Hi, guys through this article I want to share with you guys some tips regarding how to get rid of chest congestion overnight.Before moving further please understand…
What is chest congestion?
Chest congestion is a kind of feeling of tightening and pressure in the chest part. Chest congestion can be for many reasons and one of them is the common cold. Although it is not a life-threatening disease at the same time it is not a disease to ignore. If chest congestion is not treated on time it can be a life-threatening disease in future. It becomes very uncomfortable for the person to breath properly due to insufficient oxygen reaches to lungs, to engulf food with ease due to pain in the throat.
chest congestion causes
- Infection in the respiratory system
- Viral infection
- Pollution in the environment
- Asthma disease
- Cancer in lungs
So these can be some reason for chest congestion. Before treating chest congestion, the person should know the reason behind it so that it could be treated in an effective way. As we all know that most of the people are working these days so they do not find time to look for the doctor so they can use home remedies to get rid of chest congestion and can perform their daily tasks with ease.
How to get rid of chest congestion overnight faster
Home remedies are the best, natural and a healthy way for chest congestion treatment. They do not have any harmful side effects for our body. Here are the remedies….
Drink something hot
Drinking hot water loosens the thick phlegm and passes it out with a cough which further helps in getting relief from chest congestion. A hot water pack compress on the chest is also very helpful in chest congestion home remedy. It is not necessary to have only hot water you can also have any kind of beverage. They help us to keep our body warm. Beverages can be following…
- Ginger tea, lemon black tea with no milk, Green tea etc.
- Avoid alcohol
Note-: It is not advisable for kids to have caffeine as much in coffee so for them, tea is the best option to get rid of chest congestion as we use natural ingredients in making tea.
Repeat this process at least thrice a day for best results. You can also have different types of juices available in the market but do not have them immediately after taking them out of the fridge. Leave them for few minutes out of the fridge and then have it. It will relax your throat and chest both.
Chicken soup is very helpful to have in winters or while having cold and chest congestion because it has lots of benefits for our body.
- Helps our body to keep warm.
- It has antiviral and antioxidant properties which protect us from further infection from a virus from the nose.
- Slow down the lung inflammation.
- Helps in making mucus thin or loosen.
- It is a healthy and tasteful way to get rid of any disease.
Note-: Sip chicken soup at least twice a day for getting best results. But it is not advisable for small kids to have it because they may have the capacity to digest it and for children up to six months of age only mother milk is the best remedy to get rid of chest congestion.
Gargling of salt
It is a most common home remedy almost used by every person while having chest congestion or you can say it is the first preference of a person who suffers from chest congestion or dryness and pain in the throat. It helps in killing bacteria and prevent mucus to deposit at one place.
How to do this process?
- Put some warm water in a glass.
- Add some salt to it.
- Mix it well.
- Take some water in your mouth and gargle for about 20 to 30 seconds.
- Repeat this process for at least 5 to 6 minutes.
- Soon it will relax your chest from congestion and will give you a relaxation in your head also.
Salt gargling is a very simple, no cost and less time-consuming process so a person can easily use this process even in busy time.
Avoid fast food eat healthy
As I have already told you that people are as much busy these days that they do not even find time to cook food for themselves. People are fond of fast or junk food instead of healthy food which is not at all good for health because it consists of lots of oil, harmful spices added to the unhygienic material. When a person takes fast food while suffering from chest congestion, mucus secretion increased by sinus which further increases the problems in getting rid of chest congestion.
- Dairy products.
- Excess salt.
- Excess Sugar.
- Fried food.
- Oily food.
- Spicy foods.
- Fruits containing citrus.
- Peeled ginger (most effective).
So these are some foods which you need to avoid in chest congestion, also consult your doctor while taking any other food.
Note-: You can use these products in various form like lemon with garlic is very effective in chest congestion as lemon and Garlic both has anti-oxidants, anti-inflammation, and anti-infection properties.
How to use it?
- Take some hot water in a cup.
- Squeeze two to three lemons in it.
- Crush some peeled garlic in it.
- Add a little pinch of salt in it.
- Add a small amount of black pepper.
- Mix them well.
- Now drink this mixture slowly.
- You will feel some sensation of easiness in your chest.
- Repeat this process at least twice a day as per your capacity.
We all are familiar with this ingredient. Honey is a natural sweetener which has anti-infection, antiviral, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation properties. It is very beneficial for our immune system. People who take at least a spoon of
honey before going to sleep have a stronger immune system than others. You can also see in your nearby medical store that honey is sold as a chest congestion medicine also.
Note-: It is advisable that honey should not be given to infants as they may not have that capacity to digest honey.
Eucalyptus oil is one of the best home remedies to cure a chest congestion as it consists of antifungal and anti-infection properties. It is easily available in every chemical stores. This oil helps in making the layer of mucus thin and helps in easy respiration.
How you can use this remedy?
- Boil some water in a bowl.
- Put a few drops of oil in it.
- Inhale some steam properly.
- Repeat this process at least twice a day.