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Doctor insights on: Cleansing Nebulizer Rinse To Remove Lung Mucus

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My chest hurts and feels congested. I take my proair every hour, as well as my nebulizer. I can cough all the mucus out, which I believe is the cause.

My chest hurts and feels congested. I take my proair every hour, as well as my nebulizer. I can cough all the mucus out, which I believe is the cause.

STOP!!!: You need to go to the emergency room or call your doctor. Very dangerous to take your proair every hour with your nebulizer (hopefully it is not a bronchodilator). If it is, you are overdosing yourself and making yourself sicker. If you are that tight you need steroids to help decrease the swelling in your lungs. Good that you are coughing up the mucus but using proair every hour is a no no! ...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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7 days ago wake up from sleep I found chest irritation and mild cough. . but I still feel there was mucus in may chest cant be removed. Male, age 26?

7 days ago wake up from sleep I found chest irritation and mild cough. . but I still feel there was mucus in may chest cant be removed. Male, age 26?

Mgt: Most such illnesses are caused by a virus. Sometimes there can be a prolonged illness, and if you are still coughing after three weeks, or if you have any problems breathing, I would advise a follow up with your doctor.
In the meantime, drink clear fluids, monitor your temperature, keep nasal passages clear with saline solution, and rest. A yearly flu vaccination is also suggested, per your doctor ...Read more

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My chest hurts every time I cough. And I feel like its mucus. Is there any way to remove it?

My chest hurts every time I cough. And I feel like its mucus. Is there any way to remove it?

Yes: See your primary care physician to determine if treatment requires antibiotic regimen. They may do a chest x ray. I you are having shortness of breath or fever to the point you it's slowing you from normal function levels would recommend you go to urgent care to speed up treatment. You want to avoid a full bronchitis or pneumonia. In all this breathing treatments are available. Take care. ...Read more

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How to remove mucus from an infants chest?

How to remove mucus from an infants chest?

Chest percussion: Sometimes the chest congestion you heard is actually a sound transmits from the upper airway, i.e. Nose or throat. If your baby really has chest congestion, he/she may breathe a lot faster than normal, nasal flaring, chest retraction and even with some wheezing sound. If your baby is breathing with the above symptoms, please bring to the doctor. ...Read more

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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

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What to do if I could feel mucus in my lungs but can't cough it up?

What to do if I could feel mucus in my lungs but can't cough it up?

Several things...: You can get chest percussion, use medications such as mucomyst, drink a lot of water, use a flutter valve. ...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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If I cough up mucus could it be coming from my lungs?

If I cough up mucus could it be coming from my lungs?

Yes: But it could also come from sinus, nasal passage, pharynx, bronchus and lungs. Color of mucous important, how much, what cough sounds like, hx of lung disease, meds you are on. ...Read more

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What can I do to get mucus out of my lungs when I have bronchitis/asthma?

What can I do to get mucus out of my lungs when I have bronchitis/asthma?

Cough: In all seriousness, that is highly effective. Often there is a component of post nasal drip present and nasal steroids, saline rinses, and antihystamines help as well. If allergies are persistant see an allergist about getting treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I always have mucus in my lungs, not that bad, but how can I get rid of it, what is the reason?

Why do I always have mucus in my lungs, not that bad, but how can I get rid of it, what is the reason?

Doctor can evaluate: A person who has a cough producing mucus should see a doctor. The doctor can evaluate to see if there is allergies, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, or perhaps another problem in the throat or chest. Problems can be more serious if the person is a smoker or has other health problems. Smoking is a major risk factor for several lung diseases, including cancer. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a lingering cough, lungs are clear, but he's been coughing a lot today. Will using the nebulizer help?

My 4 year old has a lingering cough, lungs are clear, but he's been coughing a lot today. Will using the nebulizer help?

Cough: Not always come from the lungs, could be his throat, sinuses ears or his nose, although cough could be the first sign of airway irritation and narrowing, you can still use the nebulizer with a bronchodialtor medicine if you have, if that doesn't help, see his doctor, whom you will need to see anyways for proper management after control of your son's cough, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I GET CHRONIC BRONCITIS, AND THE ONLY WAY TO GET MUCUS OUT OF LUNGS IS TO BREATHE OUT VERY HARD AND RATTLE THE MUCUS, AND THEN COUGH HARD.

Bronchitis: There are also medications available that help to thin the mucus and make it easier to expel. You might also want to have a pulmonary function test to see how your breathing is doing. Your doctor can prescribe inhaled medications to improve your function and symptoms. Of course, avoid smoke and other irritants. ...Read more

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I have had mucus in lungs and cough for the past 4-5 weeks. Cough and sputum has reduced much over this time but continues nevertheless. Any inputs?

I have had mucus in lungs and cough for the past 4-5 weeks. Cough and sputum has reduced much over this time but continues nevertheless. Any inputs?

Post nasal drip: Viral sinus infections often lead to a reactive hyperemia with post nasal drip for weeks to months after infection. Nasal washes plus nasal steroids might help shortness the course. These episodes tend to go away on their own. ...Read more

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Black streaks in my mucus and tight lung feeling : (I'm 19 and smoked for 3-4 years?

Black streaks in my mucus and tight lung feeling : (I'm 19 and smoked for 3-4 years?

Stop smoking: The lungs are very delicate, used to extract oxygen from the air and transfer it to the blood. Filling them with soot is very harmful. 4 years of smoking isn't enough to result in cancer but within a few weeks if giving up smoking, the chest tightness and abnormal mucus should stop. ...Read more

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If I don't ve asthma, but just bronciectasis, should I use inhalors regularly? I ve no breathless mostly but shd I use them to keep lungs clear of mucus

If I don't ve asthma, but just bronciectasis, should I use inhalors regularly? I ve no breathless mostly but shd I use them to keep lungs clear of mucus

Bronchiectasis: You should (or already have) see a pulmonologist to monitor and maintain adequate pulmonary function. If your pulmonologist recommended a treatment there is probably a good reason. If you are unsure why, you must definitely ask him/her why they have started therapy. Better to ask questions and know why and what you are using. ...Read more

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How do I get mucus out of my lungs?

You can try: Mucinex (guaifenesin). It is over the counter and can help break up mucus so you can cough it out. You also, may want to see your doctor if this does not help/resolve the issue. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why do my lungs get mucus in my lungs when I rat something sweet?

Why do my lungs get mucus in my lungs when I rat something sweet?

Nerves: When you eat, particularly if something cold, the parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated and this has the side effect of cuasing mucus glands to be more active. This is a stronger response in some than in others and is a normal response. ...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 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

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Could you tell me if flu pills that are not subscribed actually help control or even destroy some of the mucus that got in your lungs?

Could you tell me if flu pills that are not subscribed actually help control or even destroy some of the mucus that got in your lungs?

Flu pills: The term "flu pills" could be referring to a number of things. Don't know if you are asking about antiviral medication. Please re-ask with clarification about what the specific medication is. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough coming from my lungs for a week now. I don't have mucus or any other symptoms. I took delsum but that isn't working. Please help.?

I have a dry cough coming from my lungs for a week now. I don't have mucus or any other symptoms. I took delsum but that isn't working. Please help.?

Could be allergies: Depending on any other symptoms, could be allergies. You might try over-the-counter Flonase and/or Zyrtec (cetirizine). If it does not improve, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a severe deep and constant cough causing mucus what could this be? Its a constant cough feeling as if its coming straight from the lungs and there's thick mucus everytime...Ive had it for about a week now. What is it?

I have a severe deep and constant cough causing mucus what could this be? Its a constant cough feeling as if its coming straight from the lungs and there's thick mucus everytime...Ive had it for about a week now. What is it?

It: It isn't possible to diagnose your condition via this format. It could be a viral respiratory infection, pneumonia, bronchitis. A bacterial infection. Since it has been going on for a week without improvement, it is probably time to get it seen. In the mean time hydrate well and consider use of an over the counter mucolytic medication. ...Read more

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With cystic fibrosis what do you use to expel mucus from lungs?

With cystic fibrosis what do you use to expel mucus from lungs?

Cilia, hydration, Rx: Mucus lubricates and protects the linings of the airways, digestive system, reproductive system, and other organs and tissues. But in cystic fibrosis, it is abnormally thick and sticky. Thus, it can obstruct the airways, etc. Keeping well to over hydrated, ned's like mucormyst, abx when appropriate can help. ...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