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How To Get Rid Of Phlegm Without Coughing It Up
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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
Infant saline nose: Drops followed by gentle suction of her nose with a bulb syringe help. Place a vaporizer across her bedroom, not close to her crib. If she has a rectal temperature of 100-4, laboredn breathing, decreased nursing &;/or decreased peeing, see her doctor. She'll swallow mucus & spit it up or pass it in her stool. As long as the mucus is loose & no other symptoms exist, give it about ...Read more
How to get rid of phlegm mucus I have been having problems with a lot of phlegm thick mucus I have been to doctors they do not now what it is how do I get rid of this, I have tries cough and cold, an nothing is working, it is very hard to swollow an it fe
If: If you haven't already done so, I would seek out a good local ENT in your area for a thorough history and exam that could include nasal endoscopy to evaluate for possible sinus origin, indirect mirror or flexible scope exam of your throat, etc. Depending on findings, you may need ct imaging of your sinuses, in the mean time, if your mucous is thick and sticky, Mucinex (guaifenesin) (otc) is a safe medication that can help thin the mucous so it is more easily transported through your upper nasal and sinus passages. Try to drink enough water to stay well hydrated. Gargling with salt water also may help break up some of the phlegm. If you are a smoker this is counterproductive as it incites an inflammatory mucosal response and stimulates more mucous production. ...Read more
How to get rid of phlegm in toddler? My 2 yr old son has constant phelgm and severe runny nose and cough. Please help us. No sleep in our house.
He may need abx: If your son has been sick for only a few days it's probably a viral upper respiratory tract infection there's not much to do about it. If he's been sick for a week or more most likely he now has a bacterial infection and should be on antibiotics. Contact your pediatrician and have him evaluated and hopefully placed on a course of antibiotics for at least 10 days. ...Read more
How do I help my 6 month old get rid of phlegm in her throat? She has a runny nose with clear snot, small rattling cough, no fever & is not fussy
I have a cough where a little bit of phlegm comes out. How can I get rid of my cough before my basketball game tomorrow?
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.
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I have been sick over 2 monthsi can't get rid of cough and yellow phlegm. I'm not a smoker. What can I do?
Have you seen doctor: If you have had cough and purulent sputum for over 2 months, you have some kind of serious respiratory infection. While smokers certainly get more of these, non-smokers can get any kind of infection as well. Your doctor needs to examine you, take a full history, probably get samples of your sputum for testing and probably a Chest Xray or other imaging studies of your lungs. See your doc NOW. ...Read more
Insuff information: Is burning from reflux or constant cough or sore throat? Home, some hot tea w Honey, breathe in the steam. At pharmacy can try cough remedy like Robitussen (aval generic), esp if it has dextromethorphan good to quiet cough. Also taking fairly warm shower & breathing in warm moisture in the air for a while will help inflamed tissues. ...Read more
Hi doc, I have phlegm for a very long period of time and medication only seems to get rid of the cough but not the phlegm. Please advice. Thanks!
See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what kind of medication were prescribed and what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and netipotty sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
I have never been able to cough up phlegm I gag and then vomit. I currently have a chest cold and I can not get rid of the phlegm. Any suggestions?
I don't think it is typically necessary to cough up phlegm. Try thinning it out by taking something like Guaifenesin and drinking lots of water. Don't just take the med without the water. Also try nasal saline rinse kit or neti pot if you have nasal congestion.
The thinner phlegm should be absorbed by your body or swallowed and exit through the GI tract.
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What can I do to get rid of thick phlegm in my throat that is quite difficult to cough up as it is so thick, it is a chronic persistent problem?
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) MD: Thick phlegm can be thinned out with something like a mucinex, (guaifenesin) which can be found at most drug stores. However, if this is a chronic problem, you should visit an md to determine what the root cause of the phlegm is: reflux, allergies, post-nasal drip, or lung issues. Productive cough is a particular symptom that is concerning. Long term treatment of the originating problem will help you long-term. ...Read more
Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but I can't get rid of cough?
It can: Reflux in infants is a common trigger for a cough. The Prilosec decreases stomach acid and may decrease irritation, but it does not stop the reflux, it just makes it less painful. With time and gradual assumption of an upright posture for more hours/day, the reflux and related cough decreases. It iften peaks around the 4-5 month period. ...Read more
My throat has phlegm and the doctor says thst I've mucous leaking and it makes my throat itchy. How can I get rid of the cough?
Sounds like allergy: Lots of mucous, itchy throat, and cough---sounds like allergies to me! Tis the season, as the pollen counts are soaring. There are 3 over the counter antihistamines that you may try---claritin, allegra, (fexofenadine) and zyrtec. They all have generics which are fine. Try one of these. If ineffective, see your doctor again. ...Read more
Hi! I have this sore throat for about 6 days now and cough grey phlegm once or twice a day. I smoke light cigarettes. What should do to get rid of 'em?
I understand your concern.
Grey phlem is likely due to cigarette smoking and air pollution, it can also be due to or Marijuana smoking.
See the Physician if coughing affects your sleep and day time functioning, difficulty in swallowing or fever.
See Therapist to understand and resolve your feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, resentment for which you may be smoking; plan to decrease smoking ...Read more
I have had a productive cough for about a week and a half and it's not going away. How do I get rid of the phelgm?
6 weeks pregnant with a lingering productive cough how do I get rid of this? It has been 2 weeks.
How can I get rid of this thick phlem which is making me cough? Have had the flu but coughing too much its been over 2 weeks
I'm always coughing up phlegm, no allergies, started before I started smoking a year ago, recently quit and its still there. How can I get rid of it?
Need diagnosis...: Possible etiologies for your symptoms include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or even a combination of these factors. Each of these has a different treatment so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Avoid smoking to decrease airway inflammation which could worsen these symptoms! Congrats on quitting! ...Read more
Coughing and been spitting clear phlegm should I go to the doctor or what can I take to get rid of it?
Use Netipot: Use a Netipot of similar device for a good sinus flush since it could be due to environmental allergies ...Read more
Doctors have told me I have asthma but aren't certain I use inhalers and I still keep on coughing up phlegm how can I get rid my phlegm?
URIs last ten days: Colds last 7-10 days. Use saline nose drops to help you breath. Steam yourself in the hot shower. Keep a vaporizer on at night when sleeping. Drink tea and lemon or honey. Try an over the counter cough medicine if you get no relief. I f after ten days symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more
My right nostril is stuffed up and I'm coughing my brains out and occasionally am having a thin yellow phlem come out. How do I get rid of my problem?
Determine Cause: This sounds like a sinus issue. Acute or chronic, depending on time of onset and duration. Causes range from bacterial infection (often accompanied by fever, headache and/or ear pain) to seasonal allergies – less likely in the setting of Claritin-D. This would ideally be assessed by examination of your frontal and maxillary sinuses, as well as ears and nose. Cough is likely due to post nasal drip. ...Read more
Always get a flu (cough, cold, sore throat, yellow phlegm) within a week after exercise. A 1 hour gym class and I'm sick. How to prevent this pls?
Exercise/infection: There is some evidence that parameters of immune function can be slightly diminished with intense exercise but this is more than balanced by the beneficial effects of exercise. The probability here is that you are being exposed to classmates with infections that are transmitted to you, and not that your immune system is being compromised. ...Read more
Interesting?: Phlegm or mucous is a natural process of mucous production. If there are irritants or infections, more phlegm may be produced. Clearing this is usually by coughing or blowing. With a baby, excess mucous usually can only be coughed up by the babe. Otherwise you can use a suction bulb to help remove from the nose and back of the mouth. Usually nature will take the proper course & you do nothing. ...Read more
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