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What causes sticky phlegm while recovering from pneumonia?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I'm recovering from pneumonia,But there is a lot of sticky phelgm that won't break loose.I can't eat hardly anything,and am losing strength.What is there that can break it up?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You should start expectorant and mucolytic drug.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
This is common problem after pneumonia.
You should start mucolytic and expectorant drugs.
Start N acetyl cysteine (NAC). It is oral tablet.
Syrup containing ambroxol, guaphenesin, bromhexin is easily available in market.
You should start these drugs.
These will dilute the secretions and make them easy to cough out.
So start these drugs.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks
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What causes sticky phlegm while recovering from pneumonia?

Brief Answer: You should start expectorant and mucolytic drug. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. This is common problem after pneumonia. You should start mucolytic and expectorant drugs. Start N acetyl cysteine (NAC). It is oral tablet. Syrup containing ambroxol, guaphenesin, bromhexin is easily available in market. You should start these drugs. These will dilute the secretions and make them easy to cough out. So start these drugs. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks