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Home Remedies For Coughing Up Phlegm
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Depends...: Treatment for a nonproductive, chronic cough depends on the etiology. Some possible etiologies include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. All these etiologies have entirely different treatments so treatment depends on the suspected etiology. Your doctor should evaluate your cough so the correct treatment can be rendered. ...Read more
The cause: You need to know the cause before you can treat an illness. Our information suggests that your cough may be from post-nasal drips. Daily saline irrigation 1 to 2 x daily on the nose may reduce the cough. If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, staying in an air-conditioned room during the pollen season may help. Pets may be a problem. No home remedies has been found to be that effective. ...Read more
Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?
Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chesty cough for 3 weeks now, symptoms starting now are congested nose, green phlegm. Can't get a doc appointment are there any home tips to help?
Saline irrigation: It appears that your cold has been complicated by a bacterial sinus infection. Go to an Urgi Care if you can't get to see your doctor in the next 72 hrs to get evaluated and treated. In the meanwhile, try irrigating your sinuses and nose with saline solution. ...Read more
Asthma symptoms at night due to post-nasal drip. Wake up choking. Any at-home remedies worth trying for post-nasal drip?
Saline lavage: The most effective home remedy for these kinds of symptoms is nasal saline lavage (such as neti pot, or using a squeeze bottle available at the pharmacy). Instructions are available with the device, but you essentially rinse the nose with salt water. A good swim in a pool, getting water in your nose, sometimes works too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Eating raw garlic for 2 months everyday coughing up phlegm and sinus ears is congested but clearing up . Why? Cough?
Coughing blood: The most common reason for coughing up blood in an infection. However, we always worry about rare things lik cancers in the lungs or other conditions such as sarcoidosis. This is certainly worth seeing your doctor and at least getting a chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waking up with bloody mucus every morning for about 3 months, no cough, been to the dentist, all good, can blood come up from throat without cough?
Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
Going to urgi care in the morning. Coughing up green mucus. Yellow mucus from nose and stuffed up. What meds can I expect? Or should I discuss about?
Possibly antibiotics: They may give you antibiotics, but more important to discuss all of your symptoms and duration of symptoms. Mucinex (guaifenesin) and dextromethorphan as listed on your medications is a good start. This may be viral, but the medical provider at the urgent care should be able to elicit the history and exam which will drive treatment. ...Read more
Woke up this morning sore throat stuffed up nose, cough with green mucus, body ache headache, slight fever. Should i go to dr or stay home and rest?
Viral illness: You either have the common cold or influenza. If the latter, you might benefit by being treated with oseltamivir, but only after seeing a doctor and getting a specific diagnosis. Or you could take otc meds to treat symptoms, stay home, rest, drink lots of fluids and i hope you will be better soon. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bronchitis???: Sometimes we become very concerned when the color of our mucus changes. Green and bloody always trigger the biggest response. Chances are that you have a bronchitis. This is the most common cause of bleeding. If it gets copious, you need to go to the er. However chances are that it will just go away after the virus has been fought off... Take symptomatic over-counter medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sore throat for 5 days, a worsening cough, coughing up green/yellow mucus. and night sweats. do i need antibiotics?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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