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My husband has recently been having problems with excessive mucus. Would appreciate any suggestions that might help. Thanks, Bev
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Papaya nectar is supposed to be a help. I use the new cough syrups for phlegm and they help.

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There are also mucous relief tablets at the pharmacy. I use Papya nectar 2 cans a day and it does help.

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I drink papaya nectar and use the suction machine. The cough assist contraption pulls mucus out of my lungs, so that helps to control when it shows up.
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Thanks for all your help. Bev
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Bev IM glade you posted this. i for the past three days started to have to use suction machine throughout the day
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increase water intake as much as possible as this helps to keep secretions thin. and what the others have mentioned- thats all good stuff too. do you have a suction machine yet?
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I have never heard of papaya nectar. Where do you get it? Grocery store?
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When ever my hubby gets the yucky sound in his chest I immediately act by putting a grounded musinex into his tube. The ALS center said that I should not do this....but it is the only thing that has worked for us.....so I will continue. The key for my hubby is to act immediately and give him the musinex...just our experience. Good luck...it is always scary.
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kelly- can i ask why theyve told you not to do that?
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