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What is the treatment for severe cold and cough?

First about 3 days ago I had a super stuffy nose and thought a simple head cold was my problem. a day or so later my nose cleared up and breathing was no issue. Then, a day later, my throat began to hurt so bad. I have no cough, or sneeze, but I am full of multicolored mucus. When it comes from my nasal passage it is yellow, sometimes with a small amount of redness, and from my throat it is usually a light brown, sometimes a bit bloody as well. this is only the second day, and it seems to be getting worse. whats up with me?
Fri, 31 Jul 2015
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Hi,
The multicolored mucus especially yellow indicates that your bodys defense has taken well care about the infection.
You need not worry as I find no fever in your history. I presume you are violently clearing your nose and throat secretions which might have injured some mucosa resulting in a twinge of mixed blood which is self limiting.
However, if the bleeding persists, you need to seek a personal medical attention.
Steam Inhalation is the best home remedy and the viral infection shall subside on its own.
Hope this helps.
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What is the treatment for severe cold and cough?

Hi, The multicolored mucus especially yellow indicates that your bodys defense has taken well care about the infection. You need not worry as I find no fever in your history. I presume you are violently clearing your nose and throat secretions which might have injured some mucosa resulting in a twinge of mixed blood which is self limiting. However, if the bleeding persists, you need to seek a personal medical attention. Steam Inhalation is the best home remedy and the viral infection shall subside on its own. Hope this helps.