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Taste Blood When Coughing
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
Sources...: Sources of coughing blood include mouth, post-nasal drip with blood draining into the back of your mouth and blood in the lung airways. You should be evaluated by your doctor to be sure there is no bleeding and to treat it if there is bleeding. Certain medications can cause abnormal tastes and your doctor can evaluate this as well. If you are smoking, your doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more
Why do I taste blood when I cough? I've had a frequent, productive cough for the past 2 days. Should I be concerned?
Yes: You are obviously already concerned but have not provided enuf info to allow advice guiding you further. Do you have fever, chest pain, shortness of air, have you been exposed to someone with infection, and so on. Go and see a doctor and let them examine you, and they may need a chest x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had a cough for over 2 weeks now and it doesn't seem to clear anything . I also taste blood when i cough and have a tight chest?
Hi so I've had a chronic cough for a long time and sense October it's been really frequent And I taste blood when I cough and i have been diagnosed with acid reflux. Why do I taste blood and my chest hurts as well.
May be blood: Its possible the chronic cough is traumatizing the airway and you indeed are tasting blood. In any event get a workup why the cough allergy, severe reflux, asthma etc alst take the reflux seriously and start taking medication to reduce acid production. I think you should be in close contact with either your PMD or a gastroenterologist ...Read more
I've had a chronic cough for 3 months and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux, taste blood when I cough and I get lightheaded. why is this?
I ran 101 fever last night all night fever broke finally around five...I have a headache my head feels dizzy and i taste blood when i cough?
Took ibuprofen for severe lower right flank pain. Tasted blood when i cough. No blood in sputum. Blew nose and had lg clots and blood. Please advise?
Reasons: Ibuprofen decreases inflammation and probably allowed passage of the blood accumulating from the burst vessels in the back of he nose in uri. The other is that Ibuprofen can cause people with sensitivity to it like nasal polyposis to bleed, or simply interfere with the platelet aggregation. ...Read more
Why can I taste blood, sometimes when i cough, not chesty a little tickle but have health anxciety really scared ..
I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.
Allergic cough??: You don't mention any fever or production of a lot of mucus or people nearby you(family, coworkers) being ill. That makes me think you might have a cough brought on by a post-nasal drip irritating the back of your throat and making you have a dry hacking, non-productive cough. If you have thickly feeling just a second or so before cough easily treated without antibiotics. (Benzonatate 200 q8h) ...Read more
Am just getting over a virus but have a persistent cough, tight chest, chest taste of blood when i cough but no actual blood, is this normal after?
Metallic/blood taste when i cough but no blood or mucus I have reflux that goes up to throat. Clear cxr in july. 36yo smoker. Cld this b lung cancer?
Hemoptysis.....: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, can occur with acute bronchitis which is the most common etiology. But, malignancy can also cause hemoptysis so, if you cough up blood, you must be evaluated by your doctor to rule out malignancy. If you smoke, your doctor can help with smoking cessation as well. ...Read more
Caught a cold a few days back, I tend to ignore it but I'm pretty sure I taste blood every time I cough now. Anything to worry about?
Probably not: Based on your history you probably have some irritation of the tissue of the back of throat or some mild nasal bleeding with cough. Drink plenty of water. Use humidifier at night to avoid tissue drying out. If smoking - consider quitting. If symptoms not better in a week or worsen see MD. http://www.webmd.com/lung/bacterial-or-viral-infections-of-the-respiratory-tract ...Read more
Could be pneumonia: U need to see UR doctor & poss get a Chest XRAY. Do U have fever or chills or sweating? What color is material that comes up? If yellow or green (besides the blood?) it may be pneumonia. Bacterial Pneumonia needs Antibiotics. Do U have headache or or inner ear pain, if so could be mycoplasma pneumonia & specific antibiotics R necessary (R not expensive). Diagnosis must be made poss culture. ...Read more
I've had a cough for almost 4 months and the past 2 weeks it had been non stop, every 5-10 min and it hurts, I get lightheaded, taste blood sometimes?
I am experiencing chest congestion. I am over weight and it hard for me to breathe and also when I cough I taste blood
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