Some mucus in the chest is normal, and having excess mucus from occasionally is usually not a cause for concern. However, if a person regularly has an uncomfortable amount of chest congestion, or if it is accompanied by other symptoms, they should see a doctor.
The following issues can cause mucus in the chest to build up:
- acid reflux
- bacterial and viral infections
- chronic bronchitis
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- cystic fibrosis
- other lung conditions
In this article, we describe ways to relieve chest congestion at home.
A person can soothe symptoms and get rid of bothersome mucus using the following methods:Staying hydrated thins mucus, making it easier to expel by coughing.