How to get rid of phlegm wad in throat. Cough is productive (pearly substance), but phlegm remains. OTCs don't help. Allergic to most. HELP!

(Last Updated: Nov 28, 2007)


There are a lot of reasons you should not ignore your cold. One of the major reasons for not ignoring it is the phlegm in throat that you will experience. However, there are many phlegm remedies that you can try. The use of ginger, for instance, is one of the most well-known home remedies for mucus in the throat. If you have excessive phlegm in the throat and cannot seem to get rid of it, ginger juice or teas with ginger infusion can help you.There are many other home remedies for phlegm in the throat, and here are a few of more common and popular ones.

  • As mentioned earlier, the extract of ginger is the best phlegm treatment. Steep a small piece of ginger in water so that its extracts can be absorbed into the water. After the water becomes a little thick with the ginger extracts, add some honey to it. The mixture of honey and ginger would help in getting rid of a sore throat and phlegm. Consume this herbal remedy at least four to five times every day in order to get some relief. If you have excessive phlegm in the throat, you can increase the amount of honey and ginger you consume. You can also add the fresh juice of a lemon into the decoction to make it even more effective for thick phlegm in the back of throat.
  • The roots of licorice when boiled with water and granulated sugar are one the best sore throat and phlegm remedies. If you have been coughing to expel the phlegm in the throat naturally, your throat may also be very sore. This herbal remedy is not only your answer to how to get phlegm out of the throat but also one of the more effective sore throat remedies.
  • Garlic is well known for its warming properties and is one of the best ways to clear phlegm in the throat. Garlic extract is very warm and can help loosen up the hardened phlegm in the chest and throat. A few cloves of raw garlic, crushed and consumed with warm water in the morning, can help naturally expel thick mucus. You can also consume a few cloves of garlic before going to bed as that too can help you get rid of excessive phlegm in your throat. There are some herbalists who recommend taking a clove of garlic every day to improve overall immunity and keep the body warm from inside.
  • A mixture of black pepper seeds and resins can also help you with your cough. Blend together the pepper seeds and the resins to make a moist paste that can be consumed three to four times a day.
  • If you experience excessive phlegm in the throat after eating, try and consume some oranges soaked overnight in wine. For increasing the effectiveness of this remedy, cook the soaked oranges before you eat them. The resulting concoction is great for treating sore throats and excessive phlegm.
  • If you have phlegm in the throat all the time, blend together fresh carrot juice, warm water, and a little honey. Together, the three help boost immunity, soothe the inflammation in the throat, and ease the pain that you may be feeling due to the inflammation and the irritation in the larynx. This herbal remedy can be used as many times as you want every day for temporary relief.
  • If you want to know how to clear phlegm from throat,it is important to know the cause of the phlegm buildup. If you have phlegm in the throat, causes include irritation in the airways of the lungs. When the airways in the lungs are irrigated, excess mucus and phlegm is secreted to soothe the irritation. Hence, to clear the phlegm and prevent build-up, you need to soothe the irritation in your airways. For this, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of steaming water. Now cover your head and bend over the bowl to inhale the steam from the bowl. This will help you improve your sore throat and soothe the airways in the lungs. In fact, there are many aromatic oils that can help you soothe the airways in your lungs. Most of these oils can be used for the purpose of steam inhalation. The oils that can be used to clear phlegm in the throat and chest are myrrh, peppermint, cypress, pine, thyme, cedarwood, and jasmine oils. Simply add a few drops of the oil into water and heat. Inhale the steam and allow the oil along with the steam to enter into the passageways of the lungs.
  • Phlegm in the throat at night can be really disturbing. It can keep you from getting good sleep, and therefore, it is extremely necessary to get rid of the phlegm. Drink a lot of water as this will help loosen up the thick phlegm that may be pent up in the back of your throat. You can also warm the water a little as this will help speed up the loosening of phlegm. Another way to loosen the phlegm is to keep your chest and throat warm. Try not to eat or drink anything cold as this would only worsen the phlegm.
  • If you have phlegm in throat in the morning, one of the simplest of phlegm in the throat remedies would be to consume warm water with lemon juice and honey. This loosens up the phlegm so that you can easily cough it out. Drink this concoction before eating anything else.
  • Phlegm in the throat treatment could also be done by using over the counter throat lozenges. These are usually harmless and do not have many side effects. These throat lozenges can help you keep the throat moist and also help in expelling the cough and sputum.

Sore throat and phlegm in the throat usually go together. To get rid of phlegm from your body, treat the sore throat. Honey and cinnamon can take care of your sore throat and also help remove phlegm from your chest. However, if you have an infection, home remedies can only give you temporary relief. It is best to get it checked by a doctor. The doctor will most likely prescribe you some antibiotics that can take care of the phlegm in your throat. Also keep in mind that when it comes to treating phlegm in throat in babies it is recommended that you avoid the use of home remedies and first consult your doctor.

answered by G M

Home Cure for Phlegm in Throat

Phlegm is thick mucus that is often associated with severe cough, sore throat and bronchitis. Home remedies for treating phlegm are very effective.

Following are some of the most common and effective home remedies for phlegm in throat:

  • Prepare a mixture of ginger, carnation and cinnamon. Pour a cup of hot water on the mixture. Stir and strain. Add one tablespoon of honey to the strained mixture and drink it.
  • Saturate several orange slices in wine and leave it overnight. Cook the slices in the morning until they become soft. Eat the cooked slices throughout the day.
  • Cook a mixture of 100gm grind ginger root and 1l sweet wine. Strain the cooked mixture and drink approximate of 3-4 tablespoon daily.
  • Mixture of grind peppers and mashed raisins also works wonder for treating phlegm in throat.
  • Squeeze few drops of lemon juice in a glass of orange juice. This will provide more of Vitamin C to your body and will enhance immunity.
  • Take steam. This will help to make the phlegm moist and loose. You can then cough up gobs of phlegm.
  • Try hot tea with added honey and lemon.
  • Drink a hot water glass with a tablespoon of honey before going to bed.

answered by J


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