Instant Relief: How to Stop a Runny Nose Fast
Feeling that redness on the nose, itchiness and constant running of watery fluid from your nose? We’ve all been there, and we’ve also made sure to do our best and find out the best methods to get rid of it so that you can be breathing without a trouble once again! Let’s find out how to stop a runny nose fast!
Finding the source of the runny nose is the first step in order to determine the countermeasure effectively. More often than not it’s easy to make out if the runny nose you are facing is a result of a cold, allergy, stress or clogging.
If you are unsure, just consult your doctor or think about what you were doing a few hours or the day before you got the runny nose. Was it because you ate an ice cream, or did you exposure yourself to the dust that you are allergic to? Either way, find the answer and follow the countermeasure accordingly!
For fighting allergy you have no choice but to have antihistamine medicines as already suggested to you by the doc and to stay away from the substances that trigger the allergy.
If it turns out to be cold, then depending on the intensity of the runny nose and other symptoms, you can either take the medicine (as a last resort), or eat healthy foods and use nasal decongestants and steam inhalation to relieve your nose, chest and other parts of your body of cough.
Nose clogging is a common reason for a runny nose, and can easily be dealt with by blowing your nose and trying to rid your nose of the irritant that’s stuck. You can also gently massage the affected area to relax the sinuses and make you feel better.
Though uncommon, a runny nose due to stress and your lifestyle can occur. In that case, the only thing you can do about it is to relax, take some rest and see if things change. Take a hot bath for even better results. If it doesn’t seem to help, consult your doctor.