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.
Date Published: 09/22/2011