Runny or Stuffy Nose & Nasal Congestion Remedies

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Treatments for Nasal Problems

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Nasal Congestions, runny and stuffy noses

Remedies, cure & relief from runny or stuffy nose & nasal congestions:

For Stuffy Noses:

1. Steam away stuffiness. For temporary relief, take a hot shower.
2. Exercise, as it acts like a natural decongestant by releasing adrenaline, which narrows swollen blood vessels.
3. Nasal decongestant sprays may provide temporary relief, but if you use it for more than 3 days, it can increase stuffiness. Don't overdo it.
4. Consider a decongestant/antihistamine combination. Some studies sugest that these combo medications may relieve congestion, but always consult your doctor about this first.

For Runny Noses:

1. Blow gently and often. For chapped nostrils, apply some petroleum jelly.
2. Try an antihistamine, only if your symptoms are caused by allergies.
3. Consider a decongestant/antihistamine combination if your symptoms are making you uncomfortable.
4. To avoid spreading and picking up germs, wash your hands well and use tissues instead of a hankies.

Some Important tips to prevent nasal congestion:

1. Drink plenty of fluids. It keeps the lining of the nose and sinuses moise and less susceptible to infection.

2. Use a humidifier to keep the air and your nose moist. Make sure your humidifer is fungus-free.

3. Avoid irritants like smoke, dust, pollen and animal hair.

4. Consider using vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies.

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