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How do I get rid of mucus from a cold?

How do I get rid of mucus from a cold?

Blow your nose: A good assist when you feel a cold coming on is to take one or two (4 mg) over the counter chlorpheneramine pills (side effect: sleepiness). This can attenuate the mucus. Phenylephrine (side effect: heart rate increase, dizziness) is present in many anti-mucus over the counter remedies and helps in the actual production phase. Keep well hydrated and blow your nose gently (sniffing can help). ...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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How do I get rid of mucus and phlegm for a toddler who has suffered continuously for the past 12 months?

How do I get rid of mucus and phlegm for a toddler who has suffered continuously for the past 12 months?

See an allergist: Chances are , he may have an allergy that causing the problem. This especially true if either you or your husband allergies. Have your toddler checked by an allergist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a mucus cough?

How do I get rid of a mucus cough?

Need diagnosis...: Before a cough can be treated, first the cause of the cough must be identified. If your cough is less than 3 weeks duration, it could be acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. If due to bacteria, antibiotics may be needed. If the cough is of longer duration, possible etiology includes bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. See your doctor to diagnose and treat your cough. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of excess mucus and phlegm from a toddler who has suffered for 12 months?

How do I  get rid of excess mucus and phlegm from a toddler who has suffered for 12 months?

See a pediatrician: This should not be going on continuously for this length of time. If this has been intermittent it may be at least in part due to teething, but this is just a guess. Most pediatricians will have a good idea quickly of what the problems are. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dry and sticky mucus in my throat?

How do I get rid of dry and sticky mucus in my throat?

If Winter: It is winter and your complaining now. Most commonly when the heat comes on and brings down the humidity in the house, these things happen. Have your a/c guy install an automatic humidification system in your home. Much better than carrying buckets of water to a floow model humidifier. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of mucus?

How do you get rid of mucus?

It depends mostly: ...on where the mucus is coming from. Please provide us more information so we have some chance of answering your question. Thanks. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Does emergen c helps get rid of mucus?

Does emergen c helps get rid of mucus?

Not specifically: Hydration helps to moisten mucus so that it can be expelled. Emergency c is a healthy combination of vitamins and minerals. Take care. ...Read more