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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: coughing blood


 dhar - Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:57 am

My boyfriend recently told me the reason he was coughing blood was because of an accidental exposure to freon. He's coughing blood almost daily. I havent been able to find any information on how bad his cndition may be. Any info or help would be appreciated.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:18 am

User avatar Hi dhar,
Irritation of the respiratory tract may cause changes in the color of sputum production. However, coughing up blood, warrants an evaluation by a physician to identify and treat the condition. If your boyfriend has not been evaluated then I would strongly suggest that you encourage him to do so regardless of the causative factor.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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