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Will regular cough medicine help me to loosen up phlegm due to asthma? Please help me docs!

Mucolytics OK

Cough
I discourage people from using OTC cough preparations if they have asthma. These combinations often have antihistamines that thicken secretions and can worsen your cough. Simple mucolytics like guaifenesin (robatussin, mucinex ) are helpful.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Is it safe to make eucalyptus tea when taking antibiotics for bronchitis ? I'm stopping promethazine with codeine-it's doesn't loosen my phlegm.

Yes

Antibiotics
Eucalyptus tea should not interfere with antibiotic therapy. On the other hand it is rare that bronchitis, if acute, is due to bacterial infection, and you might want to reconsider the antibiotics. Ask your friendly pharmacist for a mucolytic to loosen your phlegm.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

My son has bronchitis and has been given antibiotics for it. He coughs at night. Can I give him something to help loosen phlegm? He is 7 months old.

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Bronchitis
Elevate his mattress. Use a vaporizer. Use vapo rub on chest . Tea with lemon to drink, but no milk
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Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough: Dark phlegm

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This sounds like bronchitis or a cold or pneumonia. Sometimes when we cough a lot of violently we break small blood vessels and blood can get on or into the mucous. As long as you are not freely bleeding this is considered routine and normal.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

How come I cough up phlegm?

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If you have a productive cough chronically, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD typically caused by smoking. You should see your doctor as this can be treated and symptoms lessened. If you still smoke, smoking cessation is also needed and your doctor can help with this as well.
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Dr. Guy S. DaSilva answered:

what helps to remove phlegm?

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Gluten
Try Mucinex along with avoiding dairy and perhaps going Gluten free. Try this for 3 weeks and see how you do.
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Dr. Ziad Akl answered:

How can I get rid of phlegm?

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.
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Dr. Ray Tidman answered:

What does black phlegm mean?

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Are you a smoker? Do you work or live in a dusty or dirty environment . Might this be old blood. Take an early morning sample in a clean cup to your doc.
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Why do patients have phlegm ?

Protective mechanism

Phlegm is a secretion in the airway during disease and inflammation. Phlegm usually contains mucus with bacteria, debris, and sloughed-off inflammatory cells. Once phlegm has been expectorated by a cough it becomes sputum.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered:

What does green phlegm means?

Green phlegm

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Phlegm can vary in color and character. Yellow, green, rust colored, or a combination of colors can be indicative of a bacterial infection, but not always.
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