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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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Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

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

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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?

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?

Warm.: Sometime warm shower or warm drinks can help to thin the mucus and dissolve it. If not, you may consider Mucinex (guaifenesin) (over the counter). ...Read more

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How to remove mucus from an infants chest?

How to remove mucus from an infants chest?

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

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My chest hurts every time I cough. And I feel like its mucus. Is there any way to remove it?

My chest hurts every time I cough. And I feel like its mucus. Is there any way to remove it?

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

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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?

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?

Mgt: 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

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How do I get mucus out of my lungs?

You can try: Mucinex (guaifenesin). It is over the counter and can help break up mucus so you can cough it out. You also, may want to see your doctor if this does not help/resolve the issue. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have mucus the stuck to my lungs 1week from now?

I have mucus the stuck to my lungs 1week from now?

Are you sure it's mu: Long time to have "mucus" stuck in your lungs without resolution. Are you sure it's just mucus? See your family doctor for exam and possible x-ray. Do you smoke? If so that may holding back improvement. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See doctor: Need to be seen by pulmonologist or primary doctor for exam and testing including chest x ray, sputum culture, etc. Could be anything from asthma, copd, bronchitis, fungal infection etc. ...Read more

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The amount of mucus in the lungs affects the head?

The amount of mucus in the lungs affects the head?

Not directly: Excess mucous in the lungs could be associated with chronic sinus disease (a cause of headaches) or cough (severe coughing can lead to headaches). ...Read more

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Is it possible for lungs to create and/8or retain mucus?

Is it possible for lungs to create and/8or retain mucus?

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

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Why do my lungs get mucus in my lungs when I rat something sweet?

Why do my lungs get mucus in my lungs when I rat something sweet?

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

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What to do if I could feel mucus in my lungs but can't cough it up?

What to do if I could feel mucus in my lungs but can't cough it up?

Several things...: You can get chest percussion, use medications such as mucomyst, drink a lot of water, use a flutter valve. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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My lungs are burning, especially when I smoke and I am coughing up white mucus. What can this be?

My lungs are burning, especially when I smoke and I am coughing up white mucus. What can this be?

Stop smoking: Its your lungs telling you to stop smoking. Maybe other words for it (bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.,), but it really boils down to the first thought. ...Read more

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I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs?

I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs?

Self limited: If you got a small part of a cookie in your lungs, it would probably cause you to cough and expel it. Otherwise it can cause some mild to moderate local inflammation temporarily. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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