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Thick Secretions (Overview)

Thick secretions = dense excertions.


Thick Secretions (Overview)

Thick secretions = dense excertions.


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My daughter is 5 yrs old & has a very bad chest infection i just want to ask if she can use saline nebs to loosen thick secretions in her lungs?

My daughter is 5 yrs old & has a very bad chest infection i just want to ask if she can use saline nebs to loosen thick secretions in her lungs?

Bronchosaline: This is sold in may pharmacies over the counter in a big canister capable of delivering treatment size doses . It is commonly uses to dilute concentrated asthma medications but can be used to help loosen the mucous in the lungs & let it be coughed up. Make sure you keep your tubing clean between uses as the moisture can attract mold. I occasionally recommend it's use. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of thick toenails?

Is there a way to get rid of thick toenails?

See a podiatrist: Trimming the thickened toenails can be a solution. This can be done manually by grinding or can be done with a keratolytic (medication) which can be prescribed. Consider seeing a podiatrist because it may not just be thick toenails. There may be an underlying infection in the nail and/or under the nail that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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8th day of yellow, thick secretions. 7yo trachee. 99.7 is temp hi.Lung sounds a bit diminished of normal but not 'severe'. 6hr nebs. How long b4 go in?

Thick secretions: See your doctor if there is no improvement in the next24 hours. It is possible your child may have developed pneumonia. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 yrs old & has a very bad chest infection i just want to ask if she can use saline nebs to loosen thick secretions in her lungs?

Bronchosaline: This is sold in may pharmacies over the counter in a big canister capable of delivering treatment size doses . It is commonly uses to dilute concentrated asthma medications but can be used to help loosen the mucous in the lungs & let it be coughed up. Make sure you keep your tubing clean between uses as the moisture can attract mold. I occasionally recommend it's use. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have white, thick vaginal secretion?

What does it mean when I have white, thick vaginal secretion?

May be (ab)normal: Every woman is different. Some naturally have white thick vaginal secretions while others don't. But if yours has changed, then we worry about infection, especially if you're itchy or if it has an odor. Only vaginal infection that can be treated w/o prescription is yeast. Douching is of no benefit. Bottom line, go see your doc for an evaluation if you're not sure. ...Read more

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My semen secretion is quite watery. It's not as thick as known to be. Do you think there's something wrong? Can that type also fertilise an egg?

My semen secretion is quite watery. It's not as thick as known to be. Do you think there's something wrong? Can that type also fertilise an egg?

Need semen analysis: There is great variation in viscosity (thickness) of semen from man to man & at different ages. Analysis is only reliable way to evaluate fertility potential of semen. No way any Dr. can answer your question from description of "quite watery". Good Luck. ...Read more

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Dad cannot clear his own secretions. Advanced dementia, 85 yrs old. At times coughs hard and thick saliva comes out.. For 8 mnths..Is he dying? Helpme

Dad cannot clear his own secretions. Advanced dementia, 85 yrs old. At times coughs hard and thick saliva comes out.. For 8 mnths..Is he dying? Helpme

My dad...: Went through the same thing. The secretion being coughed up is more than likely fluid that can't be pump out of the lungs and so it builds up in the lower respiratory system and then is expelled via the upper respiratory system. It is probably cardiovascular. Only way to know for sure is to check with doc. It sounds like he has lived long good life. I wish you and your father the best. ...Read more

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