stuffy-noseOne of the most common problems that people face is nasal congestion which is also known as stuffy nose. It is very annoying to have stuffy nose and if you don’t know how to get rid of it, you may end up in high disturbance, discomfort and headache. The most common reason for developing stuffy nose is allergy but it can also be caused by viral infections like cold flu.

Ways to stop stuffy nose:

There are many simple home remedies and tips that you can try to get rid of stuffy nose.

Nasal Irrigation:

It is slightly uncomfortable but very effective way to treat stuffy nose. Take a glass of warm water and add one teaspoon of salt. Use a dropper to put few drops of this salt solution in your nose. Inhale the water droplet deep into nostril and repeat this procedure. In the end blow your nose to remove any water in the nose.

Consume more fluids:

Another way to treat stuffy nose problem is to increase fluid intake. Take at least 8 glasses of water daily. Include fruit juice in your daily diet. Excess liquid consumption make it easier to remove mucus.

Vapor inhalation:

Vapor inhalation is an effective way to treat stuffy nose. Boil a bowl of water and inhale the steam. You can add few drops of mint oil or orange oil to get quick relief. Eucalyptus oil could also be used with steaming water. You can also inhale vapors of vicks vaporub.

Spicy Food:

Spicy food causes runny nose so you can try spicy foods to turn stuffy nose into runny nose. Spicy dishes not only provide nutrients, but the heat from spices help to get relief from stuffy nose.


Peppermint is very beneficial to treat stuffy nose problem. You can take peppermint tea to tackle stuffy nose.

Breathing exercise:

Breathing exercise could also be beneficial to get relief from stuffy nose. Breathing exercise come handy at time when you don’t have anything near you to treat stuffy nose. Hold your breath and walk. Keep a hold on your breath until you feel string feel to do so.

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hold an engineering degree in chemical but his area of interest is blogging. Ramnivas authors the site where he writes about health and fitness related topics

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Posted on: 19.11.2013 12:28

Stuffy nose is a popular discomfort for many people. Recommendations of home or natural remedies in this article will benefit many patients. Prescribed drugs usually have some side effects.


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