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Flu like symptoms bloody mucusiral bacteria blood in thick mucus. What antibiotics to take for this?

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

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Unlikely : There is no correlation between the injection of the flu vaccine and the content of the stool. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Mgt: 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

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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.

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

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Sinus infection w green snot. I feel like I have the flu. Or do I have the flu. Woke up sweating past two night s just to drag thru the day. Thanks?

You may have both: A 2 day episode of sweating at night sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Green nasal discharge may be the start of a viral rhino-sinusitis. The general rule is that if you are getting worse after 5 days, an antibiotic is appropriate, and if you are not better in 10 days, an antibiotic should be considered. Bottom line is if not better after 5 days see your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal my sore throat?Sore for a while,I haven’t showed any other symptoms of flu.It feels dry the whole time along with my little snot

What can I do to heal my sore throat?Sore for a while,I haven’t showed any other symptoms of flu.It feels dry the whole time along with my little snot

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antivirals may be 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 (to see if a prescription is needed). Having chills and lots of fatigue would suggest a flu-like illness or strep throat. ...Read more

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I just had the flu 3 weeks ago. Now I have pain in my chest/throat/sinuses, along with a cough and green snot. What could this be?

I just had the flu 3 weeks ago. Now I have pain in my chest/throat/sinuses, along with a cough and green snot. What could this be?

Possibilities....: Sometimes, after the flu infection is over, a secondary infection can develop. Typically, it is either in the airways, called acute bronchitis, or in the lung parenchyma itself, called pneumonia. The flu infection is viral but the secondary infection can be bacterial, requiring antibiotics, or viral. For this reason, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment, especially if symptoms are worse. ...Read more

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Do I have the flu? I have bad coughing and it is hurting my throat bad! I have chunks of snot I’m coughing up and sneezing. I’m taking steroids.

Do I have the flu? I have bad coughing and it is hurting my throat bad! I have chunks of snot I’m coughing up and sneezing. I’m taking steroids.

Maybe. Maybe not.: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold, the flu (Tamiflu may be 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 or the flu). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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Been sick on & off for about a month +1/2, with flu/viral infection. Now left with blocked nose & pressure in ears. Clear snot when I blow nose. ?

Been sick on & off for about a month +1/2, with flu/viral infection. Now left with blocked nose & pressure in ears. Clear snot when I blow nose. ?

See your doctor.: You should see your doctor to make sure you don't have an ear infection or sinus infection, which would need antibiotics. However, you may have Eustachian tube dysfunction, as a consequence of the viral illness you had. This should resolve over time. Your doctor should be able to examine you and give you the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hot and cold sweats, no fever. Nasal congestion and swollen glands green snot and chest mucus also green. Is this the flu or a cold? Or virus?

Hot and cold sweats, no fever. Nasal congestion and swollen glands green snot and chest mucus also green. Is this the flu or a cold? Or virus?

Virus but: Depends on the duration. If these symptoms have b een present for less than 10 days and are getting better, then they are likely from a cold virus. If the symptoms have been present for more than 10 days and are getting worse, then you likely have a bacterial sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can cold wether can cause cold (flu)?

Can cold wether can cause cold (flu)?

No: Cold weather may increase your chances of contracting the flu. Cold air may drive people to stay indoors and thus increasing your chance of coming into contact with the virus. Also, cold air may lowe your body temperature thus weakening your immune system. Cold air may also "stun" your airways and make one more succeptable to influenza. ...Read more

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Does flu cause a cytokine storm?

Does flu cause a cytokine storm?

May: Cytokines are our body's normal responses to inflammation and are what help to create symptoms of disease. Over-reaction is what is referred to as cytokine storm. ...Read more

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What could cause me to keep constantly getting the flu?

Not the flu: You're not constantly getting the flu. Flu come just once a year, and you don't get it twice. What you think of as the flu is probably a cold, and it's normal to get several colds each year...At least two. ...Read more

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What are the causes of flu and how are they different from the swine flu?

What are the causes of flu and how are they different from the swine flu?

Differnt strains of: Same virus. Both are caused by inflenza a, but different strains, they have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes a rash and cough after a flu?

What causes a rash and cough after a flu?

Many conditions: There are many viral infections with flu like symptoms which can cause a rash. A prolonged cough may be indicative of bronchitis, pneumonia or a sinus infection.
There are immune reactions to a virus which can also cause a rash. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach flu that causes constipation?

Is there a stomach flu that causes constipation?

Constipation follows: When you have stomach flu, you are treated with clear liquids and diet is gradually increased and due to lack od solid food in your diet, it may cause constipation till one start eating solid food. ...Read more

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What causes a persistent cold flu?

What causes a persistent cold flu?

Resistance: Everyone gets colds and flu but symptoms can persist if resistance is low from fatigue , allergies, vitamin deficiency or chronic illnes. ...Read more

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Can flu cause a temp up to 102 degrees? How about a cold? How do you primarily differentiate the two?

Can flu cause a temp up to 102 degrees?  How about a cold? How do you primarily differentiate the two?

Cold vs flu: Colds often are without fever, and usually not as high as 102. Other differences: influenza doesn't usually cause much nasal congestion (stuffy and runny nose, sneezing); colds do. In addition to fever, flu often causes body-wide muscle aching; the common cold usually does not. Still, there's much overlap, and flu often needs an antiviral drug like Tamiflu. So check with your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had a continuous flu for almost a year now and I have tried to get medication but it doesn't seem to go away. what can be the cause?

Hi, I have had a continuous flu for almost a year now and I have tried to get medication but it doesn't seem to go away. what can be the cause?

Not the flu: Influenza infection does not last or intermittently recur for several months. Persistent flu-like symptoms are likely caused by a problems with the immune system (immunodeficiency, rheumatological problem, or types of cancers). A complete physical with testing of your body systems is necessary to determine the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more