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www.sciencefocus.com/qa/swallowing-your-own-phlegm-harmful

Jul 22, 2009 ... The cilia cells that line these passages are continually driving the phlegm upward to the throat, where it triggers the swallow reflex so that dust and ... As unappetising as this cocktail may sound, there isn't really very much more harm that can come to you from swallowing it. ... Why do ants walk in a line?

www.nowtolove.com.au/health/body/flu-facts-where-does-mucus-come-from-38751

Jun 29, 2017 ... You need to start worrying when your mucus dries up or becomes phlegm or flu mucus. The difference can be seen (and let's face it, felt) through a change in consistency, with thick mucus or (phlegm) possibly indicating that your body is fighting an infection. A popular misconception is that a change in ...

health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/nose-throat/what-is-mucus-made-of.htm

NEXT PAGE. Mucus traps bacteria and expels it from the body, but where does it come from? Martin Leigh/Getty Images. It's 6 a.m. and your bedside wastebasket is littered with used tissues. It seems you spent all night tossing and turning, pressing the continually flowing contents of your nostrils. Your nose feels like it could, ...

www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/754748/phlegm-cough-cold-flu-health-health

Jan 17, 2017 ... THE DREADED cold and flu season is well and truly upon us, but many of us find it difficult to decipher between the two.

www.zocdoc.com/answers/3000/why-do-people-cough-up-mucus

What is the point of coughing up junk? My wife insists that coughing up and spitting out mucus is a really good, helpful thing to do, but I'm sure she's wrong. Isn't mucus just a negative side effect of colds, like getting a fever or sneezing too much? Answer. If you have chronic mucus production, that could be a sign of a chronic ...

www.vox.com/2015/2/11/8013065/mucus-snot-boogers

Feb 11, 2015 ... Everybody does it. (Shutterstock.com). Most of the mucus in your nose gets swept by your cilia to the back of your throat. But sometimes — especially in arid environments — some of the mucus near your nostrils (in an area formally called the nasal vestibule) begins to dry out first, becoming too viscous to be ...

www.webmd.boots.com/cold-and-flu/features/the-truth-about-mucus

What does mucus do? Why is it important? Should you be concerned if mucus ... So while it can be gross to blow mucus into tissue after tissue during a cold or sinus infection, remember, mucus actually serves a very important purpose in your nose and beyond. To delve into the world of mucus, we turned to Jonathan Hern, ...

m.kidshealth.org/en/kids/booger.html

They're more than just gross. Boogers have a job to do. Find out what it is in this article for ... Mucus is the sticky, slimy stuff that's made inside your nose, airways, and even your digestive tract. If you're like lot of kids, you have another name for nose mucus: snot. Your nose and sinuses make about a quart (about 1 liter) of ...

owlcation.com/stem/Mucus-in-the-Human-Body

Jan 24, 2017 ... Mucus has vital functions, such as trapping germs in air passages and protecting the stomach lining from an acid attack. Excess mucus can cause health problems .