Your body produces mucus in response to an allergen or foreign substance, but you just want to get excessive mucus production under control and start breathing easy again, right?
What Causes Excessive Mucus Production?
Anything that irritates those mucous membranes can cause them to produce excessive mucus, including these health conditions:
Ways to Get Excessive Mucus Under Control
At home, you can take these steps to thin out mucus and ease your sinus congestion:
- Try using a saline (not medicated) nasal spray a few times a day.
- Drink plenty of water and other fluids each day.
- Run a humidifier in your home to keep the air moist.
- Try an over-the-counter antihistamine.