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How To Remove Mucus From Lungs
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
Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?
Food not a factor: Foods are not a factor in production of mucus in the lungs nor do foods help in removing it. Steam inhalation may help loosen the mucus and make it easier to come out. ...Read more
Mucus becomes obstructed in my throat in between lungs and throat and can't clear it, what should I do to remove my discomfort, please help?
Chest percussion: Sometimes the chest congestion you heard is actually a sound transmits from the upper airway, i.e. Nose or throat. If your baby really has chest congestion, he/she may breathe a lot faster than normal, nasal flaring, chest retraction and even with some wheezing sound. If your baby is breathing with the above symptoms, please bring to the doctor. ...Read more
Yes: See your primary care physician to determine if treatment requires antibiotic regimen. They may do a chest x ray. I you are having shortness of breath or fever to the point you it's slowing you from normal function levels would recommend you go to urgent care to speed up treatment. You want to avoid a full bronchitis or pneumonia. In all this breathing treatments are available. Take care. ...Read more
7 days ago wake up from sleep I found chest irritation and mild cough. . but I still feel there was mucus in may chest cant be removed. Male, age 26?
Most such illnesses are caused by a virus. Sometimes there can be a prolonged illness, and if you are still coughing after three weeks, or if you have any problems breathing, I would advise a follow up with your doctor.
In the meantime, drink clear fluids, monitor your temperature, keep nasal passages clear with saline solution, and rest. A yearly flu vaccination is also suggested, per your doctor ...Read more
Unable to clear mucus from lungs. When I rarely am able to eject- the mucus is almost identical to rubber cement - clear and very thick.
Yes: Lungs particularly bronchus's job is to produce mucus. The bronchial tubes have goblet cell which produce mucus. In chronic bronchitis, the goblet cells produce a lot more mucus. Mucus is a normal healthy function of lungs. Mucus traps bacteria, dust, etc. Mucus with the cilia forms escalator which brings the mucus from the bottom of lungs to throat and then swallowed to the stomach. ...Read more
Nerves: When you eat, particularly if something cold, the parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated and this has the side effect of cuasing mucus glands to be more active. This is a stronger response in some than in others and is a normal response. ...Read more
Several things...: You can get chest percussion, use medications such as mucomyst, drink a lot of water, use a flutter valve. ...Read more
What can be causing constant clear sticky mucus to be forming on my lungs every day for 3 months now. I had pneumonia 6 months ago.?
Don't know: How can you see the constant sticky clear mucus, forming on the surface of your lungs everyday for 3 months? This is medically impossible. Thanks. ...Read more
My lungs are burning, especially when I smoke and I am coughing up white mucus. What can this be?
I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs?
I often feel fluid /mucus [in tthoat]is going in my lungs, what are the possible causes of regular aspiration, ? Thanks
Regular aspiration.: Anatomic abnormalities can cause this. Good idea to have this evaluated with a nasopharyngoscope. ...Read more
I am suffering and have been for months with excessive mucus in my lungs that I can cough up. What can I do to treat this?
Need diagnosis....: Your symptoms are likely due to airway inflammation but this can have several etiologies. Possible diagnoses include asthma, acute bronchitis due to infection (less likely if symptoms persist for months), chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis as they all have different therapies. If you smoke, you need to quit asap. ...Read more
Could you tell me if flu pills that are not subscribed actually help control or even destroy some of the mucus that got in your lungs?
Flu pills: The term "flu pills" could be referring to a number of things. Don't know if you are asking about antiviral medication. Please re-ask with clarification about what the specific medication is. Take care. ...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