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How do i get rid of a mucus or phlegm cough quickly?

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Dr. Tahira Bokhari
48 years experience
Spit it out,cough fi: Cough medication are only symptomatic treatment. Finding the cause and dealing with it bottom line. The most common causes of cough with phlegm are bronchitis, sinusitis and upper respiratory infections.Gerd can also give you this symptom. Smoking is another cause. Treatment can vary from antibiotics to anti-inflammatory, histamine blockers, decongestant or bronco-dilators. The most imp step defin.
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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 30 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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