Coughing Up Phlegm Mixed With Blood With Fever And Body Aches?

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I am a 24-year-old woman, I have had a fever for 3 days, a bit sore, have a headache, my throat is very painful to swallow. my body is starting to feel better on the fourth day but i am coughing up phlegm for 2 days, i take intrasal cough medicine to relieve it, but in the morning when i wake up i cough up phlegm mixed with blood a little, only in the morning because when i cough in the afternoon no blood comes out anymore . What do you think I’m experiencing is this normal?

1 Answer:

Hi Ronau,

Coughing is a reflex of the body to expel phlegm or dirt from the throat. However, coughing up phlegm with blood, painful swallowing, fever, and headache is certainly not normal. There are several possibilities that can cause the complaints you feel, including:

Sore throat, for example from coughing too hard and strep throat Tuberculosis Pneumonia Bronchitis Bronchiectasis Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Lung cancer Pulmonary embolism Cystic fibrosis Disorders other than lung: cocaine abuse, heart failure, lupus Because the possible causes are very many ranging from mild to more If it's severe, I suggest that you go to the doctor directly so that an examination can be carried out if necessary with a sputum test and X-ray to confirm the cause. Then you can be given further treatment that is more optimal and according to your condition.

Some tips you can do while waiting to see the doctor:

Try not to cough too hard Drink lots of water Gargle with warm salt water Consume foods that are easy to swallow Avoid foods that are too spicy, too hot, or cold Get enough rest Take fever-reducing and painkillers if necessary such as paracetamol Check with a doctor if coughing more than 2 week The following articles relate to the topic of your question:

Bleeding cough

Thanks and hope it helps,

dr. Devika Y

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