Clogged Nose – Remedy and Medicine For A Clogged Nose

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How to clear a clogged nose? Here are some tips!

CLOGGED NOSE – These are the different potential causes of a clogged nose and some tips to remedy this condition.

Nasal congestion or clogged nose is the result of inflamed blood vessels in the sinuses. This can be frustrating as it can affect a person’s day-to-day life. It also comes with a head that feels heavy and you’re finding it difficult to breathe.

Clogged Nose
Photo lifted from ENT Specialists North Florida

The body’s initial reaction to dust, an allergen, or a virus is to create an immune response which can lead to inflammation. And this inflammation may also be accompanied by a mucus buildup.

It lasts from five to 10 days and sometimes, it can even last longer than this period. Factors like cold, flu, allergies and sinus infection are the common causes of nasal congestion.

But this is generally easy to be remedied. There are several ways and such include steaming from a hot shower or hot cup of tea, chicken soup, decongestants, and using a vaporizer or humidifier.

Antihistamines may also help by easing the symptoms of allergy and nasal sprays or saline spray to get rid of the stuffiness. And most importantly, drink a lot of fluids. Water is most effective in draining your nose.

According to a post from Mayo Clinic, these are the causes:

  1. Acute sinusitis (nasal and sinus infection)
  2. Alcohol
  3. Allergies
  4. Chronic sinusitis
  5. Churg-Strauss syndrome
  6. Common cold
  7. Decongestant nasal spray overuse
  8. Deviated septum
  9. Dry air
  10. Enlarged adenoids
  11. Food, especially spicy dishes
  12. Foreign body in the nose
  13. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s granulomatosis)
  14. Hormonal changes
  15. Influenza (flu)
  16. Medications, such as those used to treat high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, depression, seizures, and other conditions
  17. Nasal polyps
  18. Nonallergic rhinitis (chronic congestion or sneezing not related to allergies)
  19. Occupational asthma
  20. Pregnancy
  21. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  22. Sleep apnea
  23. Stress
  24. Thyroid disorders
  25. Tobacco smoke

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