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Sandy9s
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USA
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Posted - Mar 04 2017 :  10:30:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is the best way (or medicine) to liquify the phlegm that is trying to clog up my airways? I'm barking like a seal and every once in a while can spit up a chunk. Because I'm on Levaquin antibiotics, it's white (not yellow). I'm also on a 2nd Prednisone Regimen (1/2 way through a 12-day regimen). Plus my inhalers, and face vaporizer, and Robitussin during the day and Robitussin-DM at night. Any other suggestions?

jmrommes
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Posted - Mar 04 2017 :  12:53:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mucinex and lots and lots and lots of water (actually liquid in any form, so coffee, tea, iced or hot, hot water, hot water with a little lemon and honey). Just keep drinking, and you should thin the stuff out a bit. I would go easy on the Robitussin; maybe check with your doc about that, unless she has already said to use it as much as you are.

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tsainta
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USA
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Posted - Mar 04 2017 :  2:43:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would go easy on iced drinks, my pulmo says anyone with lung problems runs the risk of tightening the airways with cold drinks. I think I have noticed the difference.

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Dave-OH
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Posted - Mar 04 2017 :  2:44:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, lots of fluid and mucinex.

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Sandy9s
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Posted - Mar 04 2017 :  3:02:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the suggestions. Mucinex is too drying for my airways......causes me to cough! LOL But I'll start going heavier on the liquids!
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MDC
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Posted - Mar 08 2017 :  10:14:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sandy I don't know if it would work for you but I put humidifier on my concentrator several hours a day too keep all moisturized

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Edited by - MDC on Mar 08 2017 10:14:46 AM
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