coughing up purple balls
i have never had this type of cold/flu/whatever before. i probably got it from working in the mall, where there's a ton of little kids. i am pretty scared, because my throat hurts so bad i can barely talk or swallow, and since last night i've been coughing up mucus with blood in it. i've been taking sudafed, advil, and halls, but none seem to help. it also seems like both of my ears are on the way to getting infected. does anybody know what this could be, and if it'll pass w/o medical attention?