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Mucus 5 months 2 weeks ago #3837529

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I have mucus in chest & nose. The hot weather seem to make it worse - I have some yellow thinning capsules,
to take - Can antibiotics help to clear the mucus better. Our gardener has mucus - he takes one tablet a day,
He is half my age & can work all day - Is there any tests at a hospital - they can make, to ease my problem.
Ps - I have C.O.P.D. also

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Mucus 5 months 2 weeks ago #3837541

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I have COPD and Asthma and had problems with mucus...antibiotics will help if there is an infection causing excess mucus production....get that checked out first.
I use a device that clears mucus effectively....drug free and simple to use.
A search online will reveal several devices that may be of some help.
Good luck
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Mucus 5 months 2 weeks ago #3837547

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I use a device that is a hand held breathing device that is described as a lung exerciser. I have had if for a long time. I got it on line.
I have never smoked but worked for years in an office in an old building where many of my colleagues smoked. The device helps me if I get mucus in the upper respiratory tract.
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Mucus 4 months 3 weeks ago #3849184

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RichardA wrote: I have COPD and Asthma and had problems with mucus...antibiotics will help if there is an infection causing excess mucus production....get that checked out first.
I use a device that clears mucus effectively....drug free and simple to use.
A search online will reveal several devices that may be of some help.
Good luck


I suffer from COPD and a lot of mucus mainly in my throat, my doctor just did an xray which found my heart a normal size, it seems that with COPD your lungs get bigger and heart can get smaller.

Have tried a nebulizer with hypertonic saline solution, am not sure that it did anything, the process is time consuming, the machine is very noisy, I wear noise cancelling head phones.... very useful.

Regarding these mucus clearing devices, I have seen them advertised and always thought they were just a gimmick, interesting that you found them so useful. The NHS web site does not mention them, a search online gives many different ones, the reviews vary enormously, so I am just undecided, I want to give a go...would try anything really.

Can any of you Buzzers please give me some more feedback on these devices? A particular make that you tried?
apparently some are for lung strengthening and some do that and mucus clearing too.
Thanks.
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I have tried many different remedies, so many...sometimes I have to have the discipline to stop myself from trying more than one thing at once, so that I can evaluate the effect, the internet is full of suggestions/advice, and my home is full of bottles of different kinds of pills.
I do my own research before trying obviously and also, I need to consider my kidneys which I already put under a lot of strain with painkillers etc., so I have to take it easy, give that pill, that herbal medicine a chance to work, a month or so.

I have had a lot of failures and some success, some surprising effects which I am not going to go into now, because the purpose of this post is to talk about my latest experiment and ask you if you have tried Lion's Mane mushroom extract capsules.
I bought them to see if they could help with the pain of peripheral neuropathy, I have taken them for 10 days now and no success on that front but a surprising effect on the mucus on my throat, it has not gone completely but it is so much better now, better than it has been for the last 6 months or so... it could be because there is some truth in Lion's Mane supposed anti-inflammatory effect... any comments? have you tried this staff?

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Mucus 3 months 18 hours ago #3867708

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Strange - but if I get a bad mucus problem - my last resort is - I go to my computer chair - do a codeword -
then I am clear of mucus for a long time. My position on the chair - bolt upright is the answer. ( not a cure )

I did not realise that excessive mucus - could be caused by an infection - I thought my immune system was doing it.

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Mucus 3 months 16 hours ago #3867756

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man of kent wrote: I did not realise that excessive mucus - could be caused by an infection - I thought my immune system was doing it.


Yes, a chest infection can cause excessive mucus to be produced.
Have you consulted your Doctor?

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