Home Cure for Prolonged Cold, Congestion and Asthma: I always have phlegm and congested nose, a shortness of breath also. What are the causes and home remedy for this?

The symptoms you have described sound like a strong case of congestion and cold. But if you say that you are always in this state, then you should preferably get yourself medically checked out to determine what the problem could be. It is possible that you are suffering from asthma or allergies of some sort to something. The symptoms you have described are fairly common in case of allergies as well as asthma. However, only a medical examination can reveal if any of these things actually apply to you. If you are diagnosed with allergies, you should determine exactly what it is you are allergic to and take steps to prevent this accordingly. However, if you are determined as a patient of asthma, you will have to go on a course of proper medication to take care of it first. There are also a host of home remedies you can follow to take care of the asthma, but they will be most likely temporary in helping you out. If you are simply suffering from a case of prolonged cold, or even bronchitis, you should take medical treatment for it and then also adopt some regular rules to follow and ensure that you are not in this state all the time.

To begin with, you should start avoiding all things that have a generally cooling effect on the body. Yogurt, citrus fruits, mint, ice creams, aerated drinks and cold beverages should be cut out of your lifestyle completely. These will all add only to the congestion and cold. You should also start including things that have a warm nature. You can have tea with a clove and a cardamom added to it. This will help to fight congestion. You can also add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your bath water. This will help to fight the phlegm. Remember that all these things will remove phlegm from your system. So if you should find that you are coughing up phlegm, do not swallow it back. Spit it out. This way, you will reduce the phlegm in your body. You can also take steam inhalation to which you have added a few drops of orange oil. This will clear out your sinuses very well, thus helping you to breathe better. Try to cut down on milk and dairy products, since they will contribute to phlegm. Follow these practices for about a month to see positive results.

answered by M W

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