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Mucus Or Phlegm
Thick Mucus: Greetings. Treating thick mucus first begins with hydration. Try a saline nasal wash like the NeilMed kits. Guifenessin commonly sold as Mucinex (guaifenesin) will also act as a mucolytic. Remember to drink plenty of water and even sleep with a humidifier. These actions should help resolve your thick mucus. ...Read more
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Spit it out,cough fi: Cough medication are only symptomatic treatment. Finding the cause and dealing with it bottom line. The most common causes of cough with phlegm are bronchitis, sinusitis and upper respiratory infections.Gerd can also give you this symptom. Smoking is another cause. Treatment can vary from antibiotics to anti-inflammatory, histamine blockers, decongestant or bronco-dilators. The most imp step defin. ...Read more
How do I get rid of mucus and phlegm for a toddler who has suffered continuously for the past 12 months?
Is it ok to take benylin (dextromethorphan) mucus and phlegm even though it's a year over it expiration ?
Buy a new bottle: Is it ok? Only the manufacturer could reassure you that taking their expired product is safe. I would imagine that it has lost its potency and therefore you should purchase a new bottle. I hope you feel better! ...Read more
My 23 month old has a very bad cold with an extreme amount of mucus and phlegm. Is a honey wrap ok to use? And is it effective?
Why do I have a lot of mucus or phlegm after eating cereal and cookies ? Should I cut down the consumption of gluten?
Elimination diet: "Gluten enteropathy" or "celiac sprue" is an autoimmune response to gluten which causes delayed intestinal problems. Wheat ALLERGY, on the other hand, can cause immediate symptoms like mucus and phlegm. Eliminate wheat, barley, oats and rye from your diet for a while. Then reintroduce them one at a time to see what products provoke your symptoms. More info @ MayoClinic.org/disease-conditions. ...Read more
Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?
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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