How to get rid of phlegm?
If you are experiencing a "wet" cough, then guaifenesin containing products will work. Guaifenesin is indicated as an expectorant (thins the mucus) and this intiated the cough reflex and facilitate removal of the secretions. Smokers get the "smokers cough" because tobacco smoke detroys the cilia of columnar epithelial cells that line the trachea making a smoker to cough up phlegm that would normally be migrated up by these cells and usually swallowed. Allergies can cause this by drainage of histamine or secretions of histamine, usually caused by white blood cells (basophils). Best bet is to take tade names, such as Mucinex (trade name for guaifenesin-600 mg), 400 mg guaifenesin, or robitussin (which is guaifenesin 100 mg). Ask your pharmacist at any pharmacy for advice. If symptoms continue or worsen, see a doctor. Don't take a decongestant if you have diabetes, thyroid disorder, or high blood pressure.
Important to know what is causing phlegm to get rid of it. What color is it? How long have you had it? Are you coughing it up? Do you have a fever? Things that help reduce problems with phlegm-drink lots of clear fluids and avoid dairy products. If the air in your home seems dry, consider putting pans of water on working radiators or a cool mist humidifier. Depending on why you have bothersome phlegm, there are some over the counter medications that may help. But, most importantly, you need to get to the source of what is causing the phlegm.
I used to be bothered by allergic asthma. Avoiding dairy greatly cut down on the amount of phlegm I produce. Avoiding dairy allowed me to get off all my medications.
Another thing I found that helps is spicy food. A meal of 5-star Chineese food is enough to loosen up all the mucus in my lungs and sinuses. Luckily I like my Chineese and Thai food very spicy.
I've heard doctors and nurses pronounce it with a long e like flEEm. Not sure why medical professional pronounce it different than lay people.
Tell him you have met a nicer person.
OK, I find it difficult to be serious!
Try, Cough,cough,cough. If that doesn't work, go see a doctor who will actually listen to you. Diesel oil fumes don't help the problem.
other than infection and a byproduct of milk products, it can also be an allergic reaction to wheat products..there are herbal remedies..you need something that acts as a decongestive and an expectorant
phlegm, pronounced flem is mucus that makes you congested..the stuff that is in your chest when you have a cold..the stuff you cough up..it is usually thick and slimy
it is the result of asthma..you are allergic to something else..maybe dairy products
oh that stuff, it gives me asthma so i have to get that crap out
Use Mucinex...you can get it in any drugstore off the shelve.
if nobody minds (plz dont say im stupid) what is a phlegm?