The symptoms often associated with catarrh include:
- a blocked and stuffy nose.
- a runny nose or mucus running down the back of your throat.
- an irritating, persistent cough caused by excess mucus at the back of your throat.
- facial pain caused by a blocked nose and blocked sinuses.
- a loss of smell and taste.
Simply so, what helps loosen phlegm?
Stay hydrated. Drinking enough liquids, especially warm ones, can help your mucus flow. Water can loosen your congestion by helping your mucus move. Try sipping anything from juice to clear broths to chicken soup.
What medicine will loosen phlegm?
Look for cough medications containing expectorants, which help thin and loosens mucus in your airways. Delsym® Cough+ Chest Congestion DM contains the expectorant guaifenesin, as well as a cough suppressant to relieve stubborn, persistent coughing.