7 Easy Ways To Relieve A Blocked Nose

7 Easy Ways To Relieve A Blocked Nose

7 Easy Ways To Relieve A Blocked Nose


by Divyata Raut



Health  | 
September 19, 2017


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    What is a blocked nose?

    A blocked nose is commonly accompanied by colds. The discomfort is caused by blocked nasal passages due to the inflammation of our blood vessels. Having a clogged nose makes breathing so uncomfortable to the extent that it keeps you awake at night! Click through to find out how to give yourself some much-needed relief.

    Photo: Tookapic / www.pexels.com

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  • Take a hot shower

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    Take a hot shower

    The moisture in the hot steam helps greatly with the decongestion of your nasal pipes. The hot steam also thins out your mucus giving you the chance to finally get rid of some mucus when you blow your nose after a nice and warm shower. Alternatively, you can heat up some water in a pot and put your head over it, placing a towel over your head. Inhaling the hot steam will give you the same relief. But be careful not to burn your face!

    Photo: Tookapic / www.pexels.com

    Read more

  • Massage sinuses

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    Massage sinuses

    Place your fingers on either side of your nose, where your nose connects to your cheek. Apply some pressure to these points to decongest your nasal passage. Instant relief!

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  • Stay hydrated

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    Stay hydrated

    Up your water intake to keep yourself hydrated. This thins out the thick mucus, hence making it easier for you to blow your nose for better comfort.

    Photo: Katii Bishop / www.pexels.com

    Read more

  • Drink clear hot liquid

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    Drink clear hot liquid

    Steer clear from cold drinks and sip on hot or warm liquids as they help to break down the mucus in your nasal passages, opening up your congested airways.

    Photo: Tirachard Kumtanom / www.pexels.com

    Read more

  • Drain it out

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    Drain it out

    Use a neti pot to physically drain out your congestions. Fill the kettle shaped bottle with clean water and face your head towards the sink. Place the tip of the spout in one nostril and tilt your head until the water enters your nostril. It will subsequently come out of the other nostril, literally draining out your sinus. Repeat the same from the other nostril. Be sure to use distilled water or boil your tap water to decrease the chances of bacteria entering your nose.

    Photo: Wayne Evans / www.pexels.com

    Read more

  • Sleep with elevation

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    Sleep with elevation

    Sleeping straight without an angle will make you feel suffocated. Instead, place a few pillows to prop you up so that you will find it much easier to breathe. This angle of elevation will coax your mucus to flow out of your nasal passages, giving you much relief.

    Photo: Mary Whitney / www.pexels.com

    Read more

  • No Dairy

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    No Dairy

    Avoid items with dairy at all costs as it will increase the production of mucus, making your blocked nose even worse!

    Photo: ponce_photography / www.pexels.com

    (Also read: 5 Ways To Beat A Cold) 

    Read more


What is a blocked nose?

A blocked nose is commonly accompanied by colds. The discomfort is caused by blocked nasal passages due to the inflammation of our blood vessels. Having a clogged nose makes breathing so uncomfortable to the extent that it keeps you awake at night! Click through to find out how to give yourself some much-needed relief.
Photo: Tookapic / www.pexels.com

Take a hot shower

The moisture in the hot steam helps greatly with the decongestion of your nasal pipes. The hot steam also thins out your mucus giving you the chance to finally get rid of some mucus when you blow your nose after a nice and warm shower. Alternatively, you can heat up some water in a pot and put your head over it, placing a towel over your head. Inhaling the hot steam will give you the same relief. But be careful not to burn your face!
Photo: Tookapic / www.pexels.com

Massage sinuses

Place your fingers on either side of your nose, where your nose connects to your cheek. Apply some pressure to these points to decongest your nasal passage. Instant relief!
Photo: Pixabay / www.pexels.com

Stay hydrated

Up your water intake to keep yourself hydrated. This thins out the thick mucus, hence making it easier for you to blow your nose for better comfort.
Photo: Katii Bishop / www.pexels.com

Drink clear hot liquid

Steer clear from cold drinks and sip on hot or warm liquids as they help to break down the mucus in your nasal passages, opening up your congested airways.
Photo: Tirachard Kumtanom / www.pexels.com

Drain it out

Use a neti pot to physically drain out your congestions. Fill the kettle shaped bottle with clean water and face your head towards the sink. Place the tip of the spout in one nostril and tilt your head until the water enters your nostril. It will subsequently come out of the other nostril, literally draining out your sinus. Repeat the same from the other nostril. Be sure to use distilled water or boil your tap water to decrease the chances of bacteria entering your nose.
Photo: Wayne Evans / www.pexels.com

Sleep with elevation

Sleeping straight without an angle will make you feel suffocated. Instead, place a few pillows to prop you up so that you will find it much easier to breathe. This angle of elevation will coax your mucus to flow out of your nasal passages, giving you much relief.
Photo: Mary Whitney / www.pexels.com

No Dairy

Avoid items with dairy at all costs as it will increase the production of mucus, making your blocked nose even worse!
Photo: ponce_photography / www.pexels.com
(Also read: 5 Ways To Beat A Cold)