There are several home remedies which can help reduce bronchial congestion such as saltwater gargle, honey, steam inhalation, hot beverages, herbal remedies, and OTC decongestants. Try and see what works best for you. If your symptoms are persistent however, home remedies may not be sufficient, and you should seek medical attention.
Mucus becomes thick and sticky when trapped in the throat, nasal passages, or lungs. Hence, the first step to removing mucus is first thinning it. Drink lots of warm liquids a day like clear soups, decaffeinated teas, diluted fruit juices and water. Avoid alcohol or caffeine. Practice steam inhalation to help loosen mucus in the nose and lungs. Finally, get plenty of rest.
Yes, bronchitis causes sticky and thick mucus to form in the lungs, throat, and nasal passage.
Acute bronchitis clears up within 2-3 weeks.
Under a stethoscope, doctors can hear crackling, rattling, whistling, and bubbling sounds in pneumonia and bronchitis patients while they breathe.
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