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Can a better prescription be given for the built up mucus in your lungs that is making it feel like you can't breathe, because the nebulizer, ashma pump and musinex is not working?

Can a better prescription be given for the built up mucus in your lungs that is making it feel like you can't breathe, because the nebulizer, ashma pump and musinex is not working?

Fluids: You need to drink enough fluids and stay well hydrated to mobilize the mucous and thin it out. Drink more fluids along with the mucinex (guaifenesin). See a physician if the mucous is discolored, green or bloody. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

Food not a factor: Foods are not a factor in production of mucus in the lungs nor do foods help in removing it. Steam inhalation may help loosen the mucus and make it easier to come out. ...Read more

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Mucus becomes obstructed in my throat in between lungs and throat and can't clear it, what should I do to remove my discomfort, please help?

Mucus becomes obstructed in my throat in between lungs and throat and can't clear it, what should I do to remove my discomfort, please help?

Warm.: Sometime warm shower or warm drinks can help to thin the mucus and dissolve it. If not, you may consider Mucinex (guaifenesin) (over the counter). ...Read more

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Salt water in nebulizer break up mucus?

Salt water in nebulizer break up mucus?

Hypertonic saline: Inhaled hypertonic (7%) saline is used in certain lung diseases to hydrate thick mucus in the airways. This helps with mucus clearance. ...Read more

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My lungs are burning, especially when i smoke and I am coughing up white mucus. What can this be?

My lungs are burning, especially when i smoke and I am coughing up white mucus. What can this be?

Stop smoking: Its your lungs telling you to stop smoking. Maybe other words for it (bronchitis, pneumonia, etc., ), but it really boils down to the first thought. ...Read more

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I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs ?

I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs ?

Self limited: If you got a small part of a cookie in your lungs, it would probably cause you to cough and expel it. Otherwise it can cause some mild to moderate local inflammation temporarily. ...Read more

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I am suffering and have been for months with excessive mucus in my lungs that i can cough up. What can I do to treat this?

I am suffering and have been for months with excessive mucus in my lungs that i can cough up. What can I do to treat this?

Need diagnosis....: Your symptoms are likely due to airway inflammation but this can have several etiologies. Possible diagnoses include asthma, acute bronchitis due to infection (less likely if symptoms persist for months), chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis as they all have different therapies. If you smoke, you need to quit asap. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Nebulizer (Definition)

A nebulizer is a machine that turns a liquid into a mist. It is usually used for medications for asthma, cystic fibrosis, and copd, so that the medications can be ...Read more