Hi I'm new here and would like some feedback on mucus relief

Hi I'm new here...my mom was diagnosed with COPD about 30 years ago..she is now 89 years old...GOD BLESS HER...however her disease has progressed in the last couple of years because of her age and also several bouts of pneumonia ... Her biggest problem at this time is the mucus in her lungs...she spends so much time trying to expel this junk that it leaves her so tired and out of breathe ...any suggestions on what we could try that would at least eliminate some of this mucus...she uses albuteral and budesonide on the nebulizer along with spiriva and brio once daily...I am interested in some more natural remedies also..any info would be greatly appreciated ..tu

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  • Best thing I've found is mucinex. They make it in a liquid and it loosens mucus allowing it to to be brought up more easily. One thing though is to make certain you increase water intake as it can dry a person out if you don't.

  • Drink green tea with honey and lemon, I have a cup of hot water with lemon in the morning to loosen things up and then have the tea. Dr. told me to use Muscinex twice a day. Try Halls Lemon and Honey cough drops, they sometimes work for me and drink lots of water no matter what else you use, water thins it out.

  • mucinex is a God send.

  • Use an acapella flutter valve (I like the green one- sold on Amazon) and take 1000mg of N-Acetylene Cysteine daily with Doctor approval.(also sold on Amazon). Works great for me - along with mucinex and nebulizer of course. When these things clear me out, I can maintain with just the NAC and go for 6 - 8 weeks without mucus.

  • I found that using a humidifier helps break up the cause also drink lots of water at least 8 cups a day , with a 12 hour muscanx

  • Mucinex in any form is very good. But don't buy the "DM" variety. Just the plain.

  • I use Mucinex (4 hr type) and steam ,although most thinks it's suffocating is another way.

  • I take Singulair prescribed by my doctor. I have very little mucus or PHELGM

  • I use peppermint and green or ginseng tea combined in the morning, along with prescribed medication. Sweeten with honey if desired. I drink it plain.

  • I take Mucinex twice daily and it seems to help.

  • Check out the comments here. Everyone with COPD ought to be on high dose vitamin C, and lipospheric is the best.

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