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Mucus 1 year 6 months 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 1 year 6 months 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 1 year 6 months 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 1 year 3 months 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 1 year 3 months 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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Mucus 10 months 2 weeks ago #3915842

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Cant see a doctor - maybe a phone concelation

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Mucus 10 months 2 weeks ago #3915911

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man of kent wrote: Cant see a doctor - maybe a phone concelation


Why can’t you see a doctor?
At least you should be able to get a phone consultation.

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Mucus 9 months 3 weeks ago #3924736

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Hi MoK,
I would suggest first trying to ascertain what thing or things might be CAUSING your problem - then you can better address the issue.



There are a number of health conditions that can trigger excess mucus production, such as:

acid reflux
allergies
asthma
infections, such as the common cold
lung diseases, such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

Excess mucus production can also result from certain lifestyle and environmental factors, such as:

a dry indoor environment
low consumption of water and other fluids
high consumption of fluids that can lead to fluid loss, such as coffee, tea, and alcohol
certain medications, such as certain birth control medications, and ACE Inhibitors, for example, lisinopril
smoking







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Mucus 5 months 5 days ago #3968383

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I am due to see an Ear Nose Throat doctor this week - at my local hospital.

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Mucus 5 months 5 days ago #3968401

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Good luck with that MOK.
Let’s hope they find the cause of your ongoing problem, I strongly suspect that your COPD has a bearing on it.

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