Coughing up blood is the spitting up of blood or bloody mucus from the lungs and throat (respiratory tract).
Hemoptysis is the medical term for coughing up blood from the respiratory tract.
Hemoptysis; Spitting up blood; Bloody sputum
Coughing up blood is not the same as bleeding from the mouth, throat, or gastrointestinal tract.
Blood that comes up with a cough often looks bubbly because it is mixed with air and mucus. It is usually bright red, although it may be rust-colored. Sometimes the mucus may only contain streaks of blood.
A number of conditions, diseases, and medical tests may make you cough up blood, including:
Blood clot in the lung
Breathing blood into the lungs (pulmonary aspiration)
Inflammation of the blood v...
When someone sneezes we usually say, “Bless you” but when you hear a bellowing cough your instincts are to run away. The suffering cougher goes unblessed and often feels isolated as people flee for cover hoping not to inhale any aerosolized infectious particles. Such defense mechanisms are not looked down upon in today’s era of germ avoidance, but what defense does the cougher have against the seemingly never ending cough?
The role and effectiveness of cough suppressants will be a topic to revisit on another day. More importantly, the cause of prolonged coughing should be identified. Let’s first discuss the difference between acute and chronic cough.
An acute cough generally goes away within three to four weeks for a child and within eight weeks for an adult. There are many causes of acute cough but the most common one is the common cold. Other causes include sinus infections, flu syndrome, other upper respiratory infections and ear i...
Generic Name: ASCORBIC ACID - ORAL Pronounced: (as-KORE-bik AS-id) Vitamin C Cough Drops Oral Uses
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low
levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their
diets. Most people who eat a normal diet do not need extra ascorbic acid. Low
levels of vitamin C can result in a condition called scurvy. Scurvy may cause
symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, joint pain, tiredness, or tooth
Vitamin C plays an important role in the body. It is
needed to maintain the health of skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood
vessels. It is also used to protect your body's cells from damage. It is known
as an antioxidant.
How To Use Vitamin C Cough Drops Oral
Take this vitamin by mouth with or without food, usually 1
to 2 times daily. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as
directed by your doctor.
If you are taking the extended-release capsules, sw...
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