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Hyper Saline 7% in my nebulizer, coughing up blood

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I am concerned about a new treatment I started. I began Hyper Saline 7% in my nebulizer to use while doing CPT treatments to help me cough up the mucus settling in my lungs. While I was doing the treatment I was coughing really hard and thought alot of mucus was about to come up but I was coughing up blood. Im not sure why this happened. Could it be that the blood has settled in my lungs and the saline forced it up, or could I have busted a blood vessel coughing? It was dark if that means anything. It was just scary so I wanted advice on this. Thannks!


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replied April 3rd, 2012
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Welcome to e health forum.

Severe intensity of coughing can cause excessive negative pressures within the respiratory tract, and this can cause mucosal tears and hence the blood in the mucus.

In case this was a single episode and has now stopped, then taking rest and inhaling steam should help you get some relief.

In case the coughing is persistent, and there is continuous blood in the mucus, then you should immediately seek medical attention and proper help.


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