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8 Ways to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose

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    Use a Humidifier

    It provides a quick and easy way to reduce the sinus pain and relieve a stuffy nose. The machine converts water to moisture that slowly fills the air, increasing the humidity in a room. Breathing in the moist air gets soothe irritated tissues and it can be swollen the blood vessels in the nose and also in the sinuses. Humidifiers also thin the mucus in your sinuses. This can help empty the fluids in your nose and return your breathing to normal. Put a humidifier in the room to ease the inflammation that causes the congestion.

    Take a Shower

    The steam from the shower helps to thin out the mucus in your nose and reduce inflammation. While taking a hot shower it helps your breathing return to the normal, at least for a little while.

    It can get the same effect by breathing in the steam from the hot water in a sink. If the temperature is in accurate, then it place a towel over the head and it puts the head over the sink. Allow the steam to build, and take in deep breaths. Be careful that not to burn the face with the hot water or steam.

    Stay Hydrated

    Keep the fluids that are flowing when the nose is stuffed up. Almost all the liquids can help you to hydrate whenever you are sick, including water, sports drinks, and even juice. They can be help with a thin mucus in the nasal passages, by pushing the fluids out of the nose and it decreases the pressure in the sinuses.

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    Use a Saline Spray

    Take the hydration for one step further with a saline, saltwater solution. By using this nasal saline spray increases the moisture in the nostrils. This spray helps you to get a thin  mucus in the nasal passages. This decreases the inflammation of blood vessels and it helps the empty fluids from the nose. Numerous saline sprays are also available over the counter.

    Drain your Sinuses

    It is not the most glamorous task, but it can flush the clogged nostrils with a neti pot. A neti pot is a container designed to flush mucus and fluids out of the nasal passages.

    Here’s how to use a neti pot. Stand with the head over a sink. Place the spout of the neti pot in one of the nostril. Tilt the neti pot until the water enters the nasal passage. Once the water flows into the nostril, it will come out through your other nostril and empty into the sink.

    Use a Warm Compress

    By using this warm compress it may help unclog a stuffy nose by opening the nasal passages from the outside. To make this warm compress, first need to soak a towel in the warm water. Squeeze the water out of the towel and then fold it and place over the nose and  the forehead. Warmth can provide comfort from any of the pain and help it to relieve the inflammation in the nostrils. Repeat this as often as necessary.

    Try Decongestants

    A decongestant medication reduces the swelling and it ease the pain that are associated with the irritated nasal passages. Many decongestants are available without a doctor’s prescription. The forms are Nasal spray and Common decongestant pills.Nasal sprays includes oxymetazoline (Afrin) and phenylephrine (Sinex). Common decongestant pills include pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Sudogest). Many of these medicines are kept behind the pharmacy counter, so need to get them from the pharmacist.

    Chicken Soup

    Everything you heard about chicken soup is true: It really does help you feel better when you’re sick. Sip a hot bowl to move the mucus through the nose which is faster than the plain hot water. It will  help you to feel less stuffy and it tastes good.