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Strep Throat Coughing Blood
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
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
Need Treatment: Consul your doctor. Take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup, one teaspoonful 3 times a day till the cough goes away. Allegra 180 mg one tablet at night for 3 weeks. Continue with your present medication for bp. For constipation, take 4 tablets ( all 4 at once) at night and you will have good bm next morning. ...Read more
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more
Infection: A cough that is productive of discolored sputum is consistent with a lower respiratory infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Alternatively, significant postnasal drip of mucus can be coughed up. A physician can assess the need for antibiotics and whether a chest x-ray would be helpful. ...Read more
Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis. ...Read more
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
The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps allergies?: If you have had this issue that is linked to a particular season or exposure to a location, like a friend's place where there is a cat, you could be suffering from allergies. Smoking can also cause similar symptoms. A physical exam would be very helpful in determining the problem. You could try using over the counter antihistamines like loratidine to see if that lessens your symptoms. ...Read more
Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is it lasts 7 days if you treat it, a week if you don't. Worrisome signs would be chest pain, shortness of breath with activity, high fevers or vomiting. ...Read more
Hello. I've been sick 4 days. Fever (99-100). Dry cough, persistent. Blood tinged/yellow sputum. Sore/raw throat. Difficulty breathing. Thirsty. Low a
Hacking Cough: Persistent dry ,hacking cough assoc. with low grade fever is usually due to viral infection of the upper airway. Assoc. difficulty breathing, bloody purulent sputum & inflamed throat are symptoms that suggest the need for a proper evaluation to screen for a reactive airway dse or pneumonia. In the interim humidifier & NSAIDs may provide symptom relief if no improvement consult any MD in Network ...Read more
Causes for sore throat, swollen tonsils, blood running down back of throat, bad cough, earache, headache, nausea?
Cough: Symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection, possibly even strep but un cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doc. ...Read more
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