Remedies for a stuffy nose
Remedies for a stuffy nose and how they work: friend or foe?
There is an array of remedies for a stuffy nose and sore eyes, but it is important to understand whether a prolonged use is ultimately beneficial for our health
Remedies for a stuffy nose relieve congestion, sneezing and other symptoms and it’s useful to know what they target and how.
When allergens attack, our immune system releases histamine, a molecule which communicates with inflammatory cells, which in turn travel to areas of our body where the allergic reaction is detected; they are responsible for inflammated membranes which we experience with symptoms such as allergic rhinitis (congested, blocked nose), irritated eyes (conjunctivitis), sneezing, coughing, asthma or skin rash (urticaria). Membranes and breathing ways are affected by the release of histamine and that is at the heart of most anti allergy drug development.
The variety of remedies for a stuffy nose available include nasal sprays which are very effective at relieving nasal congestion and sneezing, eye drops for sore, irritated eyes and anti allergy tablets and shots which target and halt the release of histamine in our system. These remedies are used to treat seasonal and chronic allergies all over the planet to combat the presence of pollen, grasses allergies and polluting atmospheres caused by smog, smoke and fine industrial dusts.
Some people however, experience side effects such as drowsiness when using these treatments; in addition, our system can become too reliant on them and therefore weaker. Bad interactions with other prescribed drugs are also possible, which is a problem for many.
SinuSet nasal filters are one of the absolute best remedies for a stuffy nose; this clever device, made of plastic and a special patented filtering material, can effectively prevent allergens such as pollen, smog, fine dust and mites, from entering our nasal passage , allowing to breathe freely and enjoy the outdoors. The filter, inserted through the nostrils, is very comfortable and discreet and is suitable for adults and children.
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