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Tonsillitis Coughing Up 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
From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persists, use a saline sinus wash. ...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
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
?Dangerous: Dangerous is not the best word to use, but you should simply get yourself a good examination and maybe even some testing such as a C-Xray to assure the Brown tinged mucus is not blood you are seeing in your mucus, or a bacterial infection. Great job that you stopped smoking! Now just see the Doc for an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Follow up w/your doc: We used to determine need for antibiotics based upon phlegm color, but no more, as it really makes no difference. I assume your black phlegm hasn't changed in color since starting antibiotics. Sometimes, it just takes a while to get better. If you have a viral infection, antibiotics won't help (but best to finish whatever you've started). Bottom line, follow up w/doc who prescribed antibiotics. ...Read more
Dx bronchitis took antibiotics but got worst. Wheezing and coughing more more frothy or foamy phlegm is coming up with greenish phlegm.
Mgt: You may have a viral illness which led to inflammation in your lungs. Most episodes of bronchitis are actually viral. I would advise monitoring your temperature, keeping well hydrated and resting. If you have an Albuterol inhaler this can be used to treat the wheezing. Your doctor can advise regarding a course of inhaled or by mouth steroid. Appt: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more
Had pnuemonia 4/5mths back possible to get it again?Fever, breathig diff, coughing for 3wks ald, coughed up phlegm with trace of blood ytd. Advice?
Stuffy nose. Coughing. Sinus headache. Coughing up green phlgem. Could this be a sinus infection?
Green Sputum: Yes, it could be a sinus infection. We always worry about pneumonia, but if you feel generally well, have no fever or chest pain, and can breath normally, you most likely do not have pneumonia. Sinus infections can respond to decongestants and nasal saline, but persistent ones may require antibiotics. Otc cough suppressants can help your cough, especially at night, and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help the ha. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing sometimes coughing up white mucous and some horasness get slight headache when coughing?
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eating raw garlic for 2 months everyday coughing up phlegm and sinus ears is congested but clearing up . Why? Cough?
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