How To Stop Post Nasal Drip - Simple Techniques At Home

How To Stop Post Nasal Drip – Simple Techniques At Home

By: - Alternative Medicine - September 14, 2011
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We have all had post nasal drip and we all know it is not a pleasant feeling. Post nasal drip is caused by heavy mucus build up happens in the throat or in the back of the nose. Not only can it be downright annoying, it can make you feel sick, cause a sore throat and make you not be able to smell or breathe out of your nose. Knowing how to stop post nasal drip can be the difference between having it clear up fast and suffering for days.

When you know how to stop post nasal drip you can actually stop or slow it before it even happens in the future. There are many home remedies for post nasal drip and one of the best remedies is to avoid triggers of post nasal drip. Some of the triggers you should try to stay away from are allergens like dust, cold air, and smoking. Other triggers, like a common cold, may not be able to be avoided. If you can’t or don’t know how to stop post nasal drip by avoidance, there are other home remedies for post nasal drip.

One of the easiest home remedies for post nasal drip is to gargle salt water. Adding a small amount of salt, like ½ tsp to a cup of water is all you need. Gargle with that mixture a few times a day to soothe your throat. If you are feeling brave, a similar treatment to the salt water gargle is to go straight to the heart of the matter. Mix up 1 cup of water, a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of baking soda.  Mix this up and get a nasal syringe. Squirt the solution into your nose on each side. Blow your nose after about 10 seconds. Doing this several times a day can really help clear the area.

Other home remedies for post nasal drip include staying hydrated by drinking enough water, using an over the counter decongestant and to improve your environment. The cleaner the air in your home is the better luck you will have in getting rid of your post nasal drip. You may also want to consider a humidifier, taking a hot shower with steam or even boiling a cup of water and breathing the steam in from that. Use caution around hot steam and boiling water though, as you can get burned easily. If you smoke, that irritates the post nasal drip as well, so staying away from that will help a lot too.

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