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What's the best thing for a mucus type infection ?

awesomeminecraft6789awesomeminecraft6789 Deactivated Posts: 1,052 Wise Owl
Hey guys


So basically I've got this mucus thing where If it builds up it affects my breathing sort of and it causes me to cough up it if you guys have had it what's the best thing for it cause I've had it for the last two weeks and I don't want to have it when school starts up any ideas?

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    DurhamjaideDurhamjaide Posts: 1,225 Wise Owl
    Hi I would recommend an enhailer, hay fever meds or a cough medication
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    DandelionDandelion Posts: 1,911 Extreme Poster
    I'd try a cough medication but if you have it any longer may be worth going to speak to your GP or pharmacist and see what they recommend.
    The steps you take don’t need to be big, they just need to take you in the right direction. 
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    LeilaLeila Posts: 2,064 Boards Champion
    Hey guys


    So basically I've got this mucus thing where If it builds up it affects my breathing sort of and it causes me to cough up it if you guys have had it what's the best thing for it cause I've had it for the last two weeks and I don't want to have it when school starts up any ideas?

    Hello,

    I know I'm late but wanted to add on from @Dandelion and @Durhamjaide that those are good things to ease a Muscus infection, has it cleared up a bit? Drinking lots of fluids can help, having rest and taking things easy can clear things up, if things haven't improved I'd consult your gp as you might be given antibiotics,

    Hope your okay!

    Leila
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    awesomeminecraft6789awesomeminecraft6789 Deactivated Posts: 1,052 Wise Owl
    Hi Leila

    Yes it has cleared up a little bit it's still there tho, unfortunately 🙄 hopefully it doesn't affect me to much at school tomorrow!

    And I am ok thanks for asking 💯👍
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    ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 3,968 Community Veteran
    Cough syrup and ibuprofen, or ask boots
    Crazy mad insane
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    lydialydialydlydialydialyd Posts: 3 Newbie
    Hi! I think the best would be checking it out with the doctor.

    If you have mucus from your nose as in yellow/ green phlegm, it’s likely a bacterial infection so you would prob need an antibiotic for that.
    If no mucus, but a dry cough with little phlegm, then it’s likely the flu virus. If so, antibiotics won’t work! So in this case, it’s better to have honey lemon throat soothers to cure the cold symptoms.

    Get well soon😊
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