A 26-year-old female asked:

What do i need to get rid of yellow, thick mucus / phlegm? comes out when i blow my nose and cough it up. thanks

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joel Teig
47 years experience
Dry up the mucous: With the extent of mucous and phlegm, the best way to reduce that is with an antihistamine. In the drug stores, they sell and over the counter medication, diphenhydramine 25mg that you can take every 8 hours. In addition, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water for help reduce the thickness of the mucous.
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