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Thu, Sep 19 8:49am · Every day I cough up what looks like a scab with ugly mucous and blood in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Regrettably, no. After 4 months of not producing the scab, the nasopharynx scab began reoccurring about 4 weeks ago. The ENT that I’ve been working with for the last year+ sent me yesterday for another CT scan. He is going to review the results in the next week or so, then plans to refer me to a specialist in Philadelphia. Will post an update once I have a better diagnosis.

Fri, Jul 26 11:09pm · Every day I cough up what looks like a scab with ugly mucous and blood in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

@klpdx @reebobbin

Halleluiah, I’ve been cured.

I was bringing up a scab every 3 days, it’s now been 2 months since my last scab.

In May I went back to my ENT. He scoped me and extracted the scab… sent it to the lab for pathology.

The report came back as Heavy Growth Staphylococcus Aureus. Moderate Gram Positive Cocci in pairs.
The pathology report included a Susceptibility Results report, which listed various antibiotics and if the specimen was resistant or susceptible.

From the list of susceptible antibiotics, my ENT prescribed Levofloxacin Tabs 500mg for 21 days.

So far, 2 months and no scabs. Hopefully this information can help you find an answer as well.

Also – I had been on a zPack the 2 weeks prior to the Levoflxacin. It did change the frequency of the scabs, but it came back as soon as I was finished with the zPack … you need the right antibiotic for an extended period

Tue, Mar 26 5:03pm · Every day I cough up what looks like a scab with ugly mucous and blood in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

@glassshark
I saw my ENT in early March … Still producing scabs every 3-days like clockwork.
He scoped me again and can see the scab right were the adenoids would be … but he says it’s not Adenoiditis. He considered that it may be a Tornwaldt cyst… stepped away to re-look at my MRI, but came back and said not that either.

He used the scope to dislodge the scab that was there, then swabbed me for a culture. He had me start taking Augmentin for 14-days, while we waited for the culture to come back.

The culture came back 5-days later. The PA called to say that it shows staph, but that staph is a naturally occurring thing and isn’t what my problem is since there is no elevated white blood cell count (i.e. Its not a staph infection).

Still no definitive diagnostic.

The Augmentin has changed the frequency of the scab. For the last 9 months, it has been a new scab every 3-days … I completed the Augmentin last Saturday, which I just had a scab today… first one in 10-days. 10 is better than 3, but I want none of this 😊

I’ll give it another two weeks to see if the frequency changes up now that I’m off the Augmentin, then will call the ENT to see what’s the next step.

Wed, Feb 20 4:00pm · Every day I cough up what looks like a scab with ugly mucous and blood in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

@klpdx, @reebobbin I have the exact same picture. Thumbnail sized “Scab”, slightly cupped form, with mucus.

I was coughing one up about every 3 weeks. Since having surgery last June to correct a deviated septum, I have great air flow, but am now consistently coughing up one of these scabs every 3 days.

Post surgery I brought this condition to my ENT/Surgeon, which he scoped me and can see the “Crusting”; He reviewed the MRI that I had prior to surgery – No evidence of any abnormality. November he ordered a CT Scan – No evidence of an abnormality/cancer. January he biopsied the nasopharynx where the scab grows – No evidence of cancer… but no conclusion either. I suggested a problem with the adenoids, but he doesn’t think so.

He suggested coming back in 3 months and see if the condition still exists. I’ll be going back late in March … looking forward to hearing if you have any further updates. I plan to share this information with him when I see him next month.