It Is commonly a stuffed up feeling of the nose. It is caused when the membrane lining in our nasal passage become very inflamed or irritated. In this condition, they start making more mucus so that they can flush out or remove the irritants or the allergens.
Causes of Nasal Congestion:
- General cold is the most common of all reasons
- Flu is a very common cause.
- Allergies, pollens, cigarette smoke, are the very important cause.
Symptoms of Stuffy Nose:
Facial pain occurs because the air which is trapped puts some pressure on the membranes of the sinus.
Headaches are the very common symptom.
The secretion from the nose is very common; this secretion is thick yellowish or greenish.
Bad breath can also occur.
Itching in the eyes is a symptom.
Sneezing is very common.
Fever can also occur.
Sore throat and cough can also occur.
The sense of smell is decreased.
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Important Suggestions for Nasal Congestion:
Place a warm towel on the face; it can be useful to remove the discomfort in the nose.It can help to open the stuffed nose.
If a small child is unable to breathe due to the problem of nasal congestion, use a nasal spray, you can also use homoeopathic remedies after consulting a physician.
Important Confirmatory Tests:
Allergy tests can be useful.
X-Rays can be useful in case of chronic Rhinitis.
Coronal CT scan image of the sinuses can be very useful and helpful.
Nasal cytology can be done.
General Homoeopathic Medicines for Nasal Congestion:
Take Sinocin drops of New Life company 10 drops in half cup of water three times a day.
Put Nosoline drops of Wheezel company 2 drops in both your nostrils two times a day.
Stay hydrated and drink lots of warm drinks like soups.
Apply moist heat by holding the wet warm towel on your nose; this can help to open sinus.
Consult your homoeopathic physician.
Garlic has antifungal as well as antiviral properties, it can help in fighting the respiratory infections, so drink boiled garlic cloves mixed with some turmeric powder.
Add one tablespoon of the carom or ajwain seeds in some boiling water, inhale the steam.
Inhale the steam after putting few drops of peppermint essential oil to some boiling water.
Put some drops of eucalyptus essential oil on your handkerchief and inhale the aroma of this.
Drinking ginger tea can do wonders for nasal congestion that is caused by common cold.It can stimulate the nerves.
You can drink lots of hot vegetable soups as well as chicken noodle soups to relieve your throat.
Take multivitamins regularly to relieve yourself from the cold and sinuses.
Dos for Nasal Congestion:
Drink lots of fluids including water; this will help in thinning the mucus.
Breathe in some steam.
Take a nasal spray.
Dont’s for Nasal Congestion:
Do not swim in the chlorinated pools; they will irritate the nose and the nasal passages.
Do not smoke, if you avoid smoking, it will increase the pace of treatment.