Originally Posted by rajtp
GuysI just returned from a warm place into cold weather and have increased phlegm combined with slight lower back pain.
You might be different but in my experience, I get lower back pain when I haven't been drinking enough water. For some reason, I start feeling lower back pain when I get dehydrated. Of course the most obvious thing is that you might just need to give your back muscles some rest. So I recommend rest and drink plenty of water.
My question is - is there a way to get more phlegm out of the nose rather than by coughing out?
I don't think there's a whole lot of choice. By all means you should get everything out your nose that you possibly can. But whatever comes up by coughing, is not likely to come out any other way.
[QUOTE Do most people have phlegm coming out of the throat rather than the nose?[/QUOTE]
I don't get colds or flu very often. But I seem to remember that a cold usually affects the nose. Is there such a thing as a chest cold? Maybe so.
When I had the flu it changed around. It started with coughing and a sore throat. Then it turned to coughing and a stuffy nose. The last thing that happened was that I was coughing up phlegm.
It's important that you make every effort to cough everything up. Otherwise it could turn into something worse. It could become bronchitis and then from there it could become pneumonia.
They say that people who are bed ridden will usually die from the flu because they are on their backs and too weak to caugh up phlegm.