A BLOCKED nose can be caused by a number of different conditions, but most of the time it is easily fixed. Here’s how to unblock your nose naturally – and FAST.
Nasal congestion is the proper term for a blocked or stuffy nose, and it can be caused by a number of conditions. Fortunately, some of these conditions will settle on their own. However, you may need to treat your blocked nose at home to help it fade away quickly. Here’s how to unblock your nose naturally – and FAST, according to Patient Info and Healthline.
Nasal congestion is caused by anything that irritates or inflames the nasal tissues.
This could be an infection such as a cold, flu or sinusitis, allergies such as food allergies or hayfever, or irritants such as tobacco smoke or car exhaust (nonallergic rhinitis).
Very rarely, nasal congestion could be caused by a tumour.
To unblock a nose, you need to try and figure out what caused it in the first place.
The most common causes, such as the common cold or the flu, will get better on their own.
However, there are a number of treatments that will improve the situation quickly and make you feel better.
Most of the time you don’t need to see a doctor for nasal congestion, Patient Info explains.
However, you should consider seeing a doctor if:
Here are five examples of natural blocked nose treatments, but be warned that they will only work for a short period of time and need repeating until the cause has gone away.
Put boiling water from a kettle in a large bowl or basin, and set it on a table (being extra careful not to burn yourself).
Patient Info says: “Sit on a chair at the table and put your face over the bowl, breathing normally for five or 10 minutes.
“Alternatively, you can buy a steam cup from a chemist and breathe the steam through the mask.
“For small children, the safest method of steam inhalation is in the bathroom.
“Shut the door, turn on the hot shower and/or hot tap and sit with your child (outside the shower as you want the water very hot) while looking at a book or playing with a toy for five to 10 minutes.”
Saltwater (saline) may be helpful to clear a blocked nose for a short time, but. “Brinkwire Summary News”.