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    Hi everyone. I'm new to the site, and I was wondering if anyone could recomend a poultice etc. for chest conjestion. Any help would be appreciated. I hope someone can help me.


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    No but Mucinex, lots of water, and a humidifier works well.
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    mullein by decoction, or commercial medicine.
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    Hot ginger tea helps, sweeten with honey.
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    Mullein either a tea or smoking. Yes, I've smoked it. When smoking it works mainly like an expectorant. As a tea it works internally but takes longer.

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    Yea, smoking mullin works, only need a small amount. Usually one little puff will clear it up.

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    I have mixed mullin with pipe tobacco for a smoke and have had tea with honey both help..
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    It really depends on what type of congestion your talking about some OTC and home remedies can mask more serious signs such as bronchitis or Pneumonia .
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    Quote Originally Posted by aktrekker View Post
    Mullein either a tea or smoking. Yes, I've smoked it. When smoking it works mainly like an expectorant. As a tea it works internally but takes longer.
    So, you put poison smoke in your lungs to push out the congestion - WOW ! I guess the smoke gets you to coughing so much you hack and puke out the congestion ?
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    May I suggest you determine the cause of your congestion before self medicating? I mean, it could be anything from a cold to cancer. You might consider seeing a doctor if it's bad enough to come on a forum and ask for assistance from lay people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamewolf View Post
    So, you put poison smoke in your lungs to push out the congestion - WOW ! I guess the smoke gets you to coughing so much you hack and puke out the congestion ?
    Works just like an inhaler. Why is that so surprising?

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    Its suprising because smoke (all smoke) contains carbon monoxide that is deadly if inhaled enough. Plus, smoke is a lung irritant, especially if there is infection present. But then I guess cigarettes can help end the agony sooner for a lung cancer patient huh ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamewolf View Post
    Its suprising because smoke (all smoke) contains carbon monoxide that is deadly if inhaled enough. Plus, smoke is a lung irritant, especially if there is infection present. But then I guess cigarettes can help end the agony sooner for a lung cancer patient huh ?
    Wtf?....
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    So how do you deal with campfire smoke?

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    Gee Lamewolf, why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel?
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    Let's agree to disagree on this one.

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    Good idea........looks like the OP is long gone anyway.

    So, you find a forum on the interweb....about Wilderness Survival, go thru the sign up process.... on the first and only post, you ask a question about chest congestion?

    Kinda make ya wonder if you Google chest congestion.....it pops up WSF?

    That's kinda a "lets have a look" question...isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aktrekker View Post
    So how do you deal with campfire smoke?
    Sit upwind ! But I'm just saying, if I got chest congestion, the last thing I want in my lungs is smoke of any kind ! Why irritate them more than they already are ? Yeah, smoke might get rid of some of the congestion through coughing, but thats gonna make you feel worse in the end !
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    Let it go, please.

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