Many people with nasal congestion find that inhaling steam helps them feel better. They may use a bowl of plain water, adding chamomile or peppermint oil, or take a warm shower.
The warmth and moisture can be soothing to the membranes inside the nose, providing temporary relief. There is also a theory that it allows mucus to drain better and that it may help kill the virus. However, science has not confirmed these theories, and there is no evidence to suggest that it improves symptoms.
Adding moisture to the air from a cool or warm mist humidifier provides relief. However, this might not soothe a common cold.
It is always a good idea to drink plenty of water, and some people say that this helps reduce nasal congestion.
However, experts have found no evidence to suggest that drinking additional fluids can help relieve symptoms, and they advise people to consume only what is comfortable.
Warm infusions or lemon drinks can have a soothing effect.
Decongestants cause the small blood vessels in the nose to narrow. This decreases the swelling in the lining of the nose and reduces the feeling of stuffiness.
People should not use decongestants for longer than a week, as long-term use can actually worsen congestion.
Anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, or another condition should ask a doctor if it is safe to use decongestants. They are not suitable for children under 6 years of age, and they may not be suitable during pregnancy.
Telfast D is a potent decongestant; it contains Fexofenadine HCl for immediate-release and Pseudoephedrine HCl for extended-release.
It comes from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree.
Certain components in eucalyptus oil may have healing properties and it acts as an antibacterial agent, an anti-inflammatory, a pain reliever and as a sedative
Inhaling eucalyptus in steam or through a diffuser may help reduce nasal symptoms.3
Telfast-D® and Naselfast® can help relieve blocked noses.
Telfast-D® helps you live your best life by relieving many common seasonal allergy symptoms associated with blocked or stuffy noses. If you experience sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes or an itchy nose or throat, nasal congestion, sinus congestion and pressure, or nasal and sinus congestion, Telfast-D® can help. Now you can live your greatness — during any season.4
Naselfast® can also help you to clear your stuffy nose symptoms in the form of intranasal corticosteroid spray to relief your sneezing and blocked nose.5
1. https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/symptoms/stuffy-or-runny-nose-adult Last visited on 16th July 2021
4. Telfast-D Gulf PIL, last revised July 2021. Sanofi Consumer Healthcare 87 Yarraman Place, Virginia, QLD 4014 Australia
5. Naselfast 55 micrograms/dose, nasal spray suspension , UAE PIL, last revised November 2021 Opella Healthcare UK Limited 410 Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 1PT, United Kingdom