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Blood in my mucus (not much coughing)
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Blood in my mucus (not much coughing)

I have had a cold problem for about 4 days. I am very congeste on my chest and my voice sounds like Darth Vader on the other side of an intercomm.  I did have a bad headache for about 24 hrs a day ago. I don't really cough, but when I blow my nose or suck out the mucus in my throad, blood comes out; sometimes streaky, sometimes in globs!
I have been on Amoxicilin for 24 hrs and am taking Guanifencen.

Any other thoughts?  Thanks
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This sounds like acute sinusitis.  If your symptoms have not improved after 72 hours of starting the amoxicillin, you should see your doctor.  It may be that a stronger antibiotic is needed.

Also your chest congestion could be a sign of pneumonia, especially if you have a fever.  A chest x-ray is often done to see if pneumonia is present.
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Hey,
I have something like you.  I had a really bad cold a few days ago, but after it was over, I started to notice that when I blow my nose, there's streaks of blood and globs too.  I did have a sore throat a few nights ago and a headache, but currently I feel fine everywhere else..it's just the blood that freaks me out.  This has been going on for three days.  I'm going to go see a doctor today.  Hopefully what we have is the samething and all you need to do is take antibiotics.
What did your doc tell you?
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Finally, other people with similar symptoms. In December I saw my doctor because I was spitting out, usually when I would wake up, blood with mucus present or not. I had developed a very bad bronchitis, that's what was diagnosed after a chest xray. I was on 30 GEN-Amoxicillin (500mg)for 10 days and where the blood ceased. Once I finished the medication the blood in the mucus returned. My mouth every morning is dry and when I clear my throat the mucus comes up followed by blood. Now is January caught a cold, same pattern mucus & blood the only thing different today rather this evening is I brought up mucus followed by blood, the reason I say different is because the blood would only occur in the morning. Perhaps I need a stronger antibiotic? I really would appreciate any advice you can offer. Thanks
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