You’re Just Not You When You’re Sick. One of the complaints from cold sufferers is a stuffy nose! First things first, get any lingering mucus cleared by gently blowing your nose as needed. For longer-lasting relief try these 3 easy tips on clearing a stuffy nose, treating a cold, and a speedy recovery.
Three easy tips
Avoid common irritants
Cold sufferers should avoid irritants such as smoke and strong perfumes.
Staying hydrated while treating a cold can help keep mucus thin and drain.
Take a decongestant
Stuffy noses are often caused by swollen nasal passages an over-the-counter-medicine like TYLENOL® Cold+Flu Severe can help!
Take a hot hot shower
Inhaling steam helps open airways and loosen mucus, making it easier to expel.
Use a humidifier
A cool mist humidifier can help relieve a sore throat and open airways to ease congestion.
Relax with a warm compress
After blowing your nose, apply a warm washcloth to your face for about 15 minutes to help ease congestion. Refresh as needed to keep it warm. Breathing in the moist air can also help ease congestion.
Always talk to your doctor if you have any questions or if symptoms get worse.
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