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5 Ways to Solve a Stubborn Stuffy Nose

5 Ways to Solve a Stubborn Stuffy Nose

  • Aaron Dunham

Chances are, you’ve had a stuffy nose at least once in your life. Being unable to breathe properly through your nose, feeling an incessant pressure on your face, and struggling to clear out the built-up mucus causing it all is quite frustrating. It’s one thing to deal with nasal congestion for a few minutes, but it’s another experience altogether to grapple with one for hours or days.

A persistent stuffy nose is also an important health concern. According to the International Journal of General Medicine, “nasal congestion, which may be described as fullness, obstruction, reduced airflow, or being ‘stuffed up,’ is a commonly encountered symptom in clinical practice.” Due to its pervasiveness, the medical journal urges health professionals to find remedies for stuffy noses. The authors of the piece urge readers: “Given the high prevalence and significant social and economic burden of nasal congestion...there continues to be a significant unmet medical need for effective treatment options for this condition.” While it may seem like a relatively simple symptom, a stubborn stuffy nose is a daily annoyance and health issue that merits attention.

At Clear Revive, we care about improving our customers’ quality of life, one stuffy nose at a time. That’s why we’ve compiled the following list of five ways to remedy nasal congestion. Read on to learn how you can solve your stubborn stuffy nose.

1. Take a hot shower.

Breathing in hot steam and rinsing your face with warm water can help relieve sinus pressure and encourage your nose to run, lessening the stuffy feeling. Plus, a hot shower is often relaxing and enjoyable, taking your mind off of your discomfort.

2. Use a humidifier.

As Everyday Health explains, “when the air you breathe is too dry, the mucus in your nose and sinuses won’t flow properly and your sinuses won’t drain as well as they should. Congestion can then lead to sinus pain and sinusitis [sinus swelling]. Sinusitis experts agree that adding humidity to the air with a humidifier is generally good for sinus health.” If dry air or nasal dryness contributes to your stuffy nose, a humidifier might be the key to relieving your congestion.

3. Drink plenty of water.

Just as circulating more moisture in the air with a humidifier can help a stuffy nose, keeping your body well-hydrated may also help relieve this symptom from within.

4. Keep your head propped up.

If you suffer from nasal congestion due to allergies, a cold, or another condition, you may also feel tired. While rest is important, the position you sleep in could actually contribute to your stuffy nose. In contrast, adjusting the way you doze could help you clear up your congestion. Healthline recommends “sleeping with your head elevated” in order to “help drain mucus and relieve sinus pressure.” Practically speaking, when you have a stuffy nose, Healthline advises that you “lay on your back and use an extra pillow to prop up your head.”

5. Try Clear Revive nasal spray.

Our all-natural, non-medicated nasal spray combines peppermint essential oil, grapefruit seed, extract, organic eucalyptus essential oil, and menthol to hydrate, comfort, and clear out the nose. Clear Revive’s innovative formula, pre-mixed for your convenience, can loosen your mucus and soothe your nasal tissue to help straighten out your stuffy nose. We also have a Clear Revive Kids! formula to help little ones who suffer from nasal congestion.

Are You Struggling with a Stubborn Stuffy Nose?

You shouldn’t have to! Clear Revive wants to help you breathe freely. Find us in CVS stores around the US and Amazon. Click here to order some today!

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