What Does Chest Congestion Feel Like?

What are the symptoms of chest congestion?

The main symptoms of a chest infection can include:

  • a persistent cough.
  • coughing up yellow or green phlegm (thick mucus), or coughing up blood.
  • breathlessness or rapid and shallow breathing.
  • wheezing.
  • a high temperature (fever)
  • a rapid heartbeat.
  • chest pain or tightness.
  • feeling confused and disorientated.

How long does chest congestion last?

In most cases, mucus and related congestion will clear up within 7 to 9 days.

What is the fastest way to get rid of chest congestion?

Tips & Home remedies to help you feel better with chest congestion:

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Use a humidifier or take a hot shower.
  3. Get bed rest with your head elevated.
  4. Drink hot tea with lemon and honey.
  5. Use a hot compress on your chest.
  6. Avoid unhealthy foods.

How do you get mucus out of your chest?

Taking the following actions can help to eliminate excess mucus and phlegm:

  • Keeping the air moist.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Applying a warm, wet washcloth to the face.
  • Keeping the head elevated.
  • Not suppressing a cough.
  • Discreetly getting rid of phlegm.
  • Using a saline nasal spray or rinse.
  • Gargling with salt water.