A lot of people suffer from a congested chest during monsoons and winters. It is a common issue that is made worse by the city pollution and the kind of lifestyle people lead. The mucus that the body produces when one is unwell is what causes clogged chest and a blocked nose. Not only is a congested chest a hard thing to deal with during the day, but it also makes it hard to sleep at night, making us fatigued, exhausted, and unwell. There are certain home remedies that can be tried to deal with a congested chest. Here is what you can try.
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Taking hot steam vaporizer or using a humidifier for the room loosens up the mucus in the body which makes it easy to discharge when you are coughing. Taking a hot shower bath is also effective.
Salt water gargle
A lot of people swear by salt water gargling, which helps removes mucus and bacteria from the back of a sore throat easing it out. Do it more than once a day for it to be more effective.
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Drink warm water with honey
With antibacterial and antiviral qualities, honey proves to be a very effective remedy for cold, cough and a congested chest. You can also add some lemon to make the drink better and more effective. Staying hydrated and drinking fluids is anyway important when you are down with cold and cough.
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Sniff an essential oil or camphor
Smelling camphor, eucalyptus oil or menthol helps relieve a cold, stubborn cough and a congested chest. If you are finding it hard to fall asleep at night with your congested chest, try one of these. You can also take a hot shower or a steam with the essential oil mixed in.
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