7. Try Steam Inhalation
You can try steam inhalation at home to help reduce or completely remove the mucus in your throat. To do this, all you need to do is pour water into a pot with a wide rim and heat it until it starts to boil.
Inhale the steam coming from the boiled water after it stops bubbling. This process can be more effective if you cover your head with a towel and reach down to cover the pot with hot water, bringing you closer and exposing you directly to the steam. And as a result, the mucus in your throat will start to disappear. Know that, in order for this to work, you’ll need to repeat this process every day for at least 10 minutes.
6. Try Over-the-Counter Expectorants
Over-the-counter expectorants are pretty helpful when it comes to thinning the mucus and phlegm in your throat, which can then be easily coughed up or blown out.
In using these products, you need to follow the directions outlined regarding how to use them and make sure that they are free of decongestants. Before you try this tip, though, it’d be best if you seek advice from your pharmacist or your health provider.
5. Using Honey and Lemon, and Other Fruits Always Works
Honey and lemon are pretty common DIY remedies when you’re dealing with a cold, or you’re coughing a lot—and for a good reason.
The reason behind this is that honey is naturally antibacterial and has the ability to soothe your throat. On the other hand, lemon has high vitamin C content, which helps boost your immune system, apart from being an antioxidant. In addition, lemon has both antiviral and antibacterial properties, which is suitable for dealing with throat issues.
You can mix honey with three teaspoons of lemon juice with warm water in a cup and drink the contents. This will significantly reduce the frequency of coughing while clearing your throat of any mucus.
On the other hand, there are also plenty of vegetables and fruits that increase the antioxidants in your body, including garlic, celery, onions, and pineapple. Eating any of these vegetables or drinking pineapple juice will boost the power of your immune system, and it’ll fight infections and diseases better. And, of course, it’ll also help to reduce that annoying mucus in the back of your throat.