Phlegm is a thick liquid substance produced by the mucous membranes on the respiratory passages. These are secreted in large quantities when a person is suffering from a cold or other types of respiratory infection.
Although this is not something to panic about, phlegm should still be treated immediately. If not, it can irritate the bronchial tubes and bring complications. Phlegm can also accumulate in the chest and cause congestion.
One of the easiest ways to get rid of phlegm is steam inhalation. This keeps the phlegm soft and makes it easier to expel. Check out more natural methods from the post below.