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I have COPD and need to clear phlegm from throat. What is the best method with which to do this?
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Don't smoke
Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to decrease sputum production.
Using anti-inflammatory medications such as advair or symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) can also help in some cases as can treating any and all infections early.

In brief: Don't smoke
Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to decrease sputum production.
Using anti-inflammatory medications such as advair or symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) can also help in some cases as can treating any and all infections early.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Medicines can help
The phlegm that you have is probably a consequence of the copd.
It is always good to get it out. Medications like Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help with this, as can nebulized medicines like albuterol/ipratroprium.

In brief: Medicines can help
The phlegm that you have is probably a consequence of the copd.
It is always good to get it out. Medications like Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help with this, as can nebulized medicines like albuterol/ipratroprium.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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