Having a stuffed up nose is no fun. It makes it very hard to breath and can be overall be very annoying. There are many things that you can do to get rid of a stuffy nose that you may not know of. Here are some ways that you can clear a stuffy nose.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for the common cold. However, there are things that you can do to clear your nose. The first thing you can do is to inhale steam. Take a bowl and fill it halfway full with water. You want to make sure that the water is boiling. Next you want to place your face above the bowl. Take a towel and put it over your head so that it traps the steam inside. Then you want start by breathing through your mouth. Then when your nose becomes clearer you can start breathing in with your nose. The steam will break down the congestion in your nose and it will become easier to breathe. You should do this for three to four minutes. You can repeat this as many times as you like. This is one of the most effective ways to clear a stuffy nose. To make it even more effective you can add eucalyptus oil. This oil breaks down the mucus that is in your nose. Make sure that when you are using the bowl full of boiling water that you do not place your face into the bowl. You do not need to do this to get the affect and you can cause yourself harm by doing this.
Another way to clear a stuffy nose is to go into the bathroom and turning on the shower. Make sure that the door is shut. This will allow the room to get steamy and help with your stuffy nose. This also helps break down the mucus that is in your nose. This is best done in a small bathroom. Make sure the windows are closed as well so that the room fills with the steam. Stay in the bathroom for a few minutes until you are no longer congested.
Another way to get rid of a stuffy nose is to use over the counter vapor rub. One of these rubs that is great to use is by the brand Vicks. You should rub a good of this on your chest. This will also break down the mucus. It should work within a few minutes of applying this rub to your chest.
If you go to your local pharmacy you can also pick up something that will help with your stuffy nose. Decongestants can help clear up a stuffy nose. Be careful using these too much because they can actually worsen congestion if you use them too many days in a row.
Having a stuffy nose is very troubling and sometimes unbearable. It can make it hard to breathe. However, by using these tips you will be well on your way to being congestion free.