Do you have nasal congestion? Is it hard to breathe due to fact that you can’t breathe out of your nose? Nasal congestion is usually caused by an illness, and it can become extremely annoying and uncomfortable. Here are some ways that you can get rid of nasal congestion…
A nasal spray, such as Afrin, will get rid of your nasal congestion almost instantly. You will be able to breathe like new again. The congestion will come back once the nasal spray wears off but it usually lasts for half a day.
There are many types of over the counter medicine that are decongestants and are made to help break up mucus, so it will make your mucus much more movable. Decongestants will reduce the amount of swelling that is occurring in the nose, which will give you more room to breathe air in, and this should allow you to breathe better.
Vapor rub helps with congestion by loosening things up. It is typically used on the chest, but you can put some on your upper lip, so you breathe the smell in. The smell will help open up your sinuses, which will help you breathe better and easier.
Blow your nose
Blowing your nose is really important to do when you are sick or are congested. You have excess mucus in your sinuses that you should try your best to get out.
Saline Nasal Rinse
Saline nasal rinses are designed to flush out your sinuses. You mix a packet of saline solution into the water, which you put into the container that is given. You then put the container’s tip up to your nose and squeeze it. The water will flow into your sinuses and come out of your other nostril. You should do this over a sink because the water will come right out. This will flush excess mucus out and allow you to breathe better.
Some people won’t try this method because they think that it’ll hurt or choke and this isn’t the case. It will not choke you at all and feels nothing like getting water in your nose when you’re swimming or in the shower. Saline nasal rinses do not hurt at all; it actually feels more relieving to have the excess mucus gone. Give it a try!
A humidifier will help you breathe, and it will put more moisture in the air, which may help your throat from drying out from only being able to breathe out of it. Humidifiers will also moisturize your nose, which can allow your mucus to loosen and come out easier.