How to fight a cold without using decongestants

Unfortunately, I recently felt myself coming down with a cold.

Let's face it. No one likes to be sick. I can remember last time that I had a bad case of the flu. I was out of work for a week. It was awful, especially because my kids were away at college and Jan was at work.

Unfortunately, I recently felt myself coming down with a cold. I am pretty sure that I caught something after I went to go visit my sick niece. I can deal with the coughing or even headaches, but one thing that drives me nuts is having a stuffy nose. Decongestants never seem to work for me. As such, I decided to look up some remedies that would actually work to clear up my nasal passages.

One tip I found was to get a humidifier. This handy appliances are designed to distribute moisture into the air. Dry air can be one of the many causes of a stuffy nose. I read that if you are suffering from congestion, it's best to use a humidifier that vaporizes steam. The reason behind this is because it prevents the scattering of mold and fungal spores into the air.

Another tip I read about involved using essential oil. The article said eucalyptus can be a great way to help alleviate congestion. You can even add it to your humidifier or rub it on your chest to break up the sticky mucus in your chest.

Finally, consider applying a moist heat compress to your face between three and five times a day for approximately 10 minutes. My research informed me that moisture helps dilate your blood vessels and capillaries, which can help you ailing body fight the infection.

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