How do you get rid of thick phlegm in your chest & throat?

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I had a cold a few days ago and I'm somewhat feeling better.

But I can't get rid of this stream thick Phlegm stuck at the bottom of my chest.

It's a nuisance, every time I breath it passes through this section of my lungs which is all stick. I can feel the blockage.


How do I get rid of this uncomfortable feeling?
 
#6
Ive always found tea, or hot chocolate, etc. to be effective. A hot shower would probably help as well, the vapors seem to do wonders for that kind of shit.
 
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Joates said:
Ive always found tea, or hot chocolate, etc. to be effective. A hot shower would probably help as well, the vapors seem to do wonders for that kind of shit.
strangely enough the only time it stopped coughing was when I was taking a rather hot shower.
 
#12
Take really deep breaths in a steamy environment, usually a shower. A good alternative is to fill a sink with hot water and cover your head with a towel so that the steam doesn't escape.

The phlegm will loosen and you'll be compelled to cough. Make sure that you have somewhere to spit so that you don't gross out whoever you live with by coating the shower in mucus.
 
#15
Years ago when I smoked weed I coughed up phlegm on a regular basis. I felt great and didn't need to use my asthma medicine the entire two and a half years I smoked. Then I stopped and now I have to use different versions of albuterol every now and again, but that doesn't really clear your lungs it only helps with the spasms that cause wheezing.

So to answer your question, I'd go see a doctor or start smoking weed. It could be allergies or it could be something else.
 
#17
buckleys will not the shit out of anything in you.

The first time I tried it, it felt like someone punched me in the back of the throat so hard my ears started to ring (My ears literally did ring after taking a spoonful)

But damn that really took away ALL phlegm. I was practically bone dry in there.

So yeah, you want real shit and not some pussy solution, take buckleys.
 
#18
I always feel like (and can get) phlegm. It's really annoying when exercising and I want to swallow, but I feel like I have to cough up phlegm so I constantly clear my throat. I've had this problem for years and I don't know what to do to fix or reduce it :(.
 
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Gantz said:
drink lots of water. Stop eating foods with lactose in it.
Talking to me? I'm not really lactose intolerant. lol

I do drink tons of water though. It just seems like I'll have this problem forever. I hack to get it away and it sounds like I"m a smoker or something when I do it sometimes. Or like I'm always sick.
 

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Suburban Cowboy said:
is it spicy?
It tastes like dozens of different things to be honest. It's the most complex food I've eaten. There's a lot of garlic action going on with it.
 
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puck1337 said:
Take really deep breaths in a steamy environment, usually a shower. A good alternative is to fill a sink with hot water and cover your head with a towel so that the steam doesn't escape.

The phlegm will loosen and you'll be compelled to cough. Make sure that you have somewhere to spit so that you don't gross out whoever you live with by coating the shower in mucus.
This is a good idea, but make sure to inhale as much as you can. Then after a few times of doing that when it is loosened up, take a deep breath then exhale as much as you can as fast as you can. That should more effectively make you cough it out. Combine this with Mucinex and some sort of vaporous medicine and you could even cough out superglue.
 

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widgetraf said:
I've found that it doesn't work well as an expectorant. Unless the new non-pseudoephedrine Sudafed works like that. I haven't tried it since it's not as good as taking speed.
 
#32
I'm asthmatic with a tendency to have a phlegm-y cough, and it sucks. Sometimes it feels like someone stuck a wad of gum in your chest or something. Hot tea [or whatever hot liquid] will you do wonders.

DO NOT use Afrin [or similar nasal inhalents]. My doctor got mad at me when I said I used it sometimes.
 
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