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What home remedies can help relieve a BLOCKED NOSE?

 

Nasal congestion or a blocked nose is one of the most annoying symptoms of a cold. Using the home remedies listed below can help clear up your nasal passage and can be used in combination with medical treatments that help relieve nasal congestion, so you can breathe freely. Home remedies that can help clear your nasal passage include:

1. Keeping your nasal passage wet and moist by:
    ·  Inhaling steam in a long, hot shower or putting your head over a bowl of hot water1,2
    ·  Avoiding cool and dry air1   
2. Sleeping with your head and shoulders slightly elevated to promote drainage1

If you're looking for a treatment for nasal congestion, Otrivin Nasal Spray and Drops have a range of medicated and non-medicated products you can choose from.

1 Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Treatment & Management. Medscape. Available from https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/302460-treatment#showall (Accessed 10 July 2018).

2 Common cold - Management. NICE CKS. Available from https://cks.nice.org.uk/common¬cold#!scenorio (Accessed 10 July 2018).

 

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