Is it good to swallow phlegm?

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Q: Is it good to swallow phlegm?
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Where does the phlegm go if you swallowed it?

Phlegm will go into your stomach and the acid in your stomach will dispose of it naturally, just the way it does when you swollow food. It is not harmful to swallow phlegm.

Is it better to not swallow my own phlegm when I am ill?

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When you cough up phlegm is it bad to swallow it or should you spit it out?

AnswerYes, it is perfectly healthy to swallow your phlegm.**Spit the phlegm out; don't swallow it. Among the many components that make up phlegm are substances like immunoglobulins and glycoproteins that help your body fight off an infection. When these substances get killed (together with the bacteria and virus they were fighting), they become part of what makes up phlegm. When phlegm gets coughed out, it means that they have served their purpose - remnants and refuse of the battle, so to speak - and are no longer necessary in the proper functioning of the body. They have to be expelled. Therefore, spit them out and don't swallow them back. Aside from the fact that swallowing phlegm is gross and unsanitary, it sometimes gets reintroduced to your pulmonary system, worsening your situation.**Nope! Acidity of the stomach is sure to destroy the bacteria. On the contrary, spitting the phlegm out is gross, even though into a napkin. As to the substances like immunoglobulins and glycoproteins, they are played out yes, however, it is very well known that they cannot be absorbed from the intestines as whole. Instead, the aminoacids and other monomers that constitute them are absorbed and re-used. Consider that we intake the proteins of someone else (an animal's). We use them after digesting them.**It may be healthy, but swallowing too much phlegm may cause it to clog up in your throat and turn into a nasty cough.

How do you pronounce phlegm?


What is senega ammonia?

An expectorant. Really good at loosening phlegm from a bad chest cold.

What is the sentence of phlegm?

I have a cough then suddenly, the phlegm was blocking my throat.

What does it mean when you cough up green and yellow phlegm when you have copd?

It means you have a sinus infection. Just make sure you cough it all up, and dont swallow it or it will not go away as fast as it will if you cough it up and spit it out.

What if you swallow sperm?

if you swallow sperm it is not a big deal just get over it (sometimes it even tastes good)

Is is not good to swallow a fly?

very not good, if fly is attached to zipper

What does phlegm do?

Phlegm helps to trap foreign materials such as dirt, microbes and pollutants from going further into the body. Phlegm comes in different colors from shades of green to white.

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What colour is a normal phlegm?

clear phlegm is normal. Red,Green,yellow is not normal---get help.