A 55-year-old female asked:
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I quit smoking 10 days ago and still have a lot if phlegm and mucous, what can I do about it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Mucolytic: Ask your friendly pharmacist for a mucolytic agent to help you clear this material. It takes time for the lining of the tubes leading into your lungs to recover from the damage done by cigarettes. Congratulations on stopping. Be patient. You will smell and taste things better, smell better to non-smokers and feel better over all. Good work. Be proud of yourself. Not easy to do.
Answered on Mar 14, 2013
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