I have a cough, most likely a cold

Patient : I have a cough, most likely a cold. I coughed hard, a little blood came up
Doctor :   Hello, Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com I understand your concern. In acute pharyngitis cases or URTI c ases, a little blood can be coughed out along with sputum. This indicates there is an infection which needs antibiotic treatment. I will advise you to consult your physician and start yourself on Cap. Augmentin 625 mg twice daily for a week. This antibiotic works particularly well for URTIs and is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. For your cough, you should take Syrup. Ascoril 2 teaspoons twice daily for 3-5 days till the cough subsides. If there is constant bleeding, please get your sputum evaluated and proceed accordingly. Hope this was helpful, Regards

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