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Coughed some bloody sputum or phlegm? Having sinus problems too. Must be related?

Coughed some bloody sputum or phlegm?  Having sinus problems too.  Must be related?

Multicauses possilbe: Blood sputum or hemoptysis can be caused by bleeding from the sinus in sinusitis. Some of the other causes include: re are many conditions involving hemoptysis, including bronchitis and pneumonia, cancer, infections, pulmonary embolism, blood vessel malformations, foregin body in respiratory tract. Most of these possibilities can be evaluated by your doctor. Can't know if it is from sinuses. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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Sinus congestion and pain, pain left ear, slight fever, post nasal drip, cough, headache, chest and back pain, lost voice, sore throat, green phlegm?

Sinus congestion and pain, pain left ear, slight fever, post nasal drip, cough, headache, chest and back pain, lost voice, sore throat, green phlegm?

viral infection: Probably an old fashioned cold that you should treat with over the counter cold meds for 3-5 days. If no improvement, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Hello. I have a scratchy throat with no other symptoms such as cough, fever, etc. Could this be allergies or sinus problems?

Hello. I have a scratchy throat with no other symptoms such as cough, fever, etc. Could this be allergies or sinus problems?

Allergy: A scratchy throat is much more likely to be due to upper respiratory tract allergy than sinusitis. Sinusitis is a disease with more significant symptoms such as yellow-green nasal discharge, pain in the face, pain between the eyes. excessive post-nasal discharge and occasionally frontal headaches. ...Read more

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S it bad to mix cough and cold med with childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) my daughter is 3 and has a bad cold or sinus problems?

S it bad to mix cough and cold med with childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) my daughter is 3 and has a bad cold or sinus problems?

Cough medication: Cough and cold medication is not recommended to give to any child under the age of 4y. And it is especially not recommended to mix medications. ...Read more

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Bad cough and sinus problems for two weeks now, coughing hard right side of head hurts for a week now from it, should I be worried?

Bad cough and sinus problems for two weeks now, coughing hard right side of head hurts for a week now from it, should I be worried?

Seek treatment: You don't need to be worried, but you do need treatment. This probably started out as a viral syndrome, but now after 2 weeks, it has become a bacterial infection. You need an exam by a doctor and need to be placed on antibiotics and other supportive therapy. ...Read more

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I have terrible body aches and a slight cough. No fever or sinus problems. Could this be some sort of flu?

I have terrible body aches and a slight cough. No fever or sinus problems. Could this be some sort of flu?

Viral illness: Your symptoms are consistent with flu, which commonly causes cough and body aches. Flu, short for influenza, is a specific viral infection. Influenza can cause any combination of symptoms including body aches, cough, fever, and chills. There are many viruses, other than influenza, that cause similar symptoms. Rest, drink plenty of fluids, treat body aches with acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Wanted to know what's wrong with me, or what can the possible problems be that can be wrong with me? I've been to the hospital for strep throat on thanksgiving day, and has had this cough and sinus problems for sometime now. I would say almost a couple of

Wanted to know what's wrong with me, or what can the possible problems be that can be wrong with me? I've been to the hospital for strep throat on thanksgiving day, and has had this cough and sinus problems for sometime now. I would say almost a couple of

It : It is common to get a rash after a strep infection or after the use of antibiotics. If the rash is till present you should follow up with your doctor. Also GI (gastrointestinal) side effects are common after the use of antibiotics. All of these symptoms typically resolve in about one to two weeks. Like i stated previously if your symptoms are still present visit your doctor for an evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have holes in my tonsils. Cough and runny nose and I don't know if it's a sinus problems or what.. ive been spitting out white stuff lately?

I have holes in my tonsils. Cough and runny nose and I don't know if it's a sinus problems or what.. ive been spitting out white stuff lately?

How long?: The odds are that you are merely having a cold. But if the symptoms are getting worse or persist beyond 10 days , the likelihood of a sinus infection increases. Antibiotic does not usually hasten recovery from a cold. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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