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Post nasal drip

Post Nasal Drips Tips

If you are suffering from post nasal drip which is quite common, you’re probably looking for ways to clear things up, understandably. No one wants to be forever toting a box of tissues.

Drink more fluids: thick mucous is more likely to be uncomfortable and disrupt your breathing. Thinning it out can help to reduce blockages, reducing your risk of sinus or ear infections. An easy method to thin your mucous is to drink an adequate amount of fluids each day. NOT COLD.

Ginger tea: although ginger hasn't been studied for its effects on post-nasal drip, the spicy root has been used to help relieve congestion. The warmth of the liquid can also soothe a sore or irritated throat.

Humidifier: using a humidifier can help to raise the moisture level in the air.

Gargle with saltwater: gargling with warm salt water may help to clear mucus from the back of the throat and soothe a sore throat. Try stirring one teaspoon of salt into 8 fl oz. of lukewarm water.

Avoid alcohol: avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, which may cause further dehydration and inflammation to add to your discomfort.

Vitamin C: vitamin C a powerful antioxidant, can boost up the immune system to help the body resist various types of infections. Squeezing half a lemon in warm water and adding honey to taste, which is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. NO HONEY FOR UNDER 2.

Use menthol: eucalyptus and peppermint oil are two common essential oils that are used to help clear the nasal passages and breathe easier.

Lavender: add a few drops of lavender oil to any carrier oil and rub this on your chest, back, and throat.

Garlic: garlic contains a compound called allicin that exhibits antimicrobial properties. It is also widely used as a natural treatment for relieving symptoms of cough and cold, which are often the common reasons for an individual to develop post-nasal drip.

Tumeric: turmeric is considered to be a natural decongestant and is widely used for treating cough and cold due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Oil pulling: oil pulling is a detoxifying treatment that can help in decongesting your throat. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of the oil that you use for swishing will help treat your post-nasal drip naturally.

Pineapple juice: pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that exhibits anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Hence, it is often used as a potent expectorant to decongest the phlegm and treat post-nasal drip. DO NOT CONSUME IF YOU ARE ON BLOOD THINNERS.

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