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Flu symptoms,throat and roof of mouth sore,coughed bright red blood,any concern?

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Posted on Fri, 18 May 2012
Question: I have had flu/cold like symptoms for the last 3 days. Today, I don't feel fluish, but my throat is quite sore, even on the roof of my mouth at the back. I also coughed up a small amount of bright red blood this morning. Should I be concerned or is this just a normal cold?
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (32 minutes later)
Dear XXXXXXX

Thank You for your query.

1. If you do not have other symptoms like high fever, chills, headache, severe bodyache, fatigue, cough then it is just a common cold.
2. Coughing up a little amount of fresh blood in the morning is not a cause of concern unless it occurs very often.
3. You should be on anti allergic medication and use a medicated mouthwash such as Betadine oral rinse. Antibiotic may be needed if bacterial infection is the cause.
4. Remember to get adequate rest from work, avoid cold drinks and food, keep warm, keep yourself hydrated, avoid tobacco and alcohol.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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Flu symptoms,throat and roof of mouth sore,coughed bright red blood,any concern?

Dear XXXXXXX

Thank You for your query.

1. If you do not have other symptoms like high fever, chills, headache, severe bodyache, fatigue, cough then it is just a common cold.
2. Coughing up a little amount of fresh blood in the morning is not a cause of concern unless it occurs very often.
3. You should be on anti allergic medication and use a medicated mouthwash such as Betadine oral rinse. Antibiotic may be needed if bacterial infection is the cause.
4. Remember to get adequate rest from work, avoid cold drinks and food, keep warm, keep yourself hydrated, avoid tobacco and alcohol.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.

Regards.