Causes Coughs And Colds That Bleed?
Bismillah Assalaamu’alaykum. I’m Early, want to ask. For the past two weeks, I have felt a cough with a hint of blood and snot with orange. Then in the end, today the snot is slimy in red. This week the cough has subsided. But what really feels disturbing is the dizziness in the back of the left head. That part of the head had been hit by asphalt during an accident and the helmet was overtaken (incident 4 years ago, every dizzy, often that part became the first point of dizziness, or the most dizzy point). My question is, is my condition dangerous? What are the possible causes? And is there anything to do with the accident four years ago?
Wa'alaikumsallam Early, thank you for asking.
Based on the collection of symptoms you describe, it's likely that you have an upper respiratory tract infection. This infection can cause inflammation of the nasal mucosa and throat mucosa. The most common causes are influenza viruses, rhinoviruses, and respiratory syncytial viruses. But infections can also be caused by bacteria such as streptococcus. In infections due to viral infections, generally the condition lasts about a week, and then improves on its own. But in bacterial infections, the infection can continue for 2-3 weeks and requires antibiotic therapy.
In the case of old flu like you, it is also possible that you have a bacterial infection. This infection can affect the sinus mucosa (sinusitis). In sinusitis can be found the presence of mucus that comes out of the nose greenish yellow, or mixed with brownish red blood spots. This is due to the inflamed sinus mucosa, more easily injured.
In prolonged upper respiratory tract infections sores can also occur due to repeated coughing. In this case, throat mucus will usually be found with blood spots.
Headaches that you feel are not impossible due to sinusitis. Generally headache in sinusitis is felt throbbing, especially when the head is lowered. If you have doubts about the cause of your headaches, you can consult a doctor of internal medicine or nerves. If deemed necessary, the doctor will do a CT scan or MRI to look for possible interference with the brain due to a history of accidents.
You can also consult a doctor about complaints of coughing colds accompanied by blood. The doctor will probably do a complete examination. Do not start taking antibiotics without doctor's advice. In the meantime, be careful when removing nasal mucus and throat, so that no further injury arises.
Thus our review, hopefully you are helped. Regards.