With the lovely crisp weather comes some not so lovely symptoms like nasal congestion due to allergies. This causes the membranes that line your nasal passages to become swollen and irritated.
With sinus congestion you may experience:
● Migraine headache
● Sore throat
● Blocked or runny nose
In addition to taking a decongestant, such as Stahist AD or Stahist TP, there are some things you can do at home to keep your nasal passages moist and help relieve inflammation and congestion.
Here are some ways you can keep your nasal passages moist:
1. Use a vaporizer or humidifier — Dry, cold weather may increase congestion and cause sinus pressure. When your sinus cavity cannot drain as it should, a humidifier can bring moisture into your air and make breathing easier for you.
2. Steam — This natural remedy can help thin out and release mucus in your nose. You can enjoy a hot beverage, take a hot shower, or place your head over a bowl of steaming water with a towel over it to help you breathe better.
3. Hot compress— Use steamy water to fill a washcloth by soaking the cloth in it. Then wring it out. Put it over your face and do some deep breathing for just a few minutes. This process should help moisten your sinus cavity and clear out your nasal passages.
4. Elevate your head while sleeping — Sleeping in a position that keeps your head elevated helps blockages to clear. A level head could result in increased blockages throughout the night, so it's best to prop your head up using some cozy pillows.
5. Use nasal saline spray — To use this product, blow your nose, shake and spray the bottle before use, close one nostril, and gently inhale the spray through your nose. You may need to sniff a little harder to get it up in the desired area.
6. Use a nasal irrigator or bulb syringe — This can help reduce symptoms like congestion and cough. It can clear out mucus and bacteria and help you breathe better.
7. Herbs and Spices — Spicy food can help clear your sinuses and nasal passages extremely fast. You can eat foods with ginger, pepper, garlic, or turmeric to help clear out your sinuses and your nose quickly.
8. Essential Oils — Try using peppermint, oregano, rosemary, or eucalyptus. These can help with upper respiratory problems because they aid the symptoms of sinus congestion. Oils like eucalyptus can help kill germs around your nasal passages and help you breathe through your nose better. You can blot some on a tissue and sleep next to it or add it to hot water and inhale the steam mixed with it.
9. Hydration — Drink 11 to 15 cups of water to help loosen and thin mucus that could be blocking your nasal passages or giving you a stuffy head.
Remember that if your symptoms do not improve or worsen over time, schedule an appointment with your doctor. You can treat the common cold at home, but upper respiratory infections, the flu, and other sicknesses should be treated by a professional.
Times to see a doctor:
● Temperature above 100.4 F
● Worsening symptoms
● Symptoms past ten days in a row
● History of sinus issues such as a possible infection
● Symptoms that don't disappear after using over-the-counter meds
If you do need additional help clearing your sinuses and breathing better, check out Stahist TP here. This medicine is a decongestant (Phenylephrine) and antihistamine (Triprolidine), which you can use for the treatment of allergy and upper respiratory symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itching of the nose or throat, itchy watery eyes, and nasal congestion. Stahist TP aids in reducing swelling of the nasal passages and is available for purchase on our website.
You can find more information on Stahist AD here. Stahist AD contains the decongestant Pseudoephedrine and the antihistamine Chlorcyclizine, which relieves allergy and upper respiratory symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itching of the nose or throat, itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion and swollen nasal passages. Due to FDA regulations on Pseudoephedrine, Stahist AD is only available behind the pharmacy counter, however, you do not need a prescription in most states.
Be sure to contact us if you have any questions or need help determining which of these two products is best for you! You'll be breathing better in no time.