If it were a few months earlier, we would have passed off anything like a stuffy nose quickly, but now any symptoms like this can give us terrible COVID-19 nightmares. No matter what is the cause of the runny nose, it can be extremely discomforting. It can shift your concentration from work and rob you from sleep. So, what do you do to stop the runny nose? To tackle the situation effectively, take note of these few tips. Be sure that you read till the end.

Eat Ginger

Ginger has antioxidant properties to along with antiviral and antifungal properties that can effectively banish your runny nose. You can simply add some salt to ginger and chew it or brew some refreshing ginger tea. COVID-19 New Symptoms Listed by CDC: Congestion or Runny Nose, Nausea and Diarrhoea, US Health Agency Adds These Three in List of Possible Coronavirus Signs.

Take a Hot Shower

A hot shower can be beneficial to give you that much-needed relief from a runny nose. Just like hot tea, a hot shower’s spray can alleviate a stuffy nose. Place your face directly in the spray of the shower and see the magic! You will immediately feel relaxed and relieved.

Drink Warm Teas

Different types of tea like chamomile, ginger and mint have anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties. You can also brew a cup of herbal tea and inhale the steam before sipping on it to soothe your sore throat and relief the stuffy nose. How to Clean Your Nose and Keep it Decongested? Genius Hacks to Remove the Mucous, Bacteria and Germs from The Nasal Passage!

Sniff Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil has antiviral, antimicrobial and analgesic properties to help you to deal with the cold and give you that much-needed relief from your runny nose. Just dab a few drops of eucalyptus oil on your handkerchief and inhale it to get relief. Are You Suffering From Sinus? Follow These Five Tips to Reduce Symptoms of Sinusitis.

You may also want to soak turmeric powder in a bowl of linseed oil, and inhale.Packed with antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can help loosen the mucus.

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