There’s nothing more annoying than not being able to breathe properly. People living with seasonal allergies know this all to well. You may sometimes feel like there isn’t be enough tissue and nasal decongestants in the world to clear up your fussy nose!
In all truth, your body does a better job at making you healthy again than any product you can buy at the pharmacy. Decongestants only delay congestion meaning that they cause rebound aggravation, which you perpetually try in vain to delay with more pharmaceuticals.
Mucus is not always your enemy: stuffy noses are often caused by allergies, colds, exposure to airborne chemicals or sinus infections. All these things irritate the nasal lining, which in turn causes inflammation and swelling. Blowing your nose harder only causes more swelling, because mucus has a very little role in how unpleasant you’re feeling.
Here are a few home remedies for nasal congestion that will actually give you relief:
1. Make Your Own Saline Spray
Making your own saline spray is easy and cost-effective. All you need is 2 teaspoons of sea salt and ½ cup of hot water. Boil it until the salt dissolves, let it cool and pour the solution in a squirt bottle. This mixture moisturizes the nasal cavity, thins out thick mucus and shrinks swollen tissue by drawing out water. It also cannot cause rebound congestion because it doesn’t affect the production of mucous.