Runny or stuffy nose (rhinorrhea) is the most common symptom that occurs from cold, allergies, infection, inflammation and dirty around. The specialist has identified that bacteria, meals, sleep, stress, and even emotion can be the causes of runny nose. A runny nose is really annoying condition that may further occur headaches and other brain disease. When your nose is getting stuffed and sneeze you also become stuck with it.
So, How to get rid of runny nose? Let’s jump to find out the answers.
How to Get Rid Of a Runny Nose Fast Using Home Remedies
1. Steam yourself
The fast and effective remedy for runny nose is steam yourself by taking a warm bath. After having a shower, stay in the bathroom for sometime until steam remain. Warm bath gives instant comfort to soothe a runny nose.
2. Humidify your bedroom
Humidifying bed room is the best approach to treat runny nose. If it’s possible invest a humidifier in the bedroom. Humidifier helps to add moisture to the air in room environment that makes mucus thinner. If you can’t manage humidifier, then close the door after having steam shower. That makes your room steam.
3. Salt water gargle
Salt water is a simple and easiest remedy to get rid of a runny nose. Just take warm water in small bowl. Add a little pinch of salt and combine it. First, gargle with the salt water for a couple of minutes. Afterward, wash the nostrils with the solution. That helps to clear out the toxins from the nose. Do it several times throughout the day.
4. Herbal tea
Herbal tea really works excellent for runny nose. I’ve tested one more herbal tea on my own. Among them, ginger tea is the best one. Let’s prepare it. Take few fresh slices of ginger and boil them for 5-7 minutes with a mug of water. You can put a cinnamon stick to add a pleasant aroma. Take a tea bag in a mug with necessary sugar. Pour the flavored water in a tea mug and enjoy the greatest herbal tea after adding a little lemon extract.
5. Mustard oil
Mustard oil is pretty simple but effective remedy for getting rid of a runny nose. You can take the pleasure of mustard oil in many ways. Take ½ cup boiled vapor water and add 2 tbsp oil in it. Then inhale the vapor with long breaths. Do it several times throughout the day.
6. Chew raw ginger
Chewing raw ginger really soothes runny nose quickly. Take a fresh ginger and squeeze it. Chew all with salt. Take as much as you can. Garlic is well known for its lot of health benefits.
7. Cinnamon with honey
Cinnamon with honey is an effective natural healer of runny nose. Take 2 tbsp honey in a cup. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder in it. Now, add quarter spoon lemon juice in it. You are adding lemon because lemon is great fruit full with vitamin C including some anti- bacterial agents that have cold healing power.
How to Get Rid Of Runny Nose Using Over the Counter Medications
Most of the time runny noses get cured naturally. In cases, if they become persistent and prone to stay long time then you can seek medical help. Your runny nose healing treatment may start with-
8. Oral decongestants
They are basically oral pills, syrup and pseudoephedrine (Example- Contac Cold and Flu, Dristan, Sinutab, and Sudafed Congestion). These medications may have some side effects. Consult with your physician.
9. Nasal spray decongestants
This type of medication is used to the membranes in the nasal passage. (Example- Oxymetazoline and Phenylephrine)
You may further prescribe Antihistamines and diphenhydramine to get rid of a runny nose.