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A phlegm cough, known as a productive cough, is the bodys natural way of keeping the lungs and airways clear of mucus. Contact your doctor if you're coughing up blood or the cough homemade lasts longer than 10 to 14 days, or if the cough is accompanied by fever, weight loss or a wheezing sound when you inhale. If it's not related to a more serious medical condition, home remedies can help break up the phlegm and quiet the coughing until the illness passes.
Honey is a popular home remedy for a cough, and with good reason.
In 2007, ABC News reported that a study performed by the Penn State College of Medicine found that giving honey to children between ages 2 and 18 before bedtime caused them to sleep better and cough less than those given a traditional dextromethorphan cough syrup.
Two teaspoons of honey can be taken straight or mixed into hot water or tea. Do not give honey to children younger than.