How can One get Rid of a Stuffy Nose?
Published on Aug 22, 2018
By Dr. Surya Bhagwati
Chief In- House Doctor
BAMS, DHA, DHHCM, DHBTC | 30+ Years of Experience
Who likes a blocked nose and the irritation it causes? No one. But as soon as the weather changes, our body starts reacting to it. And as a result, we get a stuffy nose, cold and sinus. Nasal congestion can grow when nasal tissues swell and the blood vessels inside the nose become inflamed. Excess mucus may also occur with a stuffy nose. Now you must we wonder what can be done when we have a blocked nose and our level of irritation is reaching limits. Dr. Vaidya’s has a solution for you. Read on to know six simple ways that you follow to get rid of a congestion.
Flush it out!
Nasal wash is one of the key steps that you can take when you have a stuffy nose. Wash the inside of your nose and push the mucus out and instantly get a relief. A very simple home remedy includes mixing 1 cup of lukewarm water, a pinch of baking soda, and half a teaspoon of salt. This solution can be used as a nasal wash twice a day for best results. Rinse the nostrils with this mix and it will help you clear out the sinus germs.
Steam is the best answer
Be it a quick hot shower or a nice cup of tea, both are the best ways to get instant relief. The steam can reedy the mucus that is causing irritation and help it to drain out. Prepare a steam for yourself by pouring boiling water into a deep container. Cover your head with a towel, lean over the bowl, and breathe in the steam and you will feel relaxed. This process can be repeated three to four times a day for better results. Also staying hydrated and broiling soups can help you.
The blood vessels inside the nose swell and block your airways causing it difficult to breath. Good quality decongestants can help you lessen the swelling of these vessels and help you breathe easier. When buying a decongestant, check the label for the ingredients phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine. Nasal sprays are good decongestants and can be used as well. But one must be careful as sometimes these products can cause irritation and there are several other possibilities of similar side effects. Some decongestants that are easily available in India are Otrivin, Sinux, etc.
Use Peppermint in your tea
If you are scared of using sprays, peppermint is the best alternative. Its main active ingredient is natural decongestants and may even thin out the muck in your chest. A peppermint tea is a quick way to get relief. It can be made in a few easy steps at home. Take 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint and add it to a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink this tea five times a day for relief.
Eucalyptus oil is derived from the eucalyptus tree’s leaves and act as a cure for a stuffy nose. The oil has been used for hundreds of years for its different healing properties. Using a few drops of this oil in warm water steam can decrease inflammation of the nasal lining and make breathing easier.
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