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fun with coughing [Dec. 18th, 2000|07:46 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
i've been coughing up some very interesting pieces of "stuff" lately. i'm not sure what this stuff is... it's like grayish boogery chunks. is it concentrated germ? i always feel better after I get rid of them... smoother breathing and less coughing. they're almost kinda cool. i mean, how many times in the year do you get to cough up grayish boogery chunks, huh?
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[User Picture]From: 00goddess
2000-12-18 07:57 am (UTC)
It's phlegm, and you're dehydrated.

See, phlegm is mucus, and so are boogers. Boogers are just mucus that has dried ( after picking up miniscule dust particles, tiny organisms, etc.)

If you're getting enough liquids, you cough up mucus when you're congested, right? But if you're not getting enough fluids, the mucus all dries up, and you cough up those weird booger-esque lumpy chunks.

(I know way more about this than I should. Depressing.)

So drink some water!

00goddess
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-18 08:02 am (UTC)

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Heh.
Interesting.

And yes, you know way more about this than you should. :)
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[User Picture]From: scottfreeman
2000-12-18 08:25 am (UTC)

Grayish boogery chunks

I get them. They're kind of like oval shapes for me. Make me retch.
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[User Picture]From: firelegend
2000-12-18 08:34 am (UTC)
ewwwwwwwwwwwwww god! thanks for sharing :) made my day..

Drink some wata!
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[User Picture]From: teaser
2000-12-18 09:49 am (UTC)

I"m grossed out!

thanks a bunch...I've just finished eating dinner. Guess what was on the menu... grayish chunks, called mushrooms. Gawd, now I want to heave.
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[User Picture]From: righellis
2000-12-18 11:21 am (UTC)

ahhh

is that why you always have a nose full of burgers when you wake up after a night of drinking?
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[User Picture]From: jaebird
2000-12-18 02:42 pm (UTC)

*Sings the McDonalds song*

eh Burgers i think have a mind of their own.. though eh.. I do not think I have ever heard anyone mention waking up with one up their nose.. I'll keep my eh ears open O.o okay..
Brad: O.o ew.. *puts a milky way into water and watches it turn into something funny looking* ^_^ hee hee ew.. is that from Caddyshack? Has anyone seen "Beyond Silence"?.. Jae
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2000-12-18 12:42 pm (UTC)
It sounds incredibly disgusting to me, but Reggie (guy that lived across the street this summer) said that pickle juice always made his coughs go away. ::shrug::
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-18 12:50 pm (UTC)

Re:

So would a bullet to my head, but that doesn't sound like a good solution.
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[User Picture]From: chatty
2000-12-18 03:02 pm (UTC)

Pneumonia

Symptoms of pneumonia = fever, cold sweat, coughing, sneezing, aching, general flu-like symptoms, difficulty in breathing even wheezing, and coughing up mucus chunks ranging from gray to weird green to brown. Brown is bad, means it is likely infected. Fever is also bad, if you keep feeling sick and coughing shit up, go get some antibiotics. The doctor has spoken.
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2000-12-18 03:39 pm (UTC)
did I say that? did I suggest that? no.
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[User Picture]From: crabcake
2000-12-18 05:46 pm (UTC)

Ewwww, gross

Boy, you are sooo nasty! I feel ill now, thanks. :-/
How in the world could they be 'cool'? Damn, you got to get out more often, you are spending waaaay to much time programming. :o)
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[User Picture]From: detritus
2000-12-18 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well, don't be stingy.. Did you bring your camera home with you? Then share!

:)
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