How to Clear a Stuffy Nose
Your nose gets stuffy when the blood vessels in your sinuses get inflamed. It can be really annoying and make your day instantly worse. So 5-Minute Crafts has 7 suggestions to help you finally clear that stuffy nose of yours.
1. Take a hot shower.
The steam from a hot shower makes the mucus in your nose thinner and minimizes inflammation. A hot shower may help you breathe normal, at least for a short period of time after the shower.
2. Hydrate yourself.
You need to make sure you keep yourself hydrated. By hydrating yourself, you are decreasing the pressure in your sinuses. Liquids can also help ease inflammation and irritation and your mucus also becomes thinner. Water, tea, and juice are good options.
3. Use a warm compress.
A warm compress helps clear your stuffy nose by opening your nasal passages. Here’s how to make a warm compress:
- Soak a towel in warm water.
- Squeeze the water out of the towel.
- Fold it and place it over your forehead and nose.
4. Use a saline spray.
Use a saline spray to moisturize your nostrils. Saltwater solutions help to clear the fluids that are stuck In your nose by making the mucus thinner and decreasing inflammation.
5. Blow your nose gently.
You should never forcefully blow your nose. Always do it gently, otherwise, your mucus will back up into your sinuses and cause irritation.
6. Use peppermint.
Peppermint and menthol can work to help clear your nose in a natural way. Chest rubs are also a great option. If you like tea, you can drink peppermint tea for a similar effect.
7. Place a humidifier in your room.
Use a humidifier for quick results. By increasing the humidity in the room, the humidifier helps reduce the pain in your sinuses in a very effective way.