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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can i get rid of catarrh (mucus, phlegm)?

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Dr. Jason Smith
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Salt water: Try gargling with warm salty water. Use a teaspoon in 8 oz of warm water and gargle and spit.
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A 51-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of this thick mucus/phlegm?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Thick Mucus: Greetings. Treating thick mucus first begins with hydration. Try a saline nasal wash like the NeilMed kits. Guifenessin commonly sold as Mucinex (guaifenesin) will also act as a mucolytic. Remember to drink plenty of water and even sleep with a humidifier. These actions should help resolve your thick mucus.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2017

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