Mucus and Phlegm Management

Posted by Dalene (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 04/23/2006

Great website, thank you!! Can anyone give advice for my husband who suffers from emphysema? He coughs up lots of phlegm, too. I am too nervous of having him inhale the h2o2. Would really appreciate some feedback. Thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

I am assuming your husband is having emphysema, usually as a result of pollution or the fact that the there is some slight physical damage to the lungs causing breathing difficulty. The difficulty of breathing is sometimes seen as drying of the lung due to irritation by the lungs. Since the body needs to regenerate the lungs and the mucus may be the cause of the breathing problem, it may be necessary to reduce the irritation, liquify the mucus, and restore the breathing to reduce friction by allowing a thin mucus to return. Therefore, while breathing of H2O2 may kill bacteria and fungus, it still have limitations about long term effectiveness. Taking colloidal silver internally should help regeneration of the cells (according to Dr. Robert Becker), and kill off the pathogens causing the irritation. Most colloidal silver sold on the market are about 5 ppm, digest this colloidal silver you just bought by adding a couple of drops of H2O2, a couple of days before consuming. Take about 2 tablespoons three times per day might be a reasonable dose.

The other thing that helps normalize the mucous is taking about 500 mg - 1000 mg of N Acetyl Cysteine daily and about 100-300 mg./day of vitamin A. Some antioxidants such as Alpha Lipoic Acid, vitamin E, and vitamin C are helpful. A good dose of alpha lipoic acid is about 200 mg, 1000-2000 I.U. of vitamin E, and about 1000 mg of vitamin C should do it. I once used vitamin A to help with my own breathing problems when I was a student. I have heard one of my friend being helped by taking CoQ for his emphysema, but he mentions taking at least several tablets to show its effecst. However, I don't have any information about exact dose, but my guess is 500 mg on the assumption it is 50 mg each and he took about 10 tablets per day basis.

Restoration of pH in my opinion is important for the body to normalize and raise its immunity. So taking about 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda should help the body maintain a pH buffer necessary for the body to recover. Taking zinc acetate (10-25 mg/day) helps increase white blood cells and increase the body immune system. In my opinion taking magnesium and selenium also helps. However I much prefer magnesium chloride and selenium yeast to be more effective. I have no side effects from taking zinc acetate, therefore this is the safest form. If you are nervous about using H2O2, then try using vinegar as a humidifier. It may not smell nice, but it is also an antibiotic as vinegar also kills of viruses, fungus and bacteria as well. You can also add this with H2O2, but in 1/2 less than what you use to do it if you add the vinegar to it also. There was a factory in China that produces vinegar and they found that people's breathing problems were reduced in both severity and the length. During the SARS epidemic Chinese fumigate (aerosols) the house with vinegar and the prices of vinegar per bottle went as high as $100 dollars. The Chinese did contain the SARS spread from this, but the Western Media kept this information away from the public.

Replied by Robert
Jackson, WY
04/23/2009

Re: MUCUS AND PHLEGM MANAGEMENT
In reference to this post (04/23/2006: Dalene from Johannesburg, South Africa)In your respone to here, in the last paragraph you suggested using 1/4 tsp of citric acid and 1/4 tsp of baking soda. Am I correct in assuming the citric acid you were speaking of was ACV?

Also, you said in the last paragraph, " If you are nervous about using H2O2, then try using vinegar as a humidifier. It may not smell nice, but it is also an antibiotic as vinegar also kills of viruses, fungus and bacteria as well. You can also add this with H2O2, but in 1/2 less than what you use to do it if you add the vinegar to it also." I'm not quite clear on what you are saying here. Exactly what would be the proportions of ACV and H2O2 for the humidifier? And also, could this be use in a nebulizer as well? Your response would be greatly appreicated.

I can't thank you and Earth Clinic enough for your posts, and the information you provide to those of us suffering from COPD or emphysema. We've been told for so long that there is nothing other than breathing exercises we can do that when someone finally offers some light at the end of that tunnel it's like a "breath" of fresh air, no pun intended. I'm not just willing to sit back and die quite yet. Hope and optimism are great healers in and of themselves, but a catalyst like your posts sure helps! Thanks again! again.