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Phlegm In Trachea
Took birth control pill, had slight coughing and phlegm after swallowing pill. Possible pill went down trachea? Will pill still be absorbed?
See doctor: After taking birth control pill, you had slight cough and phlegm because of little irritation in the throat. I f no couching or phlegm after that then there is nothing to worry about. The pill has gone in the stomach and will get absorbed. The pill in trachea will cause irritation in trachea, and cough etc. See the doctor if you have any problem. ...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
What causes throat clearing by the trachea? Its driving me crazy! No pain, no sore throat just flem clearing any meds to take to get rid of this?
No, there is no stud: There is a myth about milk giving more mucus. Known allergy to milk protein can cause rashes, gastro-intestinal symtoms or eczema but the nasal allergies are not well documented. Neutramigen being hypo-allergenic milk is much less likely to give symptoms. Many times patient with gerd will have increased mucus production after spicy food or full meal and that can be attributed to food itself. I thi. ...Read more
Treatment...: If you have symptoms of infection, like fever, chills, decreased appetite, body aches, cold symptoms, etc., then you most likely have acute bronchitis which is treated w/ antibiotics. If you have no other symptoms, then it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
It's natural: When running your breathing rate increases, which can be very drying to the airways. Increased phlegm production is a completely natural way to counteract this drying, even though in the winter outside it can be really annoying. My advice (as gross as it is) is to get good at spitting and snot rockets. Or wash your gloves often - that's what I do! Good luck. ...Read more
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
Up to you: Whether or not to continue exercising while sick is really a personal decision depending upon how you feel, not color of your phlegm. As an aside, color of phlegm doesn't determine need for antibiotics either. Bottom line, if you feel good aside from coughing up green phlegm, go exercise. But there's no need to push for a personal best/record until you're back to 100% health. ...Read more
See doctor....: This may be due to acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. If your doctor determines it is from a bacterial infection, you would need antibiotics whereas if it is due to a virus, it will resolve on its own in about 7-10 days. If you smoke, smoking cessation will decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more