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What are effective home remedies for chest congestion?

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Dr. Debi Williams
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In brief: Try these tips:

Avoid milk as it can increase mucus production in many people.
Increase your water intake to help loosen the phlem. Take a hot shower and breathe the steam or boil water on the stove. Many hots teas are soothing such as mullen and honey. Do not give honey to children or infants. Any cough lasting longer than one week should be evaluated by a doctor just in case infection is present.

In brief: Try these tips:

Avoid milk as it can increase mucus production in many people.
Increase your water intake to help loosen the phlem. Take a hot shower and breathe the steam or boil water on the stove. Many hots teas are soothing such as mullen and honey. Do not give honey to children or infants. Any cough lasting longer than one week should be evaluated by a doctor just in case infection is present.
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