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What are mucus membranes and how and why are they affected by asthma?

What are mucus membranes and how and why are they affected by asthma?

Mucous secretions: Asthma is an inflammatory disease characterized by thickened, edematous mucous membranes and increased mucous secretions in the airways, meaning the bronchi. Asthma medications like bronchodilators help to mobilize the secretions and this leads to clearance. Inhaled steroids decrease inflammation and that leads to reduced production of secretions in many patients. ...Read more

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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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What are mucous membranes made of?

What are mucous membranes made of?

Moist areas: Mucous membranes are moist areas of the body like the mouth and vagina. ...Read more

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How long does THC stay in mucous membranes?

How long does THC stay in mucous membranes?

Long enough: Long enough for you to test positive on a urine drug screen and lose your job leading to more marijuana use. Stay away from drugs. ...Read more

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What is the best contraceptive for mucous membranes in the genital?

What is the best contraceptive for mucous membranes in the genital?

Unclear: Sorry but it is unclear what you are asking. There are many birth control options and the best one is the one you like and will use. Birth control pills, the patch, nuvaring, depoprovera, copper iuds, Progesterone iuds, Nexplanon and condoms are all great options. Find one you like and stick with it. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

Candida: Is part of normal flora of mucous membranes. The term albicans is latin for whitish. ...Read more

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How long does tobacco stay in saliva and mucous membrane?

How long does tobacco stay in saliva and mucous membrane?

Tobacco homesteading: Nicotine can typically stay in the salive for 4-7 days. How long it stays in the mucous membranes in the body are determined by amount and frequency of exposure. If you smoke heavily and every day it will likely always be there, generally the exposure will last as long as 3-5 days if not repeated. ...Read more

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Will all mucous membranes in the body damaged by inhaling of pool plaster dust heal with time?

Will all mucous membranes in the body damaged by inhaling of pool plaster dust heal with time?

Lungs are at risk: I would be very concerned about your lung function. Mucus membranes in the nose, mouth or throat may heal but you should have your lungs ; eyes and maybe an ear nose ; throat physician check you over. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best remedy for dry mucous membranes in the eye area?

Please help! what is the best remedy for dry mucous membranes in the eye area?

Dry eye.: The initial therapy of dry eye usually involves using artificial tears ( preservative free). Your medications you take by mouth may worsen dry eye . If you have dry eyes and dry mouth and arthritis you may have an underlying autoimmune disorder. Warm compresses can help. Omega 3 fatty acids fish oil / flaxseed oil orally can help. Restasis eye drops or punctal plugs can help too ...Read more