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A 29-year-old female asked:

Phlegm stuck deep inside chest.its causing coughing and shortness of breath.what can i do?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Phlegm: If you are short of breath, this should be evaluated by a physician, since it can represent a pneumonia or other lung condition. If it is not serious, might go to a pharmacy and see if they have an expectorant such as guaifenesin. Sometimes, heating up water and inhaling the steam (carefully) or spend some time in a hot shower can also help loosen up some lung secretions.
Last updated Dec 12, 2020

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