Get rid of your clogged nose instantly using these 2 remedies

Allergy season is upon us, and with that so is the issue of a blocked nose. Here are some remedies to help clear your sinuses.

These 2 simple tricks can help you clear your sinuses instantly
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These 2 simple tricks can help you clear your sinuses instantly

What could be more unpleasant than having a blocked nose? No matter how much you sniff or blow your nose, it hardly makes any difference and your nose remains irremediably blocked. Fortunately, there are several efficient methods to relieve this nuisance. Here are two natural methods that might seem a little unusual at first glance, but are very effective in relieving the blocked nose.

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Tongue to help the nose

According to Men’sHealth, press the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth for a few moments and release. Then, press two fingers (middle and index fingers together) on your forehead between the eyebrows. Press and push further. Do this for 20 seconds.

This movement activates the vomer bone, which is located in the back and lower part of the nasal cavity. This repeated movement from front to back releases congestion in the nasal cavity. A tip that can be done anywhere and anytime.

Brain-to-nose connection

The second way to unblock your nose without using a spray or medicine is also very simple. As per The Harley Street, simply tilt your head back slightly and pinch your nose, holding your breath for as long as possible. As soon as you can't take it anymore, relax and take a deep breath. Although a little unpleasant, this will help clear your clogged nose in no time.

So how does it work? By doing this, you send an SOS to your brain: ‘I can't breathe’. Your survival mechanism then kicks in and frees the sinuses so that you can get some air.

Simply blow your nose

Did you know that there are good and even bad ways to blow your nose? If you don't blow your nose properly, your nose becomes even more blocked and infectious mucus can spread to your ears, sinuses and throat, causing a whole host of illnesses far more unpleasant than runny noses.

So to blow your nose properly, don't blow too hard. As reported by Business Insider, go one nostril at a time, plugging one, then the other, without tilting your head in any direction. It is advisable to use single-use tissues and throw them away immediately, then wash your hands. All this to avoid spreading pathogens and contaminating others.

This article is translated from Gentside FR.

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