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Found a bit of blood in my mucus, is this normal? I've had a cold or flu for about 5 days now. Symptoms include sore throat, dry cough, minor fever.

Found a bit of blood in my mucus, is this normal? I've had a cold or flu for about 5 days now. Symptoms include sore throat, dry cough, minor fever.

Mgt/workup: Sometimes during a viral illness there can be bleeding from small vessels which lining the nose, throat and airways. The blood may be from the uppper airway rather than the lungs. If it continues or increases, please have a medical evaluation and TB testing. Nasal saline, gentle nasal rinse and throat lozenges may alleviate the symptoms. ...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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Sore throat, headache, dry cough, no fever, green mucous in throat. What are these symptoms of?

Sore throat, headache, dry cough, no fever, green mucous in throat. What are these symptoms of?

Sinusitis: This could be an indication for a sinus infection either viral or bacterial-cannot say. You should see your doctor who can best determine what is going on and give you the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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Fever up to 103.5, sore throat, dry cough, congestion, white post nasal drip, mild chest discomfort, headache, sweats and chills. Can it be flu?

Fever up to 103.5, sore throat, dry cough, congestion, white post nasal drip, mild chest discomfort, headache, sweats and chills. Can it be flu?

Viral?: Since it is not the flu season yet (unless you live in the Southern hemisphere) , this is most likely a viral infection. However the temp of 103.5 is worrisome and thus one must rule out pneumonia. I think it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got a bad flu last year and now every time I am exposed to smoke, I get a sore throat, thick glair, dry cough and sometimes fever. What could it be?

I got a bad flu last year and now every time I am exposed to smoke, I get a sore throat, thick glair, dry cough and sometimes fever. What could it be?

Mgt: I would suggest that you see a pulmonary specialist. Some tests that may be ordered include pulmonary function testing, chest imaging and a TB test. Avoid all smoke whenever possible. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

Dark brown honey: Cold Eze ( zinc) lozenges, warm water gargles, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Cough drops are useless. But some Robitusssin DM, or a generic equivalent. gradma's tea and honey, nice warm chicken soupnd ...Read more

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How come I am experiencing a sore throat, dry cough, heavy chest, dizzy head?

How come I am experiencing a sore throat, dry cough, heavy chest, dizzy head?

? Flu symptoms: May be you are coming down with flu/ some viral illness. Time to go to your doctor get checked. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more