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What to Do When a runny nose and Stuffy

Jakarta, Disorders of the most excruciating when a cold is a runny nose or watery, and nasal congestion when the mucus is too thick. If you’re having one of them, do not panic because a lot of ways you can do to ease it.

One of them is to multiply the drinking water to keep moisture from the tissue around the sinuses and nose. Water content sufficient to prevent an infection, or if there is infection it will not keep his condition worsened.

Also, avoid the triggers as well as sometimes a runny nose and congestion is just an allergic reaction to certain materials such as dust, dirt, animal dander and pollen of flowers. Use allergy medications if it is not possible to avoid it.

The rest, runny nose and nasal congestion must be addressed in a different way. Runny nose is relatively easy to overcome, while nasal congestion a bit more difficult because they have to thin the mucus in advance to be more easily removed.

To cope with a runny nose, do the following as quoted from RealAge, on Tuesday (15/03/2011).

1. Remove slowly
Dispose of excess mucus by gently so as not to cause excessive pressure on the eardrum. Do it as often as possible, if the skin is broken nose because it is often pressed with a finger, apply petroleum jelly or baby’s skin moisturizer.

2. Use allergy
If that is triggered by allergies and it is impossible to avoid the triggers, use allergy. Sometimes allergy medications also can relieve colds from flu, non-allergic rhinitis and sinusitis.

Meanwhile, nasal congestion can be overcome with more or less the same way with a runny nose, only because the mucus is thicker then the more difficult is issued.

1. Steam inhaled menthol
Hot water alone is enough to generate steam that can ease the swelling of mucous membranes in the nose so that production and decreased mucus viscosity. Although not much scientific evidence, empirical evidence shows that the addition of menthol aroma and can eucaliptus strengthen the effect.

2. Perform light exercise
If not accompanied by fever and still have little power, do moderate exercise. Physical activity triggers the release of adrenaline that will ease the swelling of mucous membrane that produces mucus in the respiratory tract.

3. Use lozenges
Decongestants or lozenges work by overcoming mucosal swelling and blood vessels that obstruct breathing, although the effect is only temporary. Do not use more than 3 days because if too much it will exacerbate the production of mucus in the nose.

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