What can cause toss with flemas (and how to remove them)

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It is a defense mechanism of the organism with the intention of eliminating the secretions of the respiratory system, arising mainly when there is inflammation in the bronchi, bronchioles or lungs, manifesting mainly due to infection by microorganisms.

Some diseases that can cause symptoms are bronchitis, bronchiolitis and tuberculosis, for example, so if the symptoms do not occur within 5 days, you should consult a neurologist to carry out an evaluation of the symptoms and begin more adequate treatment.

To treat phlegm symptoms, nebulizations can be carried out with suero, drink at least 2 liters of liquids and take tés with expectorant properties, such as cebolla cascara, for example.

The main causes of tos con flemas are:

1. Bronchitis

Bronchiitis is a respiratory disorder characterized by inflammation of the bronchi, which are the structures responsible for transporting oxygen to the lungs. In this way, due to the alteration in its function, it is possible that there are phlegms, wheezing in the pecho, lack of air and excessive tiredness, for example.

what to do: The symptoms of bronchitis usually disappear without any type of treatment being necessary, but to promote recovery and alleviate the symptoms, the doctor may recommend some medications, such as analgesics, anti-inflammatory, mucolytics and expectorants.

See more details of treatment for bronchitis.

2. Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a more common alteration in babies under 2 years of age in which there is inflammation of the bronchioles, which are worse airways in the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing, which causes difficulty in breathing, fever, persistent coughing and with phlegm, in addition to wheezing while breathing.

what to do: it is important that the baby be evaluated by the pediatrician so that the treatment is guided, which can be a good hydration and rest, in addition to being able to indicate the performance of nebulizations to relieve the symptoms.

Find out how the treatment of bronchiolitis is performed.

3. Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria that can reach the lungs, compromise its function and lead to the emergence of some symptoms, such as symptoms of phlegm and blood, pain in breathing, cold sweating and shortness of breath. See how to recognize the symptoms of tuberculosis.

what to do: it is important to consult a neurologist or an infectious disease specialist so that he can carry out the diagnosis and start the treatment with antibiotics, which must be taken according to the medical indication. It is important not to interrupt the treatment, since in this way it is possible that the infectious agent is not completely eliminated, allowing the development of symptoms or a more serious form of the illness to take place again.

4. Sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by a virus or bacteria, in which there is an accumulation of secretions, which causes headache and pain in the face, nasal congestion, fever and fever. See other symptoms of sinusitis.

what to do: to alleviate the symptoms, it is important to promote the elimination of the accumulated secretions, which can be carried out through a nasal wash with water and salt or with physiological suero. In cases where sinusitis is caused by bacteria, the doctor may recommend the use of antibiotics.

5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as EPOC, occurs due to a chronic inflammation of the bronchi and bronchioles, which causes difficulty in breathing, jadeos, rapid breathing, shortness of breath and constant coughing with white, yellow or green flems. .

what to do: EPOC treatment should be guided by a neurologist and aim to alleviate symptoms and prevent the development of complications. For that, the doctor may recommend the use of bronchodilator drugs, corticosteroids or mucolytics, in addition to respiratory physiotherapy.

See more details on EPOC treatment.

When to go to the doctor

Medical help should be sought when they present with a green, yellow, bloody or coffee rash, as these colors can indicate the presence of microorganisms in the lung that can be treated with antibiotics, for example. Vea which means the color of the phlegm.

It is also recommended to go to the consultation when there is a fever, snoring and when there is a fever that makes breathing difficult and does not heal after 3 days. The doctor can request an X-ray of the lungs and a sputum exam, and that’s why, an exam in which the phlegm is analyzed and the color is evaluated, consistency and the microorganism involved so that the diagnosis of the illness can be carried out, and this form indicates the best treatment.

How is the treatment performed?

In case you are having a transparent phlegm, it is recommended to carry out nebulizations to reduce the weight and the amount of time, helping to breathe better, in addition to coughing whenever you feel the presence of secretions, avoiding swallowing them, in addition to drinking at least 2 liters of water during the day to dilute the secretions and, in this way, facilitate their elimination.

In addition, an option to combat them is to take them with expectorant properties, such as malva with guaco and onion jarabe, for example, which facilitate the elimination of the flema. In some cases, especially when patients are persistent, the doctor may recommend the use of specific jars for patients, which should be used according to clinical guidance.

Home remedies to get rid of flemas

Some home remedy options to cure sores with transparent phlegm include:

  • Inhale the water vapor herbed with 1 teaspoon of heavy salt and 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil;
  • Drink té de la cascara de cebolla con miel and 1 white pepper pizza, 2 times a day;
  • Drink 1 orange juice with 1 lemon1 spoonful of honey and 3 drops of propolis extract;
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C like naranja, mandarina and pimiento crudo, which strengthen the immune system. In addition, you can make a jug of orange with a scream and drink it every day.

When you have a phlegm, you should avoid taking medication for dry mouth because it is important to eliminate phlegm to avoid complications such as pneumonia, for example.

See how to prepare various home remedies against them in the following video:

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