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Q... Since when you have this cough ?
Q... How much streaks were there ?
did it happened once ? or more than one time ?
This morning is the first time i noticed the phlegm
Q... Do you have fever ?
no i fell pretty good just this nagging cough
If this happened for one time and the amount of black streaks were small
then no need to worry at this stage as this can be due to cough causing trauma to the airway causing bleeding and this clotted blood appeared like streaks.
If this happens again, or the cough remains
then you need tests like X rays, sputum tests
as this can be lower respiratory tract infection which in ages above 60 can progress rapidly.
Take steam inhalations
take warm water
go warm water gargles
take some honey
use a cough syrup if you have any at home.
symptoms like fever, severe cough, more black color sputum/streaks
mean that you need to go to er
You have questions ?
no - I will treat and watch closely. thank you
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