In case you experience thin mucus secretions, drink a glass of clean water every two working hours. Use homemade chicken soup to curb thins mucus, and adds garlic or ginger for flavour and immune support.
To reduce phlegm, have some hot barley soup. Onions are an old folk remedy and have anti-inflammatory properties, so eat them often.
If you have bacterial bronchitis and are taking antibiotics, consume nondairy sour products such as kefir or sauerkraut daily to replenish disease-fighting bacteria.
Coughing is a normal part of the body’s immune system and respiratory defense system. Quick, sudden bursts of air and fluids from the respiratory track help expel microbes, dust, chemicals and other irritants as well as well as foreign objects from the airway.
Coughing can be a symptom of an underlying infection of the bronchial tubes or lungs, such as bronchitis, pneumonia or croup. In some cases, it can suggest more serious diseases such as asthma, lung cancer or heart problems. The goal of treating a cough is to address the underlying cause e.g. with infections, the immune system must be stimulated and for allergy-produced coughs, all allergen must be removed or you must become desensitized.