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Phlegm in chest, sleep apnea, high BP, diabetics. Home remedy?

For the past 3 months, i feel phlegm is in my chest area. It feels like it wants to come up but Im finding it difficult to cough anything up. I am a singer who suffers from high blood pressure, sleep apnea and early signs of diabetes. its to the point that I can smell the odor from the phlegm even after gargleing and brushing my teeth. Is there any natural home remedy for this? What is your recommendations because I don't like that odor. It also affects my singing as well.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
*If you feel phlegm in chest &want to cough it out ,try following things.
- Hot saline gargles & drinking hot water. take lot of liquids.
- Eucalyptus oil or Menthol breathed in by putting it in boiling water,helps by melting
- Ginger piece put in mouth & sucked slowly / Ginger & jaggary chewed
together help expectoration.
* If you find the phlegm to be yellow or green ,you need to visit a doctor for some antibiotics prescription. You being a singer, it may harm you by spoiling
your voice.
Thank you.

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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Sharmila Bura's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting to HCM,
Eat healthy food.
Decrease the salt in your diet.
Increase physical work.
Dont smoke.
Regards,
Dr.Sharmila
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
Dear,
Welcome to Healthcaremagic
Phlegm are Caused by the infection leading to inflammation of pharynx/larynx or contamination of the bronchial tubes by foreign waste.It is mostly allergic due to dust, smokes and foods. Some of the Ayurvedic home remedies like lemon tea with ginger mixed, hot lemon and honey, honey with black pepper mixed, honey added to a glass full of aloe vera juice, gurgling in salt water, inhaling steam can help you release of mucus in the affected passage. If you are not getting better with these home remedies you can visit Ayurveda specialist.

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Phlegm in chest, sleep apnea, high BP, diabetics. Home remedy?

Hi, *If you feel phlegm in chest &want to cough it out ,try following things. - Hot saline gargles & drinking hot water. take lot of liquids. - Eucalyptus oil or Menthol breathed in by putting it in boiling water,helps by melting - Ginger piece put in mouth & sucked slowly / Ginger & jaggary chewed together help expectoration. * If you find the phlegm to be yellow or green ,you need to visit a doctor for some antibiotics prescription. You being a singer, it may harm you by spoiling your voice. Thank you. l