Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
177 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Chesty cough, coughing up blood with phlegm after drinking alcohol. Reason?

Hi, I have recently celebrated my birthday and unfortunately drank a little too much alchol and was sick in the next morning. After I was sick I got a really bad sore throat . The sore throat eventually eased however I soon developed a nasty chesty cough . After the third of fourth day of coughing I began coughing up blood with my phlem. Not a lot of blood but small traces of it. My cough has now almost completely gone, however I have coughed up more small traces of blood once again today. I feel fine in myself and I m eating and drinking normally. But a bit concerned that I m coughing up blood.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

The symptoms you mentioned coupled with the alcohol binge points out to an upper respiratory infection and reflux.

Take lots of warm fluids and avoid anything cold or spicy or oily
Start anti reflux treatment for a period of at least two weeks and evaluate with an endoscopy if the symptoms persists
Avoid sleeping or lying down as soon as you eat and have regular meals
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes
If the symptoms persists see a doctor

hope you recover soon

Dr Sriram Nathan
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

i coughed up clotted blood like one spoon i dont know where the blood is comming from the bleeding lasts few minutes and its gone after that thers...

Recent questions on  Upper respiratory infection

doctor1 MD

my seven month old has had a cough for nearly a month. His pediatritian perscribed some cough medicine and cough still has a mild cough..but now he...

doctor1 MD

Since Thursday May 26th I ve been ill. It started off as a small little virus or bug that I suspected I got from a friend. Later, I got strep...

doctor1 MD

My 4 year old daughter has a terrible headache. About 10 days ago she had strep throat. Then 4 days ago she had a virus. Both times she had a fever...

doctor1 MD

Hi, my 3 year old has had a croup type cough and fever for 8 days now. We have given him paracetamol regularly and he hasn t seemed lethargic or...

doctor1 MD

I've had a cold from runny nose since Thanksgiving in the U.S. to now a cough the past four days. I lost my voice and its been about three days....

doctor1 MD

What does yellow or green mucus tell about a cold or sinus infection? YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

I am 20 weeks pregnant. Developed a dry cough and wheezing late Friday evening around 9pm. Very dry, raspy and producing no mucus. Only symptom was...