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What causes yellowish sputum with blood when suffering from cold and cough? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jan-2014
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I'm XXXXXXX and suffering with cold and cough
User:I do see a yellowish sputum with a little bit of blood mixed
Doctor:What symptoms do you have?
Doctor:What other symptoms do you have?
User:only cold and cough
Doctor:Any fever?
User:my eyes are becoming little bit of redish too
User:no fever
Doctor:It seems like allergy
Doctor:Is there sneezing?
User:ohh I see, not much
Doctor:Blood tinge sputum is seen in allergies
Doctor:Do you smoke?
User:I don't smoke
Doctor:To be on the safer side we can get the sputum tested for bacteria - culture and sensitivity
User:the climate is very cool now here
Doctor:What medicines have you tried?
User:I haven't tried anything till now
Doctor:You can try tab cetirizine 5 mg before sleeping
Doctor:If it works by morning, then the cold will get better with this only
Doctor:Otherwise get the sputum tested
User:ok, will this work for cough too?
Doctor:It should
Doctor:Since cough happens to clear sputum
Doctor:and cetirizine helps in reducing sputum
User:I see, is one tab enough?
Doctor:If you do not have to drive etc then you can take another tablet in the morning
User:ok, which one?
Doctor:Yes one tablet tonight and one tomorrow night
User:ok, same tab. Got it
Doctor:Also protect from cold air and dust
User:ok, thank you
Doctor:You can also try ayurvedic preparations like sualin etc
User:I see, what is sualin exactly?
Doctor:It is available as tablets at most pharmacies
User:ok, which one do you suggest now? cetirizine 5 mg or sualin?
User:can I take both at the same time?
Doctor:Of course
Doctor:I myself usualy take many tablets of sualin in a day when I am sick
User:I see, is there a specific dosage for sualin ?
Doctor:It is a type of ayurvedic cough lozenge
Doctor:1-2 tablets four times a day
User:ohh ok, let me try these tabs
User:thank you very much for your advice
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
User:bye for now
Doctor:Take care
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