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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

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Dr. Gregory Patrick
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What can I do to do clean out my lungs?

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Dr. Charles Kim
Thoracic Surgery 61 years experience
Stop smoking: Breathing deep, take deep cough, and clear phlegms. God bless!

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