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10 Natural Remedies for Phlegm and Throat Mucus [Infographic]

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While it is normal to have some mucus in the chest, inflammation, and build-up of mucus can cause wheezing, sore throat, and difficulty sleeping. Excess congestion is often accompanied by a cough that brings up phlegm.

Issues that can cause mucus to build up in the chest include:

· Acid reflux

· Allergies

· Asthma

· Bacterial and viral infections

· Chronic bronchitis

· Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

· Cystic fibrosis

· Other lung conditions

Treatment for throat mucus will vary depending on the reason for the mucus build-up. For instance, if allergies cause it, the remedy would be to avoid the allergen and treat the symptoms until they go away. If you regularly have an uncomfortable amount of mucus build-up, mucus that is accompanied by other symptoms, or mucous build up that continues to worsen, see your doctor.

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Stephany is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about pet care, CBD, stress, self care, meditation, time management, brain training, and natural remedies with a focus on the science behind it all. She has three dogs, three cats, walks half marathons, and practices yoga and powerlifting. You can often find her training her dogs or experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.
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