Learn about different types of mucus and how to relieve your symptoms.
UNDERSTANDING AND GETTING RID OF CHEST CONGESTION
GET RID OF CHEST CONGESTION, BY FIRST UNDERSTANDING IT
Upper respiratory tract infections like the common cold or flu often put your mucus membranes into overdrive – clogging up your airways and causing chest congestion.
When you get sick, your body produces extra mucus & phlegm to help flush out the intruding virus, good phlegm, bad phlegm or too much phlegm, regardless of the underlying cause, the human body reacts quickly which can lead to some uncomfortable symptoms.
WHAT CAUSES CHEST CONGESTION?
Mucus is normally present in the body, but when you’re suffering from the cold or flu too much mucus is produced which can lead to coughing, congestion and pain. Coughing and mucus is your body’s way of trying to remove the irritant that has entered your upper respiratory system. Once an irritant is inhaled, mucus production is stimulated and tiny hairs in the lining of your nose and windpipe called cilia transport the mucus and irritant up and out of your throat. There it can either be coughed out (or expectorated) or swallowed into the stomach.
SYMPTOMS OF CHEST CONGESTION
- Wet or dry cough
- Discomfort or tenderness in the chest
- Mucus and phlegm produced with a cough
Chest congestion symptoms can be the result of multiple ailments, but if your chest congestion is a result of a cold then it should typically last less than 10 days.
See chest cold for more information, or talk to a doctor if your cough and chest congestion persists after other cold symptoms have stopped.
SEEKING RELIEF FROM CHEST CONGESTION
HOME REMEDIES FOR CHEST COLDS, GET YOU BACK TO FIT – FASTER!
Dealing with a constant cough can be tough, especially if it is keeping you up at night. Try these suggestions to ease the symptoms of chest congestion while your medicine gets to work.
Tips & Home remedies to help you feel better with chest congestion:
- Drink plenty of water
- Use a humidifier or take a hot shower
- Get bed rest with your head elevated
- Drink hot tea with lemon and honey
- Use a hot compress on your chest
- Avoid unhealthy foods
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