How To Clear Nasal Congestion – Got A Stuffy Nose?

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How To Quickly Clear A Stuffy Nose & Nasal Congestion

Here are some useful quick advice tips on clearing a stuffy nose, put together by our medical staff and from the WikiHow.

  1. Blow Your Nose – use lotion Kleenexes with aloe vera to prevent dry and breaking skin)
  2. Spicy Food – Fresh Ginger, Onion, Garlic and peppers like jalapeno actually help circulate blood and clear the nasal passage
  3. Menthol & Eucalyptus – Rub or oil can be used to help clear your nasal passage
  4. Humidifier – Using a humidifier and especially one with oil like Eucalyptus can help clear your nose. Being hydrated is important and dry cold air is hard on a nasal passage
  5. Stay Warm – Congestion is caused by mucous being expelled out of the body, warmth thins out the mucous so it can exit the body faster
  6. Work OutWorking out while you are sick with congestion is actually beneficial in expelling the sickness faster.
  7. Hot Shower – Taking a hot shower help your body heat up and expels the mucous faster
  8. Sauna & Steam Room – If you can find a sauna or steam room to sit in, do it – wonderful way to get rid of congestion
  9. Water – Drinks lot of water, being hydrated is crucial to healing faster – About 1 gallon of water per day is where you should be at as an adult, and as a kid about half that

For people with chronic congestion or painful congestion accompanied by a long lasting headache or fever, you may want to consult your doctor.


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