Mucus - Causes, Signs, And Treatments: Remedies To Get Rid Of Mucus And Phlegm
Health and Fitness
On 23rd January 2018
Are you experiencing some kind of blockage in your throat or nasal passages that make it hard to breathe? Are you suffering from ongoing coughing bouts and going through boxes of tissues blowing your nose? Well, you can wait it out or you could use some home remedies to get rid of phlegm and mucus in chest and throat.
What Is Mucus?
Mucus — also known as sputum — is a sticky, gelatinous material that lines your lungs, throat, mouth, nose, and sinuses. It's produced by membranes in the nose and sinuses known as the mucous membranes.
Mucus is a part of our body’s frontline defense against infection.
It’s produced by the mucous membranes which line your mouth, nose, throat, sinuses, and lungs, and it works with your cilia, the tiny hairs which line your airways. Mucus traps particles, such as:
Truth About Phlegm
Phlegm is a water-based gel and is produced at your lower airways. It contains mucus with bacteria, sloughed off inflammatory cells and debris. The immune system, climate, and genetics can vary the composition of the phlegm.