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RESEARCH
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 164-168

Key to treating COVID-19: Removing phlegm from small airways


Neijing Teaching and Research Office, School of Basic Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Qingqi Wang
Neijing Teaching and Research Office, School of Basic Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/CMAC.CMAC_27_20

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According to autopsy reports, patients who died from COVID-19 had a lot of mucus in the lung that obstructed the airways, reduced the effect of mechanical ventilation, and even led to pulmonary failure. Traditional Chinese medicine literature mentions that “Inability to remove phlegm impairs the lung, which leads to death.”Hence one of the most urgent problems to be solved is to remove phlegm from the small airways. This article elaborates ten methods to remove phlegm for clinical reference.


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