7. Massage Therapy
To soothe a blocked nose and improve breathing, massaging the nostrils is a very effective treatment.
Massage helps increase circulation to the area and reduce inflammation in the nasal passages. This in turn thins the mucus and makes breathing better.
- Gently rub some warm olive or coconut oil on your nose.
- Using your left thumb and index finger, apply slight pressure at the bridge of the nose and the eye sockets for about 20 seconds.
- Then release the pressure.
- Repeat the cycle 5 to 7 times.
- Follow this process a few times daily.
Note: When performing this massage, breathe through your mouth, not your nose.
Using a humidifier to adjust the humidity in your house, especially in the room where you sleep, can provide a quick, easy way to get rid of stuffy nose.
Running a humidifier will help keep your nasal passages moist, which helps keep the mucus loose so you can easily cough it out or blow it out.
Using a humidifier to add moisture to the room while you sleep will help you sleep better, which is very important for you and the baby in your womb.
Be sure to clean the humidifier accordingly and change the water daily so that bacteria does not grow.