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coughing light green phlegm

Hi not sure if anyone will know this but worth a try,

i have smoked for 41 years mostly roll ups with no filters or anything, but about 3 plus years ago i started putting filters in and after a few months started coughing up green phlegm i asked the doctor he just said getting older and smoking,

Some days it seems worse than others its really strange, i don't smoke load about 15 a day but there dead thin and i only smoke half at a time.

Someone said my body got use to smoking without filters and i have its messed it all up putting filters in.


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Hi, health studies show that smoking filtered cigarettes do not block the bad chemicals from affecting the lungs. The green phlegm could be due to bronchitis. Treatment for bronchitis is usually symptomatic. Antibiotics for infections and bronchodilators for bronchospasm. And of course avoidance of smoking to prevent further damage to the lungs. Talk to your GP regarding this in the meantime you could try warm salt water gargles, steam inhalations and breathing exercises. Regards.
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Hi thanks for the reply, i have been to doctors who give me some  antibiotics and said they should get rid of it, but they have done nothing at all still have to clear phlegm from my throat and still got blocked nose, and sometimes wake up with it stuck and makes me have panic attacks which makes my breathing worse.
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