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|How to cure a runny nose at home|
How to Get Rid of a Runny Nose
Best Ways to Get Rid of a Runny Nose Fast at Home
1 - Determine the cause of the snot from the nose
Determine the reason why you have a runny nose to get the most effective treatment. If you understand why your nose is leaky you can suit your response for effective treatment. Basic causes of runny noses, and potential cures, include:
Allergies: Take an over the counter antihistamine.
Cold/Sickness: Manage symptoms with steam and decongestants. See a doctor if symptoms worsen or last longer than 48 hours.
Clogging: Blow your nose and try and clear the irritant.
Stress/Lifestyle choices: Get plenty of sleep and relax for a night. Manage symptoms until gone.
2 - Salt water
Salt water is among the most helpful treatment you can think of when having a running nose. The salt water will get rid of the irritants in your nasal passage as well as make the mucus thinner and easier to expel.
You need a mixture of warm water and half tablespoon of salt. Then, drop the liquid slowly into your nostrils with your head tilted back. Inhale the salt water so that it can deeply clean your nasal passage.
Note: Remember to repeat the process a few times a day.
3 - Steam
Steam is a versatile remedy that can be used to treat nasal problems. It helps to clear out excess mucus which causes runny nose and sneezing, along with irritation.
Add few drops of eucalyptus oil or menthol oil into a bowl of hot water.
Drape a towel over your head and inhale the steam for about 10 minutes.
Blow your nose to clear the mucus.
Repeat 3 – 4 times a day.
For more effectiveness, add few drops mint leaves, ginger slices or few drops of any essential oil like camphor, pine oil, thymol or others.
Note: Regular hot water showering or bathing can also help.
4 - Clean out your nose regularly.
When your nose is runny, blow it through. The best way to handle a runny nose is to remove the fluid. If you do not manage to get the irritant out of your nostrils, try a neti pod (detailed below) or other nasal irrigation product!
5 - Mustard Oil
The antibiotic, antiviral and antihistamine properties contained in mustard oil will for sure give you the instant relief from your irritating runny nose.
For mustard oil, you will need to boil the oil then use the dropper to put a few drops into your nostrils. Then, blow your nose to clear it. The antibiotic, antiviral and antihistamine properties will make you feel much better.
Note: Do this twice a day. Include it in your diet if possible.
6 - Turmeric
Turmeric acts as antidote for many health related conditions. It contains strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties which help to treat runny nose.
Mix ½ teaspoon of dry, ground turmeric powder with a cup of linseed oil.
Let it soak for few minutes.
Heat the mixture. Once it starts smoking, remove from the heat.
Inhale the smoke slowly through one nostril and slowly exhale.
Repeat the same with other nostril as well.
Repeat it twice a day.
Stir a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk.
Drink this before going to bed.
This process will give relief from lots of cold symptoms.
Optional: Add a pinch of black pepper for taste.
To 1 or 2 cups of water, add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon grated ginger and a pinch of clove powder.
Bring this mixture to boil and simmer for 8 – 10 minutes.
Remove from the flame and strain it.
Add honey and stir well.
Consume this drink 1 – 2 times daily.
7 - Gently massage your nose, between your eyes, and earlobes to ease sinus pressure.
These points on your body can be used to relax your sinuses, helping slow down the flow of a runny nose. Apply light pressure to each nostril, closing and opening them slowly. Then rub above your eyes and on your ear lobes to complete the technique.
You can use a washcloth soaked in warm water for even better results.
8 - Ginger
There are antioxidants, antiviral, anti-toxic and antifungal properties contained in ginger. Therefore, you can do a lot of thing with it to cure yourself of the symptoms of a runny nose.
You can simply chew a few slices of raw ginger or make them into hot tea to drink or inhale the steam.
9 - Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil acts as decongestant which gives instant relief.
Add seven drops of eucalyptus oil and four drops each of lavender oil and peppermint oil to a bowl of warm water.
Cover your head with a towel and bend over the bowl.
Inhale the steam.
Repeat 2-3 times a day.
Eucalyptus oil can also be inhaled throughout the day by adding it to a handkerchief.
10 - Use steam to ease discomfort.
This will help reduce the mucus that are produced by runny noses. You can also take a hot shower or bath, turn on a humidifier, or lean over a pot/bowl of hot water. Add eucalyptus oil, camphor spirit, peppermint oil or soda for an extra kick.
11 - Honey
Honey can cure you of the feelings of irritation.
What a sweet and delicious way to cure you of your runny nose! You can make lemonade and add honey to it. Remember to drink while it is still warm.
Note: Do not heat up honey or it will lose its effects.
12 - Onion
Onion helps to provide relief from a runny nose if it is caused by sinus infection or by bacteria, virus or fungi. Sulfur present in onion contains strong antibacterial properties which loosens up and drains out the phlegm easily. Smelling onion itself can provide relief from sinus infection. However, you can also try the below steaming method for quick relief.
Chop 1 – 2 onions in thin slices.
Bring 1 -2 cups of water to boil and add onion slices into it.
Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from the flame.
Pour the solution into a cup.
Drink the onion tea and inhale the vapours coming out of it.
Repeat the process as required.
13 - Try medication and supplements to further manage symptoms.
There are a variety of prescription and over the counter sprays, pills, and creams to help manage your runny nose, including:
Nasal sprays, preferably those containing olopatadine (prescription only)
Vapor rubs and topical decongestants.
Magnesium (400mg) and or zinc (15mg) supplements can help open up your cells and nasal passageway.
14 - Basil
With antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, basil can warm your body from the inside and eventually heal you from your runny nose.
You can chew a few basil leaves every day to get rid of your runny nose soon. Alternately, adding basil powder to water and boil it all together and then drink twice a day when it’s cool.
Note: Chewing basil leaves before you have breakfast and before going to bed for better effect.
15 - Herbal Tea
If you are searching for tea that only treats runny nose but also tastes good, then you should try the following recipe. All the ingredients used in this process are effective in providing relief from runny nose.
To 1 -2 cups of water, add 1/2 teaspoon each of crushed garlic, sliced ginger and cinnamon powder.
Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes and remove from the flame.
Strain it and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey into it.
Place a tea bag of any flavour into the solution and let it steep for few minutes.
Consume the tea slowly while it is still hot.
For effective results, you can exclude the straining and eat the garlic and ginger pieces while drinking the tea.
Consume 2 – 3 cups of herbal tea in a day.
16 - Apply pressure.
Press down ten times on the corner of your nose, pressure very gently to keep your nose from getting worse. It is believed that this pressure point can help alleviate sinus congestion and headaches that result from colds and allergies. Your nose should be almost closed each time you apply pressure to the area.
Repeat on the area just above your eyes, applying mild pressure. Repeat 10 times on each side of your face.
17 - Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne Pepper with its antihistamine will firstly increase the discharge in your nasal passage, which can be quite annoying. However, it helps to flush out the blockage really soon and cure you of a runny nose. So, include it in your meals.
18 - Stinging Nettle
Do you have runny nose due to allergic reaction like hay fever (allergic rhinitis)? Then the herb stinging nettle is very useful in treat it. It contains natural anti-histamine property which helps to reduce the levels of histamine in our body that are produces in response to allergens.
To a cup of water add 1/2 cup fresh nettle leaves.
Bring this mixture to boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the flame and strain it.
Add honey for taste and sip it slowly.
Consume stinging nettle tea 2 – 3 times in a day.
Alternatively, if you don’t have fresh nettle leaves, then you can replace it with 1/2 teaspoon of dried nettle leaves.
19 - Irrigate.
Use salt water to flush out the nasal passages, freeing up mucus and other debris. You can either use a syringe, neti pot, or other product designed for nasal irrigation.
The first thing to stop or prevent a runny nose is to irrigate and remove pollen, dust or pus from nasal passages. Use distilled water with a neti pot and sinus rinse that washes saltwater in one nostril and it comes out the other nostril. The rinse is approximately 240 mL of distilled water with mixed salt and baking soda to pH balance for comfort. Runny noses can irritate mucous and cause a bloody nose. This rinse can dry out mucous and might lead to epistaxis (bloody noses). To moisturize the nose, a half teaspoon of Glycerin 99.5% Anhydrous from the first aid department of a pharmacy can also be added to the nasal rinse. Glycerin is moisturizing and forms a barrier so pollen and dust will not come in contact with mucous membranes. A saltwater nasal rinse also helps a bloody nose to stop bleeding. Be careful not to inhale the water.
20 - Kharvas (Colostrum Slice)
If you are suffering from runny nose frequently especially in cold months or due to allergens then try this remedy for relief.
In a bowl, add 1/2 – 1 cup of coconut juice or milk, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 litre of colostrum milk, a pinch of crushed cinnamon powder and sugar or jaggery as per taste.
Stir well and place the bowl with its lid in a pressure cooker.
Place the pressure cooker on the flame without whistle.
On high flame cook for 1/2 hour and remove from the flame.
Let the pressure cool down. Open it and remove the bowl from it.
Cut the cooked mixture into pieces and serve.
Eat 6-8 pieces once in the morning and again in the evening.
You can store the remaining in refrigerator.
It is important to be aware of the common cold
Rhinorrhea or rhinorrhoea is a condition where the nasal cavity is filled with a significant amount of mucus fluid. The condition, commonly known as a runny nose, occurs relatively frequently. Rhinorrhea is a common symptom of allergies (hay fever) or certain diseases, such as the common cold. It can be a side effect of crying, exposure to cold temperatures, cocaine abuse or withdrawal, such as from opioids like methadone. Treatment for rhinorrhea is not usually necessary, but there are a number of medical treatments and preventive techniques available.
The term was coined in 1866 and is a combination of the Greek terms rhino- ("of the nose") and -rhoia ("discharge" or "flow").
Rhinorrhea is characterized by an excess amount of mucus produced by the mucous membranes that line the nasal cavities. The membranes create mucus faster than it can be processed, causing a backup of mucus in the nasal cavities. As the cavity fills up, it blocks off the air passageway, causing difficulty breathing through the nose. Air caught in nasal cavities, namely the sinus cavities, cannot be released and the resulting pressure may cause a headache or facial pain. If the sinus passage remains blocked, there is a chance that sinusitis may result. If the mucus backs up through the Eustachian tube, it may result in ear pain or an ear infection. Excess mucus accumulating in the throat or back of the nose may cause a post-nasal drip, resulting in a sore throat or coughing. Additional symptoms include sneezing, nosebleeds, and nasal discharge.
In recurring cases, such as those due to allergies, there are medicinal treatments available. For cases caused by histamine buildup, several types of antihistamines can be obtained relatively cheaply from drugstores.
People who prefer to keep clear nasal passages, such as singers, who need a clear nasal passage to perform, may use a technique called "nasal irrigation" to prevent rhinorrhea. Nasal irrigation involves rinsing the nasal cavity regularly with salty water or store bought saline solutions.