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.
- 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:
- 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.
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.