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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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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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How do I get mucus out of my lungs?

You can try: Mucinex. 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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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

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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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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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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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What causes a bad cough very little mucus and a small pain in one lung?

What causes a bad cough very little mucus and a small pain in one lung?

Dry cough: The list is long, including asthma, acid reflux, post nasal drip, chronic sinusitis, pertussis, medication side effects sch as ace inhibitors, the list is long, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I often feel fluid /mucus [in tthoat]is going in my lungs, what are the possible causes of regular aspiration, ? Thanks

I often feel fluid /mucus [in tthoat]is going in my lungs, what are the possible causes of regular aspiration, ?
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Regular aspiration. : Anatomic abnormalities can cause this. Good idea to have this evaluated with a nasopharyngoscope. ...Read more

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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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