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Having cough. Spitting red-not brown blood. Had influenza B. Strep tests negative. Remedy for cough?

my son had influenza B. He was tested for strep twice and spent 5 days in the hospital. One day was in ICU.
Today he is spitting red-not brown blood from his throat. He has no temp but has coughed a ton over the last week and this was his main complaint in the hospital. Is there something to soothe this and with 2 strep tests being negative I assumming that has not changed.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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If blood from cough is coming just as streaks, it may be due to excessive coughing. If throat swab is culture positive for Streptococcus, treatment with antibiotics is necessary.
Just give warm saline to gargle. He will get much relief, if you can arrange for steam inhalation.
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Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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