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Sinus and Congestion Home Remedies

22 Home Remedies for Sinus and Congestion


I had congestion in the chest for over a month. I tried everything. I went through two bottles of mucinex, inhaled steam, coughed and spit out the yucky mucus, and even drank hot tea.


I couldn't go to the doctor. I have no insurance.

However, my parents told me something interesting, about my room.

They said that when they stepped in there or whenever the door swung open, they smelled ammonia or pee smell. Mom said it was so bad that it made her eyes water. I don't notice because I am constantly in there.

A few months before, I had adopted a little puppy. Now we all know that a new puppy brings along accidents and puddles on the floor. Since I kept the little darling in my room most of the time, that was where he did his spills.

I, of course, would clean up the spills with pet cleaning supplies and carpet cleaner. However, I would leave him alone to go to work or run some errands, and I am sure he would have accidents and the urine would dry up on the carpet without my knowing.

My parents suggested that this had to be the cause of my chest congestion since I am in my room so often and I sleep in there, I don't smell or notice that I'm inhaling small traces of ammonia into my lungs.

I wasn't sure if this was right, but I went along anyway. I slept in my brother's room while we pulled up the carpet and cleaned out the room. It has been 4 to 5 days since I vacated the room. And lemme tell you, I am 90% better. My voice is no longer raspy and I am not coughing as much, and my sinuses are clear.

I am way better than I was last week when I was sleeping in my room.

If you have a dog or a puppy that isn't quite housebroken, I know this sounds embarassing, but it might be a good idea to have a friend or someone who doesn't live with you to sniff around the room you stay in the most. You might be inhaling something that is irritating your lungs and not know it.


During the winter my family has alot of chest congestion and sinus stuffieness. So my family, for the past 4 or 5 generations came up with their own remedy. Fill an eight or ten ounce glass half full of coca cola, put in three shots of jack daniels whisky, and drop in a peppermint. Just smelling it will clear your sinuses, and drinking it clears out congestion. It also has helped my grandmother clear out flem in her lungs when she had pneumonia. :)

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