Getting the gunk out of my lungs
March 14, 2008 10:39 AM Subscribe
Some questions on sickness and phlegm. Gross details inside...
posted by ShootTheMoon to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So last week I had a sore throat/cough. Never developed a fever or headache, although other people I know with the same infection got a nasty fever. The problem is that I have lingering phlegm in my lungs. I have never got this from a sickness before. In fact, I didnt even know what the rumble in my lungs was until someone explained it to me.
So I hear and feel a low rattling sound whenever I breathe. It makes me cough, and when something does get hacked up, I swallow it. Other then this, I feel great... I have no lingering affects from the cold.
Should I be doing something to extra to expel the phlegm from the lungs?
Will this go away on its own or do I need some medication to break up the gunk in the lungs.
Am I at risk of infection if I just wait it out?