How to do I clear up a post-cold congestion/phlegm?
March 5, 2012 11:03 PM Subscribe
I've actually had this problem for awhile. I usually wake up in the mornings with congestion mostly a lot of phlegm. I have to clear my throat numerous times, blow my nose, etc. The phlegm is clear, no discoloration. Clogs most in my throat so I almost have to make a hacking sound to bring up the phlegm.
posted by melizabeth to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I recently recovered from a head cold and this lingering of congestion has reminded me that I usually have this problem every morning. Even some of my roommates back in college used to make light fun at it. It's kinda just downright gross, unpleasant, and embarrassing.
What can I do to dry this up? Some things I've done before to try to cure this is using a neti pot each night, sudafed during the day-- hasn't seemed to rid me of the problem.