Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folks

Mucus: The oil of the body's engine 


Last updated 9/23/2021 at 4:41pm

Mucus actually serves a purpose in your body. Village News/Courtesy photo

Megan Johnson McCullough

Special to the Village News

Mucus is part of life and everyone has it. Especially during a cold or sinus infection, tissue after tissue can become filled with mucus. It can feel disgusting and sometimes embarrassing in front of others, but mucus serves a pertinent purpose.Some doctors even refer to mucus as the oil for the body's engine.

We find mucus in the lining of the nose, throat, sinuses, lungs, and mouth. It is a protective blanket to these areas to keep them from drying out. It is like a fly trap on our bodies that catches unwanted bacteria and dust...

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