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Respiratory medicine

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  • Coughing up phlegm

  • Blood stained phlegm

  • Blood-tinged sputum

  • Bringing up mucus

  • Removing mucus

  • Bloody sputum

  • Bloody cough

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Repeated fever above 38 ℃

  • Peripheral cyanosis

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Respiratory wheeze

  • Fever

Possible Causes

  • Cough variant asthma

    A type of asthma where the main symptom is a persistent dry cough. This is due to the airways being highly sensitive and overreacting to foreign substances. The underlying cause is unclear but involves genetics. There are many triggers for asthma flares, including smoke, pollen, dust mite droppings, cold weather, exercise and viral infections.

  • Common cold (upper respiratory tract infection)

    Viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms include coughing, runny nose and throat pain. The majority of colds are caused by viruses; a small number are caused by bacteria instead.

  • Aspergillus

    Aspergillosis is an infection caused by a type of fungus. It usually affects the respiratory system and sinuses, but their signs and severity vary greatly. Aspergillus, is present everywhere (indoors and outdoors) which can cause the infection.

  • Deep-seated mycosis
  • Acute / chronic tracheitis / bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Alzheimer dementia (AD)
  • MRSA infection

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have phlegm?

  • Do you have blood in your phlegm?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

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  • Cough

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