With the change of seasons, many people may suffer from a runny nose. It is usually caused by allergies, infections, colds, or physical irritation. It isn’t enjoyable since you will have to walk with lots of tissues. Here are some tips to help ease a runny nose at home!
1) Take a Steam Bath
Steam baths can help relieve a runny nose. Steam helps to expel excess mucus that causes runny nose and sneezing. Steam baths can be made quickly. All you need is a basin of hot water and a towel to cover it. Tip: Add a drop of menthol or eucalyptus oil, and your nose will be open in no time.
2) Drizzle Mustard Oil
Did you know that mustard oil has antibiotic properties? This is why it is effective against runny nose. The strong aroma of mustard oil relieves symptoms. Method: warm mustard oil until it becomes lukewarm, and put a small amount (1-2 drops) in the nose. Do this once or twice a day.
3) Eat Spicy Food
Eating spicy food can cause an immediate runny nose. What many people do not know, however, is that spicy food also has helps with a runny nose. At first the symptoms will be worse, but eventually the “toxins” will be flushed out and the blockage will be (partially) cleared. So, try adding a little pepper to your diet. The runny nose will soon disappear!
4) Use Salt Water
Using salt water to stop a runny nose? Yes, of course. Add half a tablespoon of table salt to warm distilled water. Gently dab the warm salt water into your nose. You will notice that the mucus thins, and you will be able to breathe easier. What a relief!
5) Use Ginger
Ginger contains many antioxidants that counteract the symptoms of a runny nose. Sprinkle fresh ginger with salt and chew. Do this two to three times a day. You will notice an immediate improvement in your health!
6) Drink Plenty of Water
It is important to drink enough water for colds, at least 2 liters a day. Make sure you are well hydrated before you go to bed. Water dilutes the mucus in the nose, which reduces discomfort.
7) Brew a Cup of Tea
As mentioned above, drinking water is essential when you have a stuffy nose. But did you know that drinking tea is also helpful? Hot tea opens the nasal passages. In addition, adding honey to tea has the extra benefit of soothing the throat.
8) Apply Menthol Ointment
Menthol ointment helps with coughs and helps to open the nostrils through its strong minty scent. Apply it to the chest before going to bed.
9) Keep The Air Moist
When you catch a cold, the dry air makes your nose and throat even drier. This causes the mucous membranes to become inflamed more quickly. For this reason, make sure the indoor space you are in is not too dry. Keeping bedroom humidity above 40% decreases the risk of getting the flu. Open a window or hang a bowl of water on the heater. This will make it easier to maintain humidity.
10) Do Not Blow Too Often
Only blow your nose when showering or steaming from above. It is generally better to pull up gently than to blow your nose. In fact, when you blow your nose, the nasal passages are under a lot of pressure. If it gets damaged, it can become inflamed. And suddenly you have a whole new set of problems.
Runny nose won’t stop? If the runny nose persists for more than 10 days, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
Let us know if these few tips have helped you in the comments below!