cold?

What to take for sore throats from a cold?

Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemons. Eat or drink pineapple juice. Read more

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What are some ways to relieve sore throats?

What are some ways to relieve sore throats?

Sore throat home rem: Home remedies for sore throat could be helpful but if you have a fever as well you should seek help form your md. You could gargle with luke warm salt water every 2-3 hours. Eating or drinking luke warm foods/soups helps. Chicken brothe seems to help with viral illnesses. Read more

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How come I keep getting minor sore throats?

How come I keep getting minor sore throats?

May related to: Allergies, immunity frequent contact be people with viruses or other medical conditions. Read more