The body's mucus serves a dual purpose: it protects against inhaling harmful substances and it keeps the lungs' airways open. The nasal and respiratory tract mucosa are responsible for its production. As you inhale, your body releases mucus to help flush out allergens, viruses, dust, and other particles that may have settled in your air passages. The increased production of mucus necessitates more frequent throat washings.
According to Healthline, an abundance of mucus can be a symptom of a number of different diseases and disorders.
Many people have trouble breathing for various reasons, including asthma, COPD, COPD in children, and other conditions.
An excessive amount of mucus can be produced due to a combination of environmental and nutritional variables, including dry indoor air, insufficient water and other fluid consumption, and excessive usage of fluids that may cause fluid loss, such as coffee, tea, and alcohol. The production of more mucus in the throat has been connected to the use of medicines and tobacco.
Mucus production can be reduced by using a few simple self-care measures, some of which are recommended by Healthline and may be recommended by your doctor.
In some cases, gargling with warm salt water might help soothe a sore throat. Get rid of the thick, sticky mucus that has built up at the base of your throat and is providing a breeding ground for bacteria with the help of this tried-and-true home cure.
You should stay hydrated by drinking water frequently throughout the day. Drinking enough of fluids, especially water, can speed up mucus outflow and ease congestion. Cold drinks won't help, but warm ones might, especially if you avoid caffeine.
Flex your triceps. It's not uncommon to feel a buildup of mucus at the back of your throat whenever you lie down.
Nailed it: no nasal decongestants allowed. Using a decongestant may lessen mucus production, but it may be more difficult to completely eliminate mucus from the body.
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