HOW CAN I TREAT A RUNNY NOSE?
The good news is a runny nose will usually clear up on its own. Until then, there are simple steps you can take to relieve your symptoms:
- Get plenty of rest: When you’re not feeling well, it’s crucial to get plenty of sleep so your body can heal. Plus, resting will give you a much-needed break from blowing your nose!
- Drink more fluids: Sipping lots of water and clear chicken broth will help thin your mucus and allow it to drain faster from your nose and sinuses. Drinking hot tea or milk can also have a soothing, warming effect.
- Use a saline nasal spray or drops: Using a gentle saline nasal spray or drops three to four times a day can help stop a runny nose and make it easier to breathe. The saline solution will help soothe the mucous membranes inside the nose. - Take an over-the-counter medication: Non-prescription medications can help ease your symptoms. Although Vicks products won’t cure a runny nose, they can help you feel better. NyQuil SEVERE helps dry up your nasal passages to relieve your runny nose.