Having chest congestion can be uncomfortable and dangerous. This post is in answer to the question Any Home Remedies For Breaking Up Chest Congestion When You Have A Cold?” There are additional links to resources to sites for Breaking Up Chest Congestion at the end of this post.
I did the zycam-medicine thing, I drink plenty of fluids like soups and teas all day, but I have this dry cough and nothing is breaking up my congestion. Any home remedies?
I don’t have vics vapor rub in the house, so anything that doesn’t require me going to the drugstore would help.
Try a hot bath. Hot as you can stand it–careful not to scald yourself. Soak in it for a while as the water cools down. It will definitely relax you and should help the congestion.
Hot herbal tea or a fragrant tea such as Earl Grey or Oolong will also help. With a cold, time is your ally and friend. They usually run their course and break up on your own. The hot bath is also good if you are running a fever.
I am very much a believer in the power of a hot bath. I take one every evening, regardless of how I am feeling. I’m 67 years young and have no issues with arthritis or joint pains.and I consider the hot bath to be the real Fountain of Youth.
Reclining or lying down should also help reduce the drainage that is causing the cough. I’ve got one of those, too, darn it, and I’m taking Mentholyptus cough drops and drinking hot teas to relieve it.