Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/DEXTROMETHORPHAN/DECONGESTANT -
ORAL Cough & Cold Mucus Relief CF Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, and cough caused by allergies, hay fever, the
common cold, or other breathing illnesses. This product is usually not used for
ongoing cough from smoking or long-term breathing problems (such as chronic
bronchitis, emphysema) unless directed by your doctor. Guaifenesin is an
expectorant. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing
congestion, and making breathing easier. Decongestants treat nasal congestion
by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose. The antihistamine blocks a
substance (histamine) released by allergies and has a drying effect to help dry
up a runny nose.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions carefully before you start using
this product to be sure it i...
Phlegm. Secretions. Sputum. Mucous. Yuck! Whatever you call it, that junk in your lungs is yet another part of having COPD that’s not a lot of fun. Yet, it’s one of those things that as a person with COPD, you just have to deal with – and if you learn how to handle it, you’ll breathe easier. What’s the role and function of sputum in the lungs? Before we talk about getting rid of excess phlegm, we need to understand why it’s there in the first place. Mucous has two important functions when it comes to lung health.
The mucous in your lungs provides protection by stopping unwanted particles and trapping them before they get too deep in your lungs. Lining the airways (the breathing tubes, bronchi and bronchioles) is a thin layer of mucous called the “mucous blanket.” Just underneath this mucous blanket are cilia, millions of tiny little hair-like structures. The cilia move like a wave to help propel the mucous – carrying trapped dust, b...
Coughing up blood is the spitting up of blood or bloody mucus from the lungs and throat (respiratory tract).
Hemoptysis is the medical term for coughing up blood from the respiratory tract.
Hemoptysis; Spitting up blood; Bloody sputum
Coughing up blood is not the same as bleeding from the mouth, throat, or gastrointestinal tract.
Blood that comes up with a cough often looks bubbly because it is mixed with air and mucus. It is usually bright red, although it may be rust-colored. Sometimes the mucus may only contain streaks of blood.
A number of conditions, diseases, and medical tests may make you cough up blood, including:
Blood clot in the lung
Breathing blood into the lungs (pulmonary aspiration)
Inflammation of the blood v...
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