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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Is a loose cough enough or do you need to spit out the flem to rid our lungs of fluid? I can't get the flem out.

Clearing

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your lungs is good, expectorating perhaps best, but what you don't you swallow. Thick, tenacious mucus can clog and cling to bronchi, and ultimately if successful, block them leading to pneumonia or lobar collapse. Expectorants help liquefy and loosen. Vigorous cooughing can hurt and even fracture your ribs. But, better than pneumomia.
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I have had steroids 4 times in 4 months.I, am struggling to get air in and out. Worse when I lie down. Have I got fluid on my lungs?

Not if steroids...

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...were the correct treatment. Likely need to see PULMONOLOGIST asap for further evaluation, testing and medication modification. Your primary Dr can make sure there is not an underlying heart function issue, or if suspects one, send you to CARDIOLOGIST instead or also.
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Dr. Allen Seely answered:

How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

LO salt, need help!

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Fluid in lungs (pulmonary edema) can be due to MANY causes: heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure.... Pulmonary edema is usually treated with water pills (diuretics) and LOW salt diet. Depedending on the EXACT cause other medications MAY help: e.g. Coreg for Heart failure.. Management of pulmonary edema USUALLY requires a physician team EXPERT in internal medicine problems.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

How can fluid get into the lungs and where does it come from?

Fluid "on" the

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lungs commonly means pleural fluid, in the space between the lung and chest. In the lungs means pneumonia. List for each too long to describe.
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Dr. Barry Cohen answered:

Why did I get fluid on lungs after a para esophageal hernia?

Many on both sides

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possibilities. can't answer without more data
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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered:

Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Fluid Status

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Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins
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What to do if I have stage 4 lung cancer why do I get fluid in my lungs?

From tumors

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The cancer masses may bleed or exude fluid making a pleural effusion. Multiple lesions in the lungs may also congest the lungs or create obstructive pneumonia.
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Dr. Eric J. Stein answered:

Had a CT of the lungs and they injected the fluids inside my IV that's makes you get really warm everywhere. When do the side effects wear off?

Almost immediately

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Contrast material, or X-Ray dye, is often injected IV in a CT scan to see things better. Some people 'feel' the dye as a warm sensation which lasts during the injection and subsides almost immediately. Some people have dye 'allergies' which usually manifest within seconds to minutes after the injection. They can be minor or more serious. Minor reactions include nausea, vomiting and hives.
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Dr. Tony T. Ho answered:

How do I get sputum out from my lungs for sputum test for afb?

Cough

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You need to cough it up; if you are unable to, a nurse or RT can induce sputum by spraying some saline down your airway.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

What would be a way to get smoke out of my lungs (from a fire)?

Time

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It just takes time.
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