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Suffering from cough with mucus. Been a heavy smoker. Throat feels constricted. Suggest

I gave up smoking about 11 years ago having been a very heavy smoker for about 12 years.
I then took up running. It took a long time to get my lungs back in order (about two years) but I finally reached a decent level of fitness.
What has always bothered me though is that I regularly cough up mucus/ phlegm. This happens throughout the day.
When running, it is quite a problem as my throat feels constricted and I am coughing up phlegm even more.
A running friend suggested I might be slightly asthmatic. Is this likely? My sister is asthmatic but there is no other family history that I am aware of.
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
you may be allergic to something
if you have left smoking it is not likely to have effect after so many years
but as age goes the immune system goes down and many allergens in environment start reacting with body and causing mucus and phlem
try this
avoid using mustard coconut walnut groundnut almonds and soya oils
use olive for cooking and application
take lot of warm water in morning
apply neosporin h eye ointment in nose bd

sea water drops 2 drops at night each nostril
continue these preventers for 5 -6 months
can add singular 10 mg sos if more secretions of mucus
try and if not cured can post for further guidence
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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