how do u deal with a stuffy nose?

February 24, 2009 4:48am CST
i get a stuffy nose.when i'm in class,i can't breathe freely,so i can't concentrate on what the teachers say;when i'm lying in the bed ,trying to sleep in the night,i can't breathe with my nose,and this always makes feel anxious,so it often happens that i'm still awake after one hour or more. i don't want to take pills,and that always doesn't work at u have any effective way to help get rid of this annoying thing?
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6 responses
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
24 Feb 09
Hi, I follow these 3 hometips, which give fast result:- 1)I spray warm water, through nostrils(2-3 times). 2)I hot compress around nose-throat-ear, 2-3 times/day. 3)I have tea+3-4 drops fresh lemon juice, 3 times/day(not before 2 hours to bed). =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
• China
27 Feb 09
thanx,your solution may work,and i'll have try.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
21 May 10
Hi, CrazyDustbin. It sounds like you need some Nasal Breathing Strips. And you also need to heat you up some warm water. And let the steam circulate around your nose. This may release some vapors to your nasal passages. I hope that this will help you too.
@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
16 May 10
Slice an onion and inhale. The odor given off by onions is a powerful decongestant, and can clear your stuffiness by causing your nose to run. Eat a red-hot chili pepper. Hot and spicy foods like chili peppers cause your nose to start running almost instantaneously, clearing your stuffy nose. Have a cup of piping hot tea--or any other hot beverage. The steam given off by your drink will help clear your nose. Furthermore, the liquid itself can help dilute mucus in the nasal passage and ease breathing. Take a hot shower. The steam from the hot water does an outstanding job of clearing mucus in clogged nasal passages.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
Stuffy nose suggests to me that you might have some kind of allergy and your body is keeping these out of your system. I suggest that you investigate further. Cheers!!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
26 Feb 09
i have had a stuffy nose forever and have had operations on it but they still havent helped. i even have trouble tasting foods and smelling most things, so i guess i am the queen of the stuffy nose! seriously, i use a nose spray (perscription) but there are also some really great saline nose sprays that you can buy over the counter and they really help.
• United States
24 Feb 09
Truth be told I intake a shot of Jack Daniels Whiskey before bed, and it usually helps. However, it only aids when its a mild stuffy nose, not a prevalent one.