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Simple Methods Of Treating Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion can be a source of annoyance because of its effect on basic functions like breathing and sleeping. Nasal congestion can result from many conditions that trigger inflammation of the blood vessels in the sinuses. These blood vessels are a part of a system with valves that open and close. When an irritant like a virus stimulates the nasal passages, the nervous system opens the valves. This allows an increase in blood flow, which causes swelling in the nasal passages, triggering congestion.

There are nasal congestion cures out there. Individuals need to embrace treatments such as nasal sprays for congestion, as well as neti pots. Some individuals may need to take congestion medication to help get rid of the clogged feeling in their sinuses as well.

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Use An Air Humidifier

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A few days of nasal congestion can leave an individual's airways feeling dry and sore. Individuals can use an air humidifier to add moisture to the air. This can provide them with some relief from congested sinuses. Adding moisture to the air is especially important during the winter because the air in our homes is usually very dry from heating systems and cold air. An air humidifier is an effective way to relieve congestion and the sinus pain it causes. These machines convert water to moisture, which it then releases into the air. The extra humidity hydrates and soothes dry nasal passages and inflamed blood vessels. They also help thin mucus, break up congestion, and drain the nose of fluid. 

Individuals should keep a humidifier in the room where they spend most of their time. Many individuals choose their bedroom at night to maintain a humid climate. Air humidifiers can produce a warm or cool mist. They are both equally effective, but the cool-mist humidifier is safer for children because there is no risk of accidental burns. It is also essential to keep the machine clean to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria.

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