What to do if a stuffy nose?

When the nose is stuffed, life loses its color. If in this period a lot and work hard, everyday concerns at all can turn into torture. Headaches, fatigue, weakness when cold due to oxygen starvation of the brain. No productivity when nasal congestion it can not go. You need to get rid of this problem.

Often nasal congestion is a side effect of colds, chronic diseases or allergies. Not uncommon this symptom with congenital abnormalities of the nasal septum. In any case, it should be treated.

Because of the influence of advertising or no time to spare, many people go to the pharmacy for drops, bypassing the doctor's office. And who appoints himself the dosage and duration of treatment. But we must not forget that the use of sprays and drops should not be longer than five days. Otherwise there is a risk to get the opposite effect from treatment. In order not to injure the mucous membrane and the nerve endings in the nose, it is recommended to use folk remedies based on herbs.

Herbal decoction. There is a great proven recipe: Linden, chamomile and St. John's wort in equal proportions (1 teaspoon) poured a glass of boiling water and languish in a water bath for 15 minutes. After cooling, the broth is filtered through a triple layer of cheesecloth. This infusion is used for rinsing the nose three times a day. No less effective decoctions of the following fees: chamomile, oregano, sage; mother-and-stepmother, calendula, sage, geranium, peppermint, eucalyptus.

Trituration. Our feet have a direct relation to the health of the nose. So do not neglect friction with the runny nose. Deep warming massage with the use of special tools. For this fit the garlic, horseradish or turpentine, available to everyone. Also a great effect will give a hot foot bath with the addition of mustard or red pepper. These methods are well dispersed blood and relieve swelling of the respiratory tract.

The asterisk. This legendary balm is still relevant. It is unique in that it does not addictive, has no side effects and is recommended even for small children. Using essential oils with strong menthol smell, the Asterisk quickly alleviates symptoms pledged nose. Simply apply it on the wings of the nose. But you should not use a balm in areas with damaged skin. When its burning properties, it can cause some discomfort.

These are the methods of first aid in case of nasal congestion. However, if the symptoms do not disappear after 5 days, you need to go to the doctor. This will help to avoid the neglect of the disease.

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