Nose Allergy Signs & Home Remedy. Causes of Common Allergies and Symptoms Of Childhood Nose Allergies.
Stuffy nose allergies are not fun. Your nose drips and you're going through a box of tissues each day. Not to mention your nose is red and burning. You're in need of some allergy symptom relief.
Some think that your nose is producing too much mucus but the real truth is it's caused by inflamed blood vessels in the sinuses and nasal septum. Sinus infection symptoms can mimic this as well. Nose polyps can also become irritated.
Here are some easy ways to give yourself relief from your stuffy nose allergy:
Humidifiers moisten the sinuses and mucus membranes. Put a humidifier in your room. You can also add a couple drops of Tea Tree oil in the process.
Give your sinuses a good blast of steam with a hot shower. You can also take a pot of hot steamy water and place your face over it while breathing in the steam. Cover your head with a towel and add in a couple drops of Tea Tree oil while taking long deep breathes.
Staying hydrated is a good way to keep your nasal passages cleaned out. Also try warm tea and/or soup.
Saline sprays can help increase moisture in your nose and keep things moving along. Talk to your doctor before using saline sprays with decongestants.
NeilMed Sinus Rinse (nasal lavage) - I prefer this to the Neti Pot. Your squirt the water up the less clogged nostril and "stuff" comes out the other side. Be sure to NOT use this method if both nostrils are clogged. Do this at the first sign of your nose allergy to flush out allergens.
Warm Compress - Nothing new here. Simply put warm water on a wash cloth, lie down, and place the cloth on your forehead. The warmth can provide comfort from nasal pain.
Decongestants - I recommend these only as a last resort. Decongestants can be nasal spray such as Sinex and Afrin. Pills include Sudafed. You may want to try an alternative allergy treatment first.
Antihistamines or Allergy Medicine - As a last resort. Using an antihistamine and a decongestant can relieve the sinus pressure and swelling but may make matters worse if used incorrectly or for too long.
Bromelain - Might be beneficial and help reduce swelling in the nasal passages. Be sure to talk with your doctor before taking bromelain as it may interfere with other medications.
Use Spices - Consider adding some hot peppers, horseradish, or wasabi to your meals as they may help clear up your sinuses.
Clean Up - A wet rag can do wonders by keeping home allergens down. Wipe down the floors, furniture, counter tops, ceiling fans, and under the sofa and chairs. Be sure your vacuum has a good HEPA filter. Check the pollen alert in your area.
Don't Grab The Antibiotics Right Away - Many allergens or infections of your sinuses are not bacterial. Over-use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance.
When To See Your Doctor - If sinus pain or symptoms last more than a week or you have a fever. Make an appointment with your doctor or an ear, nose and throat specialist.
A stuffy nose allergy can first be treated with natural home remedies. The best allergy medication (natural) can be found in your home. But, if symptoms persist it's best to check with your health care professional.
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