How to decongest your nose?
When your nose is stuffy, it's not pleasant at all. Because of a stuffy nose, you have difficulty breathing and talk funny, and when you try to blow it out, often nothing comes out onto the handkerchief. How to decongest your nose?
It’s even more complicated with children. Due to the inconvenience, they become tearful and irritable, which further complicates the problem. A stuffy nose in children is an obstacle for sleeping, as well as for regular fluid intake, because it makes swallowing difficult. In addition, young children should not use all medications because they are not suitable for them. That is why parents are especially worried, because they are afraid that they will not be able to help their little ones.
What happens in the nose when it is blocked
The nose can be blocked due to accumulated mucus that blocks the airways and makes it difficult to breathe. The accumulation of thick mucus most often occurs due to viral respiratory infections.
Although sometimes there is no mucus, the nose can still be stuffy. The reason for this is inflamed and swollen blood vessels in the sinuses, which makes the airways less passable, so the nose is blocked. The most common causes are allergies or sinusitis (sinus infection).
How to decongest your nose naturally
There are natural ways to decongest your nose. Some of them, such as natural inhalation, are very pleasant and completely safe for both children and adults.
Inhalation with essential oils of lavender, mint and eucalyptus is one of the most effective ways to facilitate breathing, when a stuffy nose is involved. Inhalation of these essential oils is most effective when they are applied simultaneously.
They very successfully clear the nose with viral infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis. In addition, inhalation reduces the symptoms of runny nose, sore throat and cough.
Eucalyptus essential oil successfully clears the nose, further relieving headaches. In addition, it stimulates expectoration and acts anti-inflammatory as a strong antiviral agent.
Peppermint essential oil has been used as a medicine since ancient times. It is very effective in the treatment of nasal congestion and for coughing. Mint helps to relax muscles, reduces headaches, coughs, tension and hoarseness. It is very often used to reduce allergy symptoms.
Lavender essential oil in addition to decongesting the nose, very successfully soothes cough. It is characterized by strong antibacterial and antiviral action. With its calming effect, it has a beneficial effect on the quality of sleep, the nervous and muscular system. Lavender also prevents skin and mucous membrane infections and accelerates tissue regeneration.
How to decongest your nose without drops
Therapy with essential oils in the form of natural inhalation can be applied very simply, with the help of a practical and unique Spiranto patch, which contains eucalyptus, mint and lavender oils.
This therapy is especially practical for use in children, but also in adults, because it does not require staying in one place for the inhalation. The patch simply sticks to the wardrobe or pajamas during the night, and its effect lasts as long as 8 hours.
Viral infection and stuffy nose
One of the most common and almost unavoidable symptoms of viral respiratory infections is a stuffy nose.
As there are a lot of viruses, children who do not have sufficiently developed immunity, and live in collectives such as kindergartens, schools, daycares, are very easily infected. New viruses that cause respiratory problems are also appearing more and more often.
Allergy and stuffy nose
Allergic rhinitis most often occurs during the flowering season of trees, grasses and weeds, but it can also be caused by other allergens – dog or cat hair, house dust, mites…
It usually develops after several years of exposure to the allergen. A stuffy nose is one of the most pronounced symptoms, among others: sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, coughing, watery, swollen, and sensitive eyes.
Useful tips – how to decongest your nose
Elevate your head while sleeping. When your nose is stuffy, it is best to sleep on an elevated pillow surface. That way, it is easier to release mucus from the sinuses, so breathing will be easier. Do not do this for babies.
Take fluids. Regular fluid intake helps break down and expel the thick mucus that builds up in the nose.
Clean and empty your nose regularly. If your child is old enough, try teaching them how to blow their nose.
Inhale using essential oils of eucalyptus, mint and lavender. Spiranto patches are very practical and easy to apply. They are safe for all children older than two.