Everyone has mucus, and according to studies, he is very important for our body because it acts as a barrier against particles and contains enzymes and proteins that help get rid of everything in the air and make you sick. But sometimes, with cough, we can find yellow or green mucus, or our body produces too much, which can indicate a problem.
AT The bright side, we decided to study the signs of too much mucus and ways to treat this problem.
Why our body produces too much mucus
Our body produces mucus all the time, and if you start to feel discomfort, it probably happens because the mucus has changed its consistency. It can become thicker and stickier and can start to have a mass effect on you. The reasons may be allergies, irritation of the nose, throat or lungs; smoking tobacco or digestive disorders.
Normally, allergic people have this problem. Allergies cause your body to squeeze histamine, which causes itching and sneezing. Your nose starts to run after the production of liquid leaking mucous membranes.
But there may be another serious reason. Mucus is part of the lung's native immune function, but you have to pay attention to it because hypersecretion and chronic cough are signs of chronic bronchitis.
Signs of excessive mucus
At first glance, this problem may seem harmless, but when your sinuses are blockedit causes a lot of discomfort. How do you know if your mucus is excessive? Some signs and symptoms are specific to this disease.
- Runny nose
- Irritated throat
- Sinus headache
- Nasal congestion
Remedies and ways to get rid of excessive mucus
You can help yourself by using the foods you eat, your general habits, and changing your lifestyle. These remedies and ways are useful not only to reduce the problem, but also to help you stay healthy in general:
1. Drink lots of fluids.
The more you drinkthe slimmer your mucus remains. This is very important for people with allergies. The first rule is to stay hydrated. Drink more water, but no juice or lemonade. This will help you get rid of mucus and cleanse your body in general.
2. Keep the air moist.
This rule follows the first. Dry air irritates the nose and makes it flow. Have you noticed that people with allergies start to sneeze more if the air is not wet enough? Get yourself a humidifier and put it on every night. You can also add essential oils to the humidifier to get a good aroma or better results.
3. Gargle with salt water.
This will help your throat and make it less irritated. Just put 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle several times a day.
4. Blow your nose.
Fly and do not swallow mucus. Do it gently so as not to damage the mucous mantles. By doing so, you can help improve your oral hygiene and avoid dental problems.
5. Use eucalyptus.
You can apply eucalyptus on your chest or drink some water with a few drops of essential oil, or take a hot bath to eucalyptus. This remedy has antibacterial properties, help with colds and respiratory problems, acts as a dental treatment and can also be used as an insect repellent.
6. Follow a diet.
This does not mean that you are now on an extreme diet and there is nothing left to eat. To reduce mucus, you can include in your daily ration products like:
- salmon, tuna, flounder and sardines
- pumpkin, pineapple, apple, lemon, cucumber, ginger, onion and garlic
- chamomile and decaffeinated tea
- olive oil
7. Make a honey wrap to fight against the chest mucous.
For the wrap, you will need to mix a few honey flour so that the mixture does not stick to your hands. Add a little olive oil and roll it into flour again. Take a napkin and wrap it in a cheesecloth. Using plaster, attach it to the chest or back. You can leave it for a whole night. If you apply it to children, leave it 2-3 hours before sleeping.
8. Make a drink with baking soda and honey
This is a good home remedy for those with the flu and for those who need to get rid of excess mucus from the lungs.
You need 1 c. 1/2 teaspoon honey Baking soda, 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice and a glass of lukewarm water. Mix all the ingredients in a glass and let the baking soda dissolve. Now you can sip the drink.
Do it regularly to clean your lungs and help you stop coughing.
Do you know of any other effective ways of dealing with this problem? Write a comment below on how you are fighting against this.
Illustrated by Natalya Tylosova for BrightSide.me