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My 9 year old son is spitting mucus with blood in the morning. There is no coughing, or fever, and no one in the house smokes. Thank you?

My 9 year old son is spitting mucus with blood in the morning. There is no coughing, or fever, and no one in the house smokes. Thank you?

Other symptoms?: Is he having nasal congestion, sneezing as well? At this age is very common to have nasal irritation and capillary fragility which can cause some blood in nose that he could spit in the mornings due to the position of his head while sleeping. Very common with the cold weather. However, if he is having cough and symptoms happen during the rest of the day he needs to see his doctor for formal exam. ...Read more

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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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Sore throat. Spit mucus with blood in the morning, only pain is swallow saliva&sneeze. Had fever of 38%bac ytd but not tdy. No cough or flu. Wad is it?

Sore throat. Spit mucus with blood in the morning, only pain is swallow saliva&sneeze. Had fever of 38%bac ytd but not tdy. No cough or flu. Wad is it?

Respiratory virus: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see md. ...Read more

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My throat has been getting extremely dry and my nose is congested and keeps leaking into my throat.When I spit out mucus theres blood.Whats happening?

My throat has been getting extremely dry and my nose is congested and keeps leaking into my throat.When I spit out mucus theres blood.Whats happening?

Dryness: Greetings. All your symptoms MAY be related to airway dryness. If you have little water intake, the mucus in the nose and saliva production decreases. Nose or airway bleeding is more frequent. Sleep with a humidifier and drink more water. Nasal saline mist is also helpful. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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He smokes cigarettes&weed(with bong)... sometimes coughs up tar. but today randomly after doin weed he lid in bed & spit up tar, mucus, &BLOOD? help!!

He needs help.: He really needs help, both medically and with his habits/addictions. Right now, he should visit an emergency room as it sounds like something serious may be going on with the lungs and/or upper airway. ...Read more

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Does spitting blood mucus means ulcer?

Does spitting blood mucus means ulcer?

Possibly: Spitting up blood, vomiting or coughing up blood are all serious issues. You should get this checked out. There are many potential causes and ulcers are one of them. ...Read more

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Since Monday I have been throwing up yellow bile, spit/mucus and small amounts of blood are in the mucus. This happens when I wake up. Meaning? help

Since Monday I have been throwing up yellow bile, spit/mucus and small amounts of blood are in the mucus. This happens when I wake up. Meaning? help

Stomach trouble: You likely have an irritated esophagus and/or stomach area. Please contact your health care provider for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Why I keep spitting up mucus and phlegm, it had every day from 1-6 times I spitting up and it's from clear-light-dark yellow rarely some blood on it?

Why I keep spitting up mucus and phlegm, it had every day from 1-6 times I spitting up and it's from clear-light-dark yellow rarely some blood on it?

Spitting up blood: There are many reasons for your symptoms but without getting more information and talking to you and examining you I cannot help except to go to a walk in clinic if u do not have a reg doctor, some of the reasons are not good and some are no worries. See someone. Some BP MEDS cause cough. So need more info. Happy to do second opinion. ...Read more

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I have been spitting out phlegm with blood on it since fews days back . The blood is only come out if I spit out mucus from my sore throat.

I have been spitting out  phlegm with blood on it since fews days back .  The blood is only come out if I spit out mucus from my sore throat.

U need to b checked: for strep throat,which requires proper antibiotics for cure.Left untreated,one can have serious,long term adverse effects.Go c ur doc.?? ...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