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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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Home treatment to remove excess phelgam or mucus in lungs and trachea wind pipe?

Home treatment to remove excess phelgam or mucus in lungs and trachea wind pipe?

Yes!: A visiting nurse with experience in airway management will go a long way... Read this article and good luck! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/copd/ds00916/dsection=treatments%2dand%2ddrugs. ...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 (over the counter). ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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