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Too much fat or/and humidity causes phlegm and intermittent coughing? Anybody else have his Issue!?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 20, 2013 at 4:48 AM

I"ve been trying to diagnose my daily intermittent cough with phlegm which i've had ever since I've moved to the beach of Lima Peru which reaches over 90% humidity. I'm not sure if it's the high fat diet or the humidity anybody got a clue?

For the Record I eat 2-3 ounces of leg of lamb and (lick off the fatty drippings like a caveman would) with a monster salad (pure lettuce, little tomato) dressed with half an avocado twice a day, sometimes with the addition of 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

I'm been eating the same foods for over a month now.

Just two meals everyday and I often, not always get phlegm within two 2 hours after my meal.

It's like being in the recovering period after getting over a cold/flu and dealing with the remaining phlegm and cough that come with that joyful experience, except the cough and phlegm don't go away, these symptoms have not disappeared for several months now, Anybody have this experience?

I'm thinking the cough is from the humidity and the phlegm is due to the fat, but i'm not 100% as maybe I could have mold growing in my lungs as I often have to clear out all my hanged clothes in my closet and wash it otherwise it gets covered in mold in less than a month.

Also recently my cough is usually followed by a discomforting feeling behind my upper abdomen area. Any advice?

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on July 22, 2013
at 08:33 AM

I had a serendipitous meetup with an old friend recovering from a systemic freakout after inhaling mold in her house for a year. She mentioned that dry saunas were a big part of her recovery. I guess the hot dry air can kill some of the spores in your lungs, so the body can deal better with removing them.

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on July 20, 2013
at 07:27 AM

I appreciate it! The world would be a better place with more people like you. You made my day.

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on July 20, 2013
at 07:27 AM

I wish you safe and happy travels, and mattresses without fleas.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 20, 2013
at 07:20 AM

I had bacterial pneumonia when I was an exchange student and put off going to the doctor for months. When I did go he gave me quite the tongue lashing (mostly in charades since we didn't speak the same language) and made clear that I was days away from needing to be in the hospital. I lost an uncle to an infection in India, and almost lost my dearest friend to cholera in Mexico, so I get a little overprotective when I see other travelers try to tough it out now.

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on July 20, 2013
at 07:11 AM

Thank you I just realized your a lady and an amazing one at that, I would give you a hug if I could, bless you!

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on July 20, 2013
at 07:06 AM

http://archive.peruthisweek.com/dir/health-medical/clinics-medical-centers

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on July 20, 2013
at 07:02 AM

yeah only when i sometimes have mucus do I cough when I breathe deep. Holy shit I just realized at the moment when I breathe deep and exhale deep I hear a shallow noise at the end of each deep breath and deep exhalation where I imagine my lungs are. Thanks a lot for your help dude, thanks to your 2 cents I found Jaminet's resource about fungus feeding on ketones. I think first i'm gonna try taking out the white rice and adding coconuts to build my immune system a little bit as I go bezerk on the greens ginger and sulfur rich foods to strengthen my glutiathone.

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on July 20, 2013
at 07:00 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3277824/ http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/757494

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 20, 2013
at 06:48 AM

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/pneumonia.html

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 20, 2013
at 06:46 AM

Here's some homework. Any chance you've been spelunking in the last month? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1708-8305.1997.tb00815.x/pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungal_pneumonia

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on July 20, 2013
at 06:39 AM

The swab test will reveal what if any fungus is present. Now that you mention the deep breath cough thing that sounds more like a possible case of fungal pneumonia. Don't take that shit lightly. A friend's dad died from a fungal sinus infection last year, and it progressed pretty quickly, just a few weeks.

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on July 20, 2013
at 05:53 AM

what will the mucus swab test reveal?

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on July 20, 2013
at 05:53 AM

Interesting, no i'm gonna try to treat myself first before resorting to conventional docs. I may move and go heavy on coconuts for a few weeks. I'm getting bit by fleas (thanks to my roomates dog my minimalistic mattress is an easy stomping ground) on a daily basis and i've noticed my neck lymph nodes are uncomfortably swollen quite often as well as bad inflammation on my knuckles but I figure that has something to do with my internet addiction/exposure to wifi/emf. I sometimes use cayenne, thanks for that tip! The discomfort seems to be coming from my lower lungs when I breathe deep/cough

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 20, 2013
at 05:14 AM

Off the top of my head I'd say it sounds fungal. Both ketones and moisture make for happy fungus. Anti-fungal medications can be pretty harsh, so when you go to the doctor (you are going to the doctor about this, right?) you might want to ask for a mucus swab test or a chest xray before you take any drugs.

Washing everything in your place in vinegar and/or bleach might be a good idea.

Do you have A/C? That can cut down on the indoor humidity and keep things from getting moldy.

The other thought I have, is that I get a ton of phlegm after really spicy food, just a response to the burn. How spicy are you cooking?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 20, 2013
at 06:46 AM

Here's some homework. Any chance you've been spelunking in the last month? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1708-8305.1997.tb00815.x/pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungal_pneumonia

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(246)

on July 20, 2013
at 07:27 AM

I appreciate it! The world would be a better place with more people like you. You made my day.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 20, 2013
at 07:00 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3277824/ http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/757494

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 20, 2013
at 07:20 AM

I had bacterial pneumonia when I was an exchange student and put off going to the doctor for months. When I did go he gave me quite the tongue lashing (mostly in charades since we didn't speak the same language) and made clear that I was days away from needing to be in the hospital. I lost an uncle to an infection in India, and almost lost my dearest friend to cholera in Mexico, so I get a little overprotective when I see other travelers try to tough it out now.

Medium avatar

(246)

on July 20, 2013
at 05:53 AM

Interesting, no i'm gonna try to treat myself first before resorting to conventional docs. I may move and go heavy on coconuts for a few weeks. I'm getting bit by fleas (thanks to my roomates dog my minimalistic mattress is an easy stomping ground) on a daily basis and i've noticed my neck lymph nodes are uncomfortably swollen quite often as well as bad inflammation on my knuckles but I figure that has something to do with my internet addiction/exposure to wifi/emf. I sometimes use cayenne, thanks for that tip! The discomfort seems to be coming from my lower lungs when I breathe deep/cough

Medium avatar

(246)

on July 20, 2013
at 07:02 AM

yeah only when i sometimes have mucus do I cough when I breathe deep. Holy shit I just realized at the moment when I breathe deep and exhale deep I hear a shallow noise at the end of each deep breath and deep exhalation where I imagine my lungs are. Thanks a lot for your help dude, thanks to your 2 cents I found Jaminet's resource about fungus feeding on ketones. I think first i'm gonna try taking out the white rice and adding coconuts to build my immune system a little bit as I go bezerk on the greens ginger and sulfur rich foods to strengthen my glutiathone.

Medium avatar

(246)

on July 20, 2013
at 05:53 AM

what will the mucus swab test reveal?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 20, 2013
at 06:48 AM

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/pneumonia.html

Medium avatar

(246)

on July 20, 2013
at 07:11 AM

Thank you I just realized your a lady and an amazing one at that, I would give you a hug if I could, bless you!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 20, 2013
at 06:39 AM

The swab test will reveal what if any fungus is present. Now that you mention the deep breath cough thing that sounds more like a possible case of fungal pneumonia. Don't take that shit lightly. A friend's dad died from a fungal sinus infection last year, and it progressed pretty quickly, just a few weeks.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 22, 2013
at 08:33 AM

I had a serendipitous meetup with an old friend recovering from a systemic freakout after inhaling mold in her house for a year. She mentioned that dry saunas were a big part of her recovery. I guess the hot dry air can kill some of the spores in your lungs, so the body can deal better with removing them.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 20, 2013
at 07:06 AM

http://archive.peruthisweek.com/dir/health-medical/clinics-medical-centers

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 20, 2013
at 07:27 AM

I wish you safe and happy travels, and mattresses without fleas.

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