Blocked Nose: Causes, Tips & Home Remedies

Blocked Nose: Causes, Tips & Home Remedies

A blocked nose is one of the common problems that everyone suffers multiple times in their respective life. A blocked nose or stuffy nose changes our voice module, and sometimes blocked nose or stuffy nose doesn’t let us breathe or make breathing tough and harsh. Most people think that a blocked nose or stuffed nose occurs due to the thick mucus in the nose, but it is just a myth because a blocked nose occurs due to the swelling of the lining tissues in the nose. A blocked nose or stuffy nose affects men, women, and children equally. A blocked nose or stuffy nose needs a few precautions and home remedies to get cured. A blocked nose or stuffed nose can be unblocked with certain precautions and home remedies mentioned in the paragraphs below. 

 

What is blocked nose?

Difficulty in breathing due to the blockage in the nose because of swelling in the lining tissues. Swelling of the tissues in the nose occurs due to various reasons including cold, fever, sinus infection etc. A blocked nose creates thick mucus inside the mucus and completely blocks the nose's way of breathing. A blocked nose is very common in the cold season, however, blocking of the nose can occur anytime in any season. Consumption of cold drinks, ice cream, and cold foodstuff stimulates the blood vessels and leads us to the blockage of the nose. Blockage of the nose commonly ends within a week but sometimes it remains long with us. 

 

What are the causes of blocked noses?

There are many causes of blocked nose, a few of them are cited below-

  • Cold
  • Viral flu
  • Infection in sinus
  • High fever 
  • Allergies
  • Runny nose
  • Tobacco and alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Stress and depression
  • Pregnancy 
  • Asthmatic disorders
  • Thyroid problem 
  • Hormonal changes 
  • Consumption of cold food products including cold drinks, ice creams etc.

 

Dos and don’ts for blocked nose

  • Warm compress to nose
  • Rinse your nose 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a face mask 
  • Don’t breathe in dust and pollution
  • Yoga and exercise are must to cure blocked nose
  • Inhale the stream of hot water
  • Consume the hot soup
  • Avoid drinking cold beverages
  • Drink an ample amount of water
  • Identify your allergy 
  • Breathing exercise is a must

 

Best food for blocked nose

  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Warm soups of tomatoes and mushrooms
  • Pineapple 
  • Lemon juice
  • Drink black pepper tea
  • Drink ginger tea
  • Drink ample amount of water
  • Consumption of spicy food helps reduce blocked nose
  • Use garlic in your meal
  • Mint

 

Home remedies for blocked nose

Follow the home remedies for blocked nose to free your nose from the blockage-

 

First home remedy for blocked nose

Ingredients: Garlic and water

Step 1: Take 2 cloves of garlic and add them to a cup of water. 

Step 2: Boil the water for 5 to 6 minutes.

Instructions: Drink this solution 2 to 3 times a day, follow this home remedy till your nose gets clear. This home remedy for blocked noses is one of the effective home remedies for blocked noses. 

 

Second-home remedy for blocked nose

Ingredients: handkerchief and eucalyptus oil

Step 1: Take a handkerchief and add about 2 to 3 drops of eucalyptus oil to it.

Step 2: Sniff the fragrance or aroma of it. 

Instructions: Inhale the aroma of it multiple times in one go, and do this remedy 3 to 4 times a day. This home remedy for stuffy nose is one of the best-tested home remedies for blocked nose.

 

Third home remedy for blocked nose

Ingredients: Carom seed and water

Step 1: Take a bowl of water and add about one tablespoon of carom seed to it.

Step 2: Boil the water till the stream of water starts evaporating. 

Instructions: Inhale the stream of this carom mixed water 3 to 4 times a day. This home remedy for stuffy nose is one of the most used tested home remedies for blocked nose.

 

Fourth home remedy for blocked nose

Ingredients: Tomatoes, butter, garlic, black pepper powder, and water

Step 1: Take 2-3 tomatoes, mash them and boil them in a glass of water.

Step 2: Add one tablespoon of butter, one tablespoon of black pepper powder, and one tablespoon of crushed garlic paste. 

Instructions: Consume this hot soup at least 3 times a day till your blocked nose gets clear. This home remedy for stuffy nose is one of the best effective tested home remedies for blocked nose.

 

Fifth home remedy for blocked nose

Ingredients: Black pepper 

Step 1: Heat around one to two tablespoons of black pepper.

Step 2: Inhale the fume of the black pepper.

Instructions: Do this aromatherapy for blocked nose two to three times a day. This home remedy for stuffy nose is one of the best-tested home remedies for blocked nose. 

 

Sixth home remedy for blocked nose

Ingredients: Cloves, cumin seed and water

Step 1: Take 4 to 5 cloves and one tablespoon of cumin seed, put them in the pan of water.

Step 2: Boil both the ingredients properly to get the aromatic stream. 

Instructions: Inhale the stream of this solution through the nose and exhale it from the mouth. Try this home remedy for stuffy nose 3 to 4 times a day. This home remedy is one of the best effective home remedies for blocked nose

 

Seventh home remedy for blocked nose

Ingredients: Carom seeds

Step 1: Take 2 to 3 tablespoons of carom seeds and roast them for a while.

Step 2: Crush them to make them coarse and more aromatic.

Instructions: Keep them inside a clean cloth, and inhale it through the nose. This home remedy for stuffy nose is one of the best home remedies for blocked nose.

 

Eighth home remedy for blocked nose

Ingredients: Basil leaves (Tulsi leaves) and black pepper

Instructions: Drink the tea of basil leaves and black pepper regularly to clear your blocked nose. 

 

 

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