10 Simple Hacks to Unblock Your Nose Instantly


Last Updated on 2023-05-07 , 10:33 am

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Well, hello there, is your nose blocked like certain sites you tried to visit last night?

Reader: How did you know that- I mean no I don’t visit any- I mean YES MY NOSE IS BLOCKED.

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m sure practically everybody has experienced the hateful feeling of enduring a blocked nose, especially when you need to eat or sleep. While there are medicines to cure this affliction, it’s not always a good idea to always rely on medicines. Instead, try these simple tips below to clear your nose!

Roof of mouth
Now, this is how to unblock your nose instantly. All you have to do is push your tongue against the roof of your mouth while pressing your finger on the spot between your eyebrows. Your sinuses will start to drain after about 20 seconds because by doing so you are rocking the vomer bone which will clear the congestion.

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Holding your breath
Firstly, you need to tilt your head back, take a deep breath and plug your nose. Make sure to hold your breath for as long as possible during this process. This causes your brain into thinking that you cannot get sufficient oxygen from your mouth and will unblock the nose. If this doesn’t work, try blowing your nose instead which may just be the solution for you.

Ice cube
Similar to applying pressure on the roof of your mouth, this method uses an ice cube on the roof of your mouth instead. As this causes the blood vessels to contract in the nasal cavity, the ice provides faster relief than just applying plain old pressure on the roof of your mouth.

Fresh Ginger
Add a teaspoon of ginger that is freshly grated into a cup of warm water. Ginger provides fast relief from a stuffed nose and if the taste is slightly unpalatable, you can add some lemon and honey as well which also helps in clearing your nose.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Another nifty trick to clear a blocked nose is by boiling some vinegar. When the vinegar has steam wafting out, inhale the steam to get quick relief for your long-suffering nose.


Using onion
We already know that onions bring tears to our eyes but did you know that it is also good for clearing your congested nose? Peel off the outer layer and cut it into small pieces to release its distinct smell. Breathe in the smells for at least 4-5 minutes. This should help to open your nostrils.

Mint is also beneficial to help clear up your nasal passages. If possible, get some mint leaves and chew them well. If no mint leaves are available, look for chewing gum that has real mint inside for the best results.

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Eucalyptus oil
Apply a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a clean handkerchief for easy inhalation. Breathe in the aroma every once in a while to clear up your nasal congestion. If you experience a blocked nose when you sleep, you can also add some of the oil on your pillow to keep your sinuses clear.

Garlic is widely known as being one of the best remedies for a stuffy, blocked nose. It is helpful to include garlic in your daily diet so that you can benefit from its amazing antibacterial and antifungal properties. For instant relief, you can take a few cloves of garlic, slice it up and boil it with water. Once there is steam, you can start to inhale it.

Saline spray
Walk into any pharmacy and you will be able to purchase nasal saline spray easily. The saline solution dilutes the mucus in your nasal passages which in turn means the blood vessels’ inflammation is decreased. The saline also flushes out the liquids in your nose.

Here is a video for more tips on how to unblock your sinuses.

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