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Coughing Up Clear With Brown Little Spots
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
I have glaucoma and I've recently been experiencing seeing little white spots after a hard cough. They last about 5 seconds, is glaucoma the reason?
Glaucoma usually causes painless vision loss over a long period of time & the visual field ceases to exist (like trying to see your hand from the back of your head).
You're describing 'flashes' due to irritation or excitement of your retina (the film in the camera of your eyes).
Although very common, some people have a risk of retinal detachment. See an ophthalmologist to have a dilated exam. ...Read more
I have blood streaked mucus and sometimes even small spots of blood in it, that I cough up. I don't have a cold. What could be causing this?
No cough or chest pain but two little blood spots in first phlegm of the morning. Daily but moderate smoker, but went overboard during the weekend.?
Blood: I think with your history I would see a physician and get it checked out ...Read more
I have had a horrible dry cough for weeks that gets worst whenever I walk. Been noticing little blood spots and more appearing. On both legs. Related?
Yellow spots on the back/roof of my throat. No fever, very soar. Always have to clear my throat, very soar when I cough, eat, even drink.
My son has rashes on his tummy, back, arms, and also has little red spots on his face. He has had the chicken pix vaccine. He has fever and bad cough?
Viral rash: Chicken pox is not the only viral rash out there. Many other viruses cause rashes. And the fact that he was vaccinated is a point, but remember that 15% of kids will still get chicken pox despite the vaccine. ...Read more
I've had a tickly cough for 6 weeks and have a small white spot on left side of throat should I be worried?
I am suffering from cold for 1 week. I have nose bleed (very liitle). in my cough there are some brown (slight red) spot. Is that ok?
My 2month baby having cold and cough infection from 7 days and now she is passing little clot of blood with mucus and can see red spot all over fore head is this worried full but here no one giving her medicine could you give me guidance.?
Need more info: What you describe sounds like she is coughing so hard that she has what is called "peticheae" (tiny bleeds into skin) on her forehead. It needs to be evaluated by your doctor right away. Pertussis infection comes to mind, which would be concerning at her age. Seek medical attention and/or go to er. If she is breathing heavy, is not feeding well or "looks sick" you should go to er tonight. ...Read more
Is it normal to have (red burned spot) above your tongue when you have a dry throat and cough? My cough is very deep/within, hurts to clear throat.
Cough: Sounds like you need to see a doctor and find out what is going on especially if it has been like this for more than a week or 2. ...Read more
Coughing for 1 month, not resolved by meds. Thick yellowish green sputum sometimes got brown spot. No fever no pain only the cough. Throat felt itchy?
Cough?: There are many reasons for a cough, many of which are non-infectious and do not require antibiotics. Some are even caused by medicines. You have to at a minimum have a virtual consult, but preferably see a live doc who will get a full history, a thorough physical exam, maybe some lab tests and come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan for you. Good luck! ...Read more
Tender small spot on left last rib above hip bone on the side of my body more towards my back. I can feel a small lump or swelling possibly in the skin it feels like. What causes this area to be so tender to touch? It doesn't hurt to breath move cough etc
See ans: You could have a skin lesion and this could be a cyst or fatty tumor. Best is to see if it changes in size or shape or painful or tender and consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Phlegm from cough: Mostly clear phlegm is fairly normal. You probably have allergies. I would try a nasal steroid like Flonase and use it twice a day. It takes about 3 to 5 days to work. Be patient. You can try a decongestant like sudafed to dry you up until the Flonase kicks in. Good luck! Feel better! ...Read more
I have been ill for 2 weeks it started as a cold now it’s turned into a dry cough and I’ve started getting red spots on stomach, should I be worried?
The sore throat and cough began just recently but the red spots along the back of my throat have been there for a very long time. Was told it’s not strep. What could the bumps be and will they go away?
Viral?: The bumps at the throat can be caused by post-nasal drips or reflux irritation. At your age, allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis may be the cause. The sore throat and cough occurring now are likely the beginning of flu symptoms. There is an antiviral agent which can shorten the course of the disease but must be taken within the 1st 48 hrs to be effective. ...Read more
I always have cough 8years ago so doctor told me to take x-ray. Seen spots in my lungs & I was treated. Is there a possibility for it to reoccur again?
Of course: Do not know what caused the cough or what the meaning of the 2 spots are. Do you have tuberculosis which is an infectious disease curable by a prolonged course (9 months) of antibiotics OR do you have a lung cancer? Only your doc knows for sure. This is info that you can't find out on a website. You have to talk with your doc face to face! ...Read more
I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the
Not MRSA: What you describe seems to be a viral exanthem. This is very likely since you teach preschoolers and they carry these viruses. Exposure is highest when school first reconvenes in the fall. Please see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?
My hayfever symptoms ar so strong lately this time I have spots like rashes and watery eyes and a cough is this normal for hayfever? Isit stronger& y?
Hat fever: Depending where you live, this is now the brunt of the allergy season on the east coast. Whay don't you see an allergist and get adequate relief from your allergies. All the symptoms you described can be related to allergies. ...Read more
My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -
Normal: You are seeing "stars". Like they draw on cartoons. ...Read more
My 4 y/o daughter has several white spots on the right side of her throat, she has no pain or swelling, mild drainage and a cough.?
Cough n cold 4m 2 weeks. Doc said severe chest congestion. Hvng medic from 2 weeks. Now I noticed red spots on back of my tongue. What can be the reso?
Red spots: Spots may be result of your viral infection. Use salt water garglesm to jrelieve pain. ...Read more
Baby of 8months has a face rash (spots) for 2 days. Has a few random spots on thighs and under arms but not nearly as bad as her face. Had a slight temp 5days ago and chesty cough fpr about a week. Could this be measles?
Doubt it: An 8 mo would be covered with the rash and quite ill, to the point you went to the ER. This is likely one of many viral rashes it will have in childhood. ...Read more
I have a bad cough that was wet and is turning dry. I cough so hard I sometimes gag. I also have orange spots in throat but it isn't sore really.
Need more info: Your symptoms are significant and require that you see your family physician very soon. ...Read more
I have chest pains and I'm spitting out a lot of phlegm with some blood on it. My tonsils have some white spots on them and I don't have a cough.?
I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots) and cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough).
I'm experiencing hot and cold spots in my arms and legs sometimes with pins and needles and I have a achy chest no cough what could this be?
I gave oral sex to a man without condom but he didn't eyaculate. 3 days after I got fever, headache, cough and some red spots on skin. Can it be hiv?
Unlikely: Symptoms are too soon. You might have a different STD like GC. Avoid risky sexual, practices and follow up with your doctor to help with a diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more
I am short of breath, chest feels tight, lungs feel like they on fire, have a constant cough which I bring up phlegm and blood spots. Really hurts?
Can I get herpes in my throat? My boyfriend has had some dark spots for many yrs on his penes. He was diagnosed today with herpes. He did not know he had it till today. We have had sex for 5 yrs as well as oral sex. I have had a bad cough for 4 weeks,
My Uncle is experiencing pain when swallowing and cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describes him: Spots on throat. What shoul...
Mgt: I would recommend a throat exam, and possibly a culture to determine the cause. Please save a sample to show his provider. Please monitor his temperature. ...Read more
Hello, I have one swollen tonsil on the right side, no pain, no white spots, no difficulty swallowing just a bit discomfort in my right ear. Cough & co?
U Described symptoms: You have described your symptoms. Do you have a question? If you are looking for a diagnosis, then you should use HealthTap Prime or talk to your primary physicians, as there are many conditions which cause swollen tonsils & plugged ears. Strep throat, scarlet fever, tonsillitis, lymphoma, & viral infections are some of the causes. More info & space for communication is needed for good diagnosis. ...Read more
I have had my tonsils remved and have a itchy throat, wet cough, and white spots on the side of my throat in the back. What is this?
I have a large cluster of red bumps in the back of my throat that make me cough I also have red spots in my upper chest. What do I do about it?
See a doctor: It is impossible to determine what is causing these symptoms without being able to see them. They may not be related, but regardless if they are bothering you they need to get checked. ...Read more
I've had a sore throat for a week now. There seems to be yellowish spots accompanied by a cough and a large amount of swelling. However I have nofever?
Throat pain: It sounds like you may have a bad infection. You need to go see your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a cough at night, I smoke. Also white spots on tonsils strep neg. Lung cancer? What do they do to test for it
STOP SMOKING: All your symptoms are relatedGet a more detailed answer ›