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How to reduce phlem in bronchiecstasis?

How to reduce phlem in bronchiecstasis?

May be difficult: Some of the therapeutic measures include agents that will help to liquify the sputum and make it easier to cough up. Some have used inhaled aerosolized antibiotics (systemic antibiotics are seldom helpful because they do not get to the bronchiectatic areas). This is a chronic incurable problem. If there are localized areas they may be amenable to surgery. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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How to eliminate the phlegm in my nasal passage?

How to eliminate the phlegm in my nasal passage?

May need allergy fix: Could be due to allergies. Possibly sinus disease. Either way, see an ENT for help. ...Read more

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What smoking does to the lungs and throat?

What smoking does to the lungs and throat?

Terrible things: The list of bad things smoking can do to you cannot be summarized in 400 characters. Let's start with cancer lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death. Head and neck cancer: talk to a person who experience this horrible condition. It's a difficult existence. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. If you or someone else is thinking about quitting, make it a top priority. ...Read more

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How to reduce cough in cold ?

How to reduce cough in cold ?

Many ways: There are multiple over the counter options to use for reduction of cough. These include cough drops, nasal spray for postnasal drip, and Guaifenesin containing medications. Natural remedies include honey and hot tear. If the cough has been present for more than 10 days, or is accompanied by fever nausea and vomiting, i would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How does a decrease in fev1 and fvc relate to sputum (phlegm)?

How does a decrease in fev1 and fvc relate to sputum (phlegm)?

Spirometry: It depends on your diagnosis. Is complex. Your pcp, or pulmonologist or ordering physician will be better to answer that question. This is a test is complex to interpret. ...Read more

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How to remove mucus in the throat?

How to remove mucus in the throat?

Hydrate well & : Gargle.Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take? Anything natural? Can lungs close off?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take?  Anything natural? Can lungs close off?

How do you know?: You will need a lung function test to ascertain whether your have asthma. If you smoke, you may be suffering from chronic bronchitis and the treatment is stopping smoking- the most natural way. If you continue on smoking even just 1 pack a day, you are risking conditions such as chronic irreversible lung obstruction, bronchitis, and even cancers involving different body parts. ...Read more

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How to reduce coughing?

How to reduce coughing?

Cough remedies: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

LO salt, need help!: 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 (carvedilol) for heart failure.. Management of pulmonary edema usually requires a physician team expert in internal medicine problems. ...Read more

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How to reduce out minimise asthma in children?

How to reduce out minimise asthma in children?

Avoid triggers: Avoid known triggers, ale sure your environment is not filled with chemicals, scents or fumes.Avoid second hand smoke, be very mindful of environmental triggers and allergens and pollens, as well as clastic changes. Keep an eye on reactions to foods and make sure you are taking your medications as directed. ...Read more

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What can cause fluids to go in lungs instead of esophugas?

What can cause fluids to go in lungs instead of esophugas?

It takes a lot: To keep food or water from going into the lungs, it takes a lot of coordination between several muscles working in sequence. That's because the food crosses over the windpipe to get to the food pipe. Anything that interferes with that will cause a mishap. Normally we see that after a stroke. In your age group it most likely happens due to distraction. ...Read more

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What can I use to help break up the congestion from bronchitis?

What can I use to help break up the congestion from bronchitis?

Mucous thinners: Mucous is generally the culprit for congestion. Breaking up the mucous can be accomplished by drinking lots of water, breathing in steam regularly, taking mucolytics (mucinex) and antibiotics if the bronchitis is due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can food get in your lungs hard to breath

Can food get in your lungs hard to breath

Yes, : Yes, this is a potentially serious situation as it can lead to obstructed breathing and significant infections. The fact that you are having difficulty breathing warrants a visit to an emergency department to rule out airway obstruction. ...Read more

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A respiratory therapist told me that THC can cause your throat to swell and restrict your airways when inhaled. Can this also happen when ingested ?

A respiratory therapist told me that THC can cause your throat to swell and restrict your airways when inhaled. Can this also happen when ingested ?

Not unless allergic: The smoke is part of the problem causing airway issues. Ingestion does not create the same issues. ...Read more

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How to get rid of tar in the lungs?

How to get rid of tar in the lungs?

You don't......: You can't get rid of tar from your lungs, particularly if you are a smoker, chew tobacco, ex-smoker or used to chew. The lungs can break down some of it but it usually stays in your lungs. It is best to quit smoking or chewing ASAP. Better yet, Don't start smoking or chewing. ...Read more

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How can I phagocytes get from capillaries to bacteria in the lungs?

How can I phagocytes get from capillaries to bacteria in the lungs?

Stimulated: Stimulated by cytokines and gamma interferon vasodilated endothelial cell let them pass from blood stream to the affected tissues ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Productive Cough (Definition)

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