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.

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