How to decongest your nose?
Decongest your nose
5 Tips for your stuffy nose
If you spend time trying to clear your nostrils with a tissue in one hand and a decongestant spray in the other, you may be suffering from inflammation, infection, deviation, polyps or a serious illness.
Have you thought it through? Here are some tips to help you see (and breathe better):
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Stuffy Nose Irritation
Pollen allergy, excessive use of decongestant nasal sprays, or dry air can irritate and inflame the mucous membranes of the nose.
As a result, you spend days blowing your nose.
See a doctor to discuss allergies and get treatment, avoid using sprays for more than three days in a row, and opt for saline solutions to rewet the inside of the nostrils.
Blocked Nose Infections
One of the most common causes of nose irritation is viral infection.
But sometimes we forget that the cause can be related to bacteria or fungi.
Some people confuse sinusitis symptoms (headaches, facial pain and pressure, loss of smell) with an allergy or a cold.
See your doctor if symptoms persist after ten days, if pain increases sharply, or if you have a fever.
A partitioning problem
If you were breathing well before and suddenly one side becomes blocked, you may have a deviated nasal septum due to trauma or a birth defect.
If this problem prevents you from breathing properly, surgery will be necessary to correct it.
Its name is not glamorous, but polyps are not dangerous. They are non-cancerous growths that invade the nostrils or sinuses and block breathing.
They appear when an allergy or inflammation is not treated. Your doctor can prescribe the appropriate medication or refer you for surgery.
It's very rare, says the American site Reader's Digest, but it can happen. Some tumors can manifest themselves in the same way as an allergy or a sinus infection.
If you notice symptoms that bother you for several weeks, or a sudden change that worries you, don't hesitate to talk to a doctor.