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 What is the best way to stop smoking concidering my smoking addition?
I grave ciggiretts all day long. I get up and need one, I even wake up in middle of the night to smoke. Sometimes I will smoke two packs in two hours. There will even be times when I am caughing my ...


 Can you catch pneumonia off other people?
i'm 25weeks pregnant and my husband got admitted into hospital with pneumonia.
I have had a chest infection and severe asthma for the past 2.5 weeks, but seem to be getting better now... <...


 What is the desiese called that killed Bernie Mac?
I know its like a type of pnemonia? That starts with a S. but I dunno what it is called. and is it like where bumps are on your lungs? or cells?...


 Other method for asthma???
Does anyone know a way i can help control my asthma instead of taking my inhaler all the time and i dont wnat to keep using it.
Any suggestions would help.
Thank ...


 Nicotine withdrawal seems to be very troublesome...is there any solution?
I have quit smoking since 15th august 2007. although I
am feeling very fine that i have successfully quit
smoking, Nicotine withdrawal seems to be very
troublesome. I am facing too ...


 Is asthma hereditary?
I arguied with someone. I've told him that a father can transmited to his daughter, and a mother to her son. plaese i'm really confused i need help. thank............


 Why would someone with a throat problem have ear pain?
What is causing this? and similarly, why would someone with a cold have decreased hearing?...


 Can anyone help??
At school we're running a campaign against smoking. Can anyone suggest a name for our group?? ...


 What would cause a small child to cough blood?
i'm writing a book and the main character is 8, and constantly has 'attacks' where she coughs blood nad has a pain in her side.
I don't know much about medical stuff, so i ...


 Is it serious if you have shortness of breath with stomach acid/indigestion??
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 What is this lump in my right nostril?
Around two weeks ago I found a lump far up my right nostril. It is located in that area just as the wider part of the nostril tightens. The lump is not sore but hurts if I press it hard. I don't ...


 Im not sick... right?
The last few days I've had a runny nose and have been sneezing not stop and I've woken up with a sore throte but the pain doesn't last long after i get up. except today its eighty ...


 What does it mean when u cough up blood...?
i did it earlier and it was just 1 spontaneous cough. i feel fine other than that...

umm i dont know if this matters but i am...
a female
black
18
5'4 1/2
135-...


 Been smoking for 36 years, tried Cold turkey,chant ix. Any answers for a longtime smoker?
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 Why is it that when I wake up I have a sore throat that dissapears after about an hour? Every morning?

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Umm... Who said I wanted to loose weight at home? O_O...


 I have quit smoking, how long will it take for my lungs to improve?
I smoked for about 6 years, averaging around 10-15 per day. Can anyone shed some light on the time line of my lungs improving? For the first few years I smoked 8mgs then changed to 4mgs.
A...


 I breathed in chlorine tablet air help!! im 16
im 16 and we have a pool and our chlorine bucket is in our pool toy bucket and when i opened the lid to get a subskate fumes just shot up my nose and down my throat, it hurt really bad, and i have ...


 Last night I had what I think was an asthma attack. Why did the doctor say it was not asthma?
I saw this doctor about 6 months ago with concerns that I may have asthma, but he used a peak flow meter and it was normal, and he said I did not have asthma. he did give me an albuterol inhaler. I ...


 One little cigarette...?
This past year was, for me, a year of new experiences with entering college. My life has been a sheltered little hobbit hole...and most people can imagine just wanting to experiment. (what's ...


 I quit smoking 2 weeks ago.......?
I've smoked for 5 years and two weeks ago I decided I have to quit. If I die on my family then there screwed, so basically I need to be healthy. How long will it take for my lungs to regenerate ...



Amanda!!
When you cough up phlegm is it ok to swallow it?
I mean it feels as though you are just putting it back where it came from but really it came from lungs right and if swallowed it will go into your stomach... right?
                     




sandra y
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phelgm must be spitted out not swallowed back. these are dirty thing in our body. the more phelgm we spit out the better


Live_For_Today
I never do and spit it out into a tissue.


Cap'n Rita
It won't hurt you, but it's gross. Then again-hacking a loogey onto the sidewalk is even worse.


Dr. D
There is usually no problem swallowing phlegm, Probably the worst thing that could happen is that you can become nauseated and possibly vomit from that. The phlegm comes from your lungs and nasopharnyx (nose and sinuses) and will go to stomach if swallowed.


FJM
Correct and it will or could make you sick to your stomach. Best to spit it out.


Admiral_d
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The Respiratory Therapist answer-

Yah, you can swallow it....and yeah, it goes into the stomach...and the stomach has acid in it that measures out to somewhere around a ph of 4.

In case you wanted to know, your stomach lining is replaced every week....unless you have some major stress and have ulcers...but that is a different question...right...?

In the mean time, all that colorful slime that you are swallowing, is broken down into nutritional elements and absorbed into the body...Now the stomach can become overwhelmed by the amount of slime you are swallowing...and , if your stomach gets overwhelm with all that phlegm in the stomach, you may feel the need to up chucking it up... Now if all this talk is grossing you out, remeber this little tidbit....

.... if you don't want to swallow that stuff, it's ok to spit it out in a tissue...

...and not on the side wall...Now that is just plain gross!


Laura
It's best to spit it out if you can. It can make you kind of sick to your stomach if you swallow to much of it. Also you are right, the mucus comes from your lung and if you swallow it, it goes to your stomach. If you are out in public and you hack up a big oooey gooey, it's sux. I try to find a place to go spit but if I can't I have to swallow that nastiness and it kinda gags me.


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