Quick Fix for Your Stuffy Nose (in Seconds!!)

A stuffy nose often occurs as a symptom of another health problem such as a sinus infection or the common cold. It is also caused by other health problems like allergies, nasal polyps, chemical exposures, environmental irritants and hay fever.

Extreme nasal congestion can lead to sinus pain. Sinus pain is a sharp pain located behind the nose and the eyes. It can also cause earaches, toothaches, and headaches. Sometimes the body needs to work through the sickness one is currently experiencing, but congestion free is best and probably preferred.

If you have a tongue, a thumb and a forefinger, you already have everything you need to clear your stuffy nose in less than 20 seconds. Just follow these simple steps:

  1.  Push your tongue against the top of your mouth and place your thumb between your eyebrows.
  2. Apply pressure with your thumb for 20 seconds. Your sinuses will begin to drain into your nose and throat and give some relief.
  3. Repeat every hour or so as needed to treat sinus headaches and sinus pressure.

Above technique causes your vomer bone -- a bone that runs through your nasal passages to your mouth -- to rock back and forth. The back and forth motion loosens congestion, allowing your sinuses to drain.

But if the technique mentioned above doesn’t work for you, don’t rush to a drug store for a solution just yet. Try this second technique:

  1. Tip your head back, pinch your nose and hold your breath for as long as you can.
  2. When you exhale and tilt your head forward, you should be all clear.
photo: momjunction.com

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