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Cough Tastes Like Blood
Coughing up pale green phlegm that tastes bad; burps taste like phlegm too. (Have had bronchitis twice before, is it related?)
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
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?
Possibly acid reflux: Or side efffect of meds u are taking. Discuss with your dr about it. (or did u ingest chlorox?) give us a feedback. Discuss with your dr about this sx. ...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
I'm always clearing my throat like something there!! sometimes cough up white clogg have a light cough!! help me?
Daughter ran mile, had blood like taste in throat & mouth dizziness, trouble breathing. Drank water still had taste of blood no blood visible. Asthma?
Asthma unlikely: You have a 9!year old daughter. She ran 1 mile. She tasted blood, was dizzy and had trouble breathing. It is unlikely to be a true asthma. She most likely improved with rest. See your pediatrician. A physician supervised exercise regimen is important. Pulmonary hypertension is rare and that is part of your question. For future sports it is worth the visit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 days feels like a lot of phlegm in my throat. Some times i cough up a green/brown color phlegm. I don't feel sick no fever. Some chest pains w/cough?
Fever 101.9 HA body aches Sore throat cough green phelm & sometimes bright red blood chest hurts from cough sinus congestion ear Pressure/pain x3 days?
Bronchial infection: The symptoms you describe suggest you have a bronchial infection. You should be evaluated for treatment. ...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
Fever 2days. Residual cough little to no phlegm. I smell like a sick person also bad taste. How long till the smell subsides? Cough n phlegm worse?
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
Coughing up mucus from lungs. Its yellowish green and it tastes horrible. Does that mean it's bacterial or viral?
I have a chesty cough and have coughed hard green phlegm, feelslike it's popping sometimes when coughing, low grade fever, runny nose, is it pneumonia?
I've had some sneezing, not much cough but this morning when I coughed it tasted like rust maybe. Very bad bowels 2-3 days and sulfur like. Advice?
Sputum production: Sometimes when you cough, a small blood vessel will break and a little blood gets in the sputum. This will make it have a taste. Producing sputum may mean you have bronchitis. Having GI symptoms along with respiratory symptoms could mean you have the flu. It sounds like you have some type of virus. Most of these are cleared by your immune system in a few days, but see your doctor if you get worse. ...Read more
Diarrhea& vomitting. No fever.threw up A LOT. throat on fire & feels like vomit stuck in throat. Breathing ok. Swallow & feels like a lump there?
Mgt: You may have a viral gastroenteritis infection which will resolve usually within one week to ten days. I would suggest a liquid antacid which can alleviate some of the symptoms. Drink fluids, stay well hydrated and rest. If there is continued pain or fever, a visit to your PCP is indicated. ...Read more
Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?
Acute Sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause increased nasal congestion, cough, runny nose that can lead to discolored sputum, facial pain/pressure, nasal blockage, fevers, and loss of taste/smell which are symptoms concerning for an acute sinus infection. Daily steroid nasal sprays and other allergy medications can help reduce or prevent these infections. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more
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