In the present scenario, the runny nose has become a common problem among masses. Some people prefer medicines to cure it whereas few individuals prefer homemade solutions to curb this problem. As this is an acute problem so this can be easily handled at individual level also.
SUFFERING FROM A RUNNY COLD?
Some people suffer from a runny nose due to many reasons like allergies, hay fever, and many other causes. But the main cause is a viral infection of the sinuses which is typically a common cold. One can easily tackle this situation at home by homemade remedies.
VARIOUS HOMEMADE REMEDIES TO CURB THIS PROBLEM
If one prefers using natural solutions to cure this problem, there are a plethora of options available that can help. One should explore the below homemade remedies to see if any of the treatment works on you to eradicate cold.
1. Drink plenty of fluids
One should refer to drink fluids and stay hydrated when one is suffering from a running nose which can be very helpful if one should also have the symptoms of nasal congestion. This treatment allows mucus in one’s sinuses thins out too runny stability and it becomes easy for one to eradicate. Otherwise, it may become thick as well as sticky due to which it may congested the nose more. Additionally, one should avoid beverages that dehydrate the person rather than hydrating because this contains drinks such as coffee and alcoholic beverages.
2. Hot teas
The second best way is hot beverages like tea which sometimes may also be helpful than the cold ones as it includes heat and steam that helps to open nostrils and decongest airways. Many herbal teas contain herbs which are mild decongestants. One should look for teas that contain anti-inflammatory as well as antihistamine herbs like ginger, mint, and chamomile. One should make a cup of hot herbal tea and inhale the steam before consuming tea. It is also good for sore throat as sore throat frequently accompanies runny nose so drinking hot herbal tea helps to soothe a sore throat as well.
3. Facial steam
Inhaling the hot stream is a very effective homemade treatment to treat a runny nose as it reduced the illness recovery time by about one week than the no steam inhalation.
There are some tips to inhale the steam to cure the runny nose problem:-
- water should be clean and heat it on the stove. One should heat it just enough so that steam is created.
- One should place face above steam for approximately half an hour
- Take deep breathe through the nose and take breaks in between if the face gets too hot.
- Blow nose afterward to eradicate mucus.