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How to Get Rid of a Blocked Nose

Change in humidity, change in environment or weather may lead to nasal congestion, here are a few ways of dealing with that

How long does a blocked nose last?


If your nasal congestion is from a cold or flu, it will likely last as long your cold or flu (anywhere from five to 10 days) or even longer. If your nasal congestion is the result of allergies, it may last longer, depending on your exposure to that particular allergen.


Does blowing your nose help get rid of a cold?


Blowing your nose to alleviate stuffiness may be second nature, but some people argue it does no good, reversing the flow of mucus into the sinuses and slowing the drainage. Counterintuitive, perhaps, but research shows it to be true. To test the notion, Dr.


Nasal congestion

Also called: Stuffy nose


How do you sleep with a blocked nose?


How to sleep with a stuffy nose

  1. Prop your head up with extra pillows. 
  2. Try bedding covers. 
  3. Place a humidifier in your room. 
  4. Use nasal saline rinse or spray. 
  5. Run an air filter. 
  6. Wear a nasal strip during sleep. 
  7. Drink plenty of water, but avoid alcohol. 
  8. Take your allergy medicine at night.


How can I unblock my nose naturally?


9 Ways to Naturally Clear Up Your Congestion

  1. Humidifier.
  2. Steam.
  3. Saline spray.
  4. Neti pot.
  5. Compress.
  6. Herbs and spices.
  7. Elevated head.
  8. Essential oils.


SELF-TREATMENT

Using a humidifier at home and rinsing the inside of the nose with saline solution may help to relieve congestion. If symptoms are allergy-related, taking an antihistamine may also help.


SEEKING MEDICAL CARE

See a doctor immediately if you

Notice clear, watery nasal discharge after a head injury

Have difficulty breathing

Feel your sinus pain getting worse


Make an appointment to see a doctor if you

Are congested longer than 10 days

Have a baby younger than 2 months old with a fever

Develop greenish discharge, fever and sinus pain

Notice blood-tinged discharge. 


Source References 

https://www.nytimes.com

https://vicks.com › en-us

https://www.healthline.com

https://www.insider.com

Mayo Clinic and others.

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