Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Cold, cough, fever, vomiting with little blood. Concerning? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 983 Questions
User:hi this xxxxxx
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:Yes how can I help you?
User:last night i was suffering from cold,fever and vomitings with liittle blood
User:what can be the probabale reasons for this
Doctor:Since when are you having these symptoms?
Doctor:Do you also have cough?
User:from alt night
Doctor:How are you feeling today?
User:yes i have cought too
User:today also i am feeling heavy at my throar with nose blocked
Doctor:How many episodes of vomiting did you have?
Doctor:Did you find spots of blood or was the whole vomitus stained with blood?
User:twice in the morning at the time of brushing
User:but vomiting was not severe
Doctor:Was it bright red in colour or dark brown in colour?
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure or liver problems?
User:no i have never undergone the tests for these
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:As you mentioned the colour of blood found was red and you have only minimal amounts, this is not something serious.
Doctor:Your symptoms are typical of upper respiratory tract infection.
Doctor:And the commonest cause is viral infection.
Doctor:people having upper respiratory tract infection usually have a fragile respiratory and lower pharyngeal wall.
Doctor:And sometimes due to a severe bout of coughing, the fragile wall can break leading to bright red minimal bleeding.
Doctor:What you experienced yesterday was probably the same.
Doctor:An alternative possibility is minor tear in the esophagus
Doctor:which can happen again due to severe bouts of coughing / sneezing.
Doctor:This again is not a serious issue as the amount of bleeding was not much.
Doctor:What you would need to do now is as follows
Doctor:1. Watch the progress of the condition.
Doctor:If you find there is recurrence of vomiting, increase in the amount of blood or if you find lots of dark brown coloured blood spots
Doctor:you need to visit a hospital immediately.
Doctor:2. Take symptomatic treatment such as
Doctor:- Steam inhalation thrice a day
Doctor:- Tab. Calpol 500mg thrice a day for 2-3 days
User:steam with any vicks
User:actually it is not that much severe
Doctor:- Tab. Cetrizine one tablet at night.
User:i got a cold bcos of climate change
User:and it is getting blocked some times and daily morning i am having ginger tea
Doctor:Steam inhalation with vicks or menthol will give added benefits than just boiling water.
User:i think it must be of heat in body
Doctor:I understand your symptoms.
User:oh ok will do it morning & night
Doctor:Viral flu is common during climate change (especially during cold weather)
User:oh ok
User:shall i consult doctor today
Doctor:presence of fever suggest your symptoms are due to an infection and rather than simple allergies.
User:and i had head ache also yestdy
Doctor:seeing a doctor would be beneficial, but there is no urgency here.
User:bcos of tension & stress
Doctor:Headache, body ache, generalized tiredness are part of viral syndrome.
User:ok then i will check the doctor today
Doctor:These symptoms are usually self limiting and would gradually improve in a few days.
Doctor:You can visit your doctor; in the mean time I encourage you to perform steam inhalation.
Doctor:Calpol can be used if you are having higher body temperature.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:tell me sir
Doctor:Hope you have received my recommendations.
User:ya i will try with steam inhalation for a week
User:then will c the difeence
Doctor:Yes, steam inhalation will work.
Doctor:In addition to it,
Doctor:keep yourself well hydrated with plenty of fluids.
User:on 2008 i did my sinus operation
Doctor:Plenty of fruits and vegetables will give extra boost to fight back infection and get back to normality sooner.
User:oh ok
Doctor:Proceed with your other query/
User:will surely take your words and follow hereon doctor
User:as of now this is my only problem
User:thank you
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Wish you a speedy recovery.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor