Health Tip: Coping With Nasal Congestion

(HealthDay News) -- Nasal congestion, commonly called a stuffy nose, can affect breathing, hearing and sleep.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests ways to ease nasal congestion in adults:

  • Take a decongestant or antihistamine to help alleviate stuffiness.
  • Run a humidifier or vaporizer to make the air more humid.
  • Use a saline nasal spray.
  • Drink more fluids, such as chicken soup, broth or hot tea.
  • Keep your head elevated when you sleep.
  • Use a nasal strip that helps ease breathing by opening the nostrils.

Related Articles

The Etiquette of Achoo!

Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

Continue

What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?

Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

Continue

A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold

People who feel isolated tend to have worse symptoms, research shows

Continue