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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

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 can I get rid of this thick mucus/phlegm?

How can I get rid of this thick mucus/phlegm?

Thick Mucus: Greetings. Treating thick mucus first begins with hydration. Try a saline nasal wash like the NeilMed kits. Guifenessin commonly sold as Mucinex (guaifenesin) will also act as a mucolytic. Remember to drink plenty of water and even sleep with a humidifier. These actions should help resolve your thick mucus. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry cough?

How to get rid of dry cough?

Dry cough: It depends on what the cause of the cough is. It can be reflux esophagitis with a sour taste in the mouth and heartburn, asthma worse at night, allergies related, or an upper respiratory infection of some kind, among other things. If a smoker, stop now. There is online helplines and many aids available. Herbal tea with honey and Delsym (dextromethorphan) help relieve cough symptoms from colds. TB needs ruled out. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of catarrh (mucus, phlegm)?

How can I get rid of catarrh (mucus, phlegm)?

Salt water: Try gargling with warm salty water. Use a teaspoon in 8 oz of warm water and gargle and spit. ...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 to get rid of wet cough?

How to get rid of wet cough?

Depends on cause: The key to getting rid of the cough is to figure out what is the cause of the cough. This detective work starts with taking a good history to help decide if it is infectious, asthma, reflux or chronic post nasal drip or a combination of these. If it has been a problem for more than 7-10 days it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I cough mucous up everyday. How can I get rid of the congestion?

I cough mucous up everyday. How can I get rid of the congestion?

Decongestant: a decongestant might help, also getting to the cause of the mucous cough- might help, it could be allergies, exposure to mold, reflux- just to name a few conditions. Wouldn't it be better to find the cause than to just put a bandaid on it. Consult with your doctor for more evaluation- a decongestant may contain and antihistamine which could help with allergies. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mucus buildup in my throat?

How to get rid of mucus buildup in my throat?

Mucus: Hydrate well with water. Or consider using warm fluids like herbal teas or soups. Consider use of a humidifier to moisten the mucus. If this is a chronic problem - have it checked out medically. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the whooping cough?

How can I get rid of the whooping cough?

Whooping cough: If you're actively infected, see your fp for antibiotic treatment. It is now recommended that adults get a pertussis (whooping cough) booster to prevent spreading the disease to children who may not yet be immunized or haven't completed their series of immunizations for this disease. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cough?

How to get rid of cough?

Cause...: First determine the cause. Medication related, allergy related, upper or lower respiratory infection, smoker's cough, asthma, reflux esophagitis are a few possibilities each with different treatments. See your doctor for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cough?

How to get rid of cough?

Find the cause: You need to find the casual of your cough to treat it efficiently. Some cough are due you infections , some allergic , some due to reflux etc . Hence see your doctor for the right treatment . ...Read more

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How to get rid of a croupy cough?

Proper diagnosis: A croupy cough can be from asthma, and it needs to be treated properly. You need to see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dry eye stringy mucus?

How can I get rid of dry eye stringy mucus?

Use lubricating drop: Use lubricating drops or artificial tears. Keep your hands away from your eyes. Try to blink a lot to help push the mucous down the normal tear drainage duct. Wiping it out with your fingers just irritates the eye more and makes more mucous. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a wheezing cough?

How can I get rid of a wheezing cough?

Potential allergen: A wheezing or a tight cough is an indication of bronchoconstriction. This could be from an allergen, or from underlying asthma. These symptoms should be brought to the attention of your doctor. You can also be tuned to potential allergens, animal dander, hay, cleaning products, etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mucus in throat fast?

Throat Mucus: Greetings. The fastest way to rid of the mucus in your throat is to gargle with salt water. Also make sure you are drinking enough liquids, sleep with a humidifier and consider Mucinex (guaifenesin). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dry cough quickly?

How can I get rid of a dry cough quickly?

Depends: You have not provided enough information for us to give you an answer. The treatment depends on what the cause for the cough is . However it is no harm to have some tea with honey to try to soothe your cough. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of the thick mucus in my throat?

What can I do to get rid of the thick mucus in my throat?

Allergies: Previous discussion suggested allergies with post nasal drip many excellent antihistamines otc. Loratadine 10 mg daily good start. No improvement after 1 month may need to see physician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of phlegm?

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Depends on cause: There are many causes of phlegm, some acute and some chronic. You need to have a diagnosis made first and then treat the cause. ...Read more

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How to get rid of phelgm from reflux?

How to get rid of phelgm from reflux?

Phlegm: Reflux does not cause phlegm (in the lungs) despite popular belief. Some amount of phlegm is normal. If you are producing too much phlegm or you have other associated symptoms, you need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a frequent dry cough?

How to get rid of a frequent dry cough?

Need diagnosis: Possible causes of a chronic non-productive cough include post-nasal drip, bronchospasm due to any cause, gerd or even a combination of these problems. Your cough needs to be evaluated by your doctor so the correct treatment can be rendered since all of these have different treatments. If you smoke, you need to quit. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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