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How To Reduce Phlegm In Lungs
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
HOW MUCH TIME does advair 250/50 take to show improvement in S.O.B symptoms from oxygen trapping(170%) in lungs?
1 week: withen 1st week on averageGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will sodium chloride rinsing solution in nebulizer, assist in thinning mucous and help me to cough it up. I have bronchiectasis
It may: It may aid with breaking up the mucus. ...Read more
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
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
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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