Just a quick note, the blood is by no means always there.
It's usually only in the morning, though not every morning, or very briefly during the day.
I've noticed a bit of congestion in my chest a more or less persistent, sometimes very hard, cough.
How are you? A persistent cough or a cough that is associated with chest pain, fever, weight loss, or blood-tinged or discolored sputum should be evaluated by a doctor.It would be best if you consult your doctor for proper evaluation such as chest x-ray or sputum test.
Take care and keep us posted.
Hey thanks for the reply.
I haven't had a fever or chest pain, and the cough has more or less completely died away.
I've begun to think that it may have just been a combination of cold and allergy symptoms.
Does that seem likely, or even possible?
That's good to hear. Acute coughs usually begin suddenly and are often due to a cold, flu, or sinus infection. Coughs from a lung infection such as bronchitis can start out suddenly and then linger on. Other common causes of chronic or ongoing coughs include asthma, allergies chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sinusitis leading to postnasal drip, smoking cigarettes or exposure to secondhand smoke or pollutants.
Take care and regards.
Thanks for the information ^_^