Cause When Coughing Like There Is A Scent Of Blood From The Throat?

I want to ask, I have had a few normal cough with phlegm in the past few weeks, and have been well after taking medicine from the clinic, but after a few days my coughing recurred and there began to smell like blood from my throat, until now it still does. Why is that?

1 Answer:

Hello Wiga,


Thank you for the question.

Need to be clarified, is there really blood in your sputum when coughing?


Coughing up phlegm that doesn't heal can be caused by throat irritation, for example if your daily activities require you to talk a lot and shout excessively. In addition, cough with phlegm will also be more difficult to cure if you have allergies, viral or bacterial infections, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, lung cancer, gastric acid reflux (GERD), consume certain drugs (for example blood pressure-lowering drugs), have immune disorders, heart problems, even malnutrition. The smell of blood in the throat, as long as it does not appear accompanied by a clear discharge when coughing is not always dangerous. If any blood on your sputum appears, then this condition can occur purely due to coughing that is too hard. Or, maybe also, blood on the sputum indicates that you have rhinosinusitis, GERD, throat cancer, lung cancer, or other medical conditions.


Need to be clarified, treatment and examination of what have you ever lived in the handling of the cough? Have you done blood tests, x-rays, sputum tests, or other supporting tests?


If you have not undergone further examination as mentioned above, it is good to check your complaints to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine in order to be given further solutions. So that your cough subsides faster, at home you also need to do the following efforts:

Don't talk or shout too much
Diligently rinse with salt solution
Drink more warm water and warm food
Limit eating fried foods, foods that contain pulp and artificial sweeteners
Limit consumption of foods and beverages that are cold or contain ice
If there are certain substances that make you allergic, avoid them too
Wear warm clothes, take a shower with warm water too
Use air humidifier, don't use air conditioner or excessive fan
Use a mask, especially when outdoors activities
Don't smoke, stay away from the smoke too
Do not take medication carelessly, except as prescribed by a doctor

Hope this helps ...

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