Nose Block

Nose block is when you are suffering from a cold and your nose is running constantly, the mucous membranes will become swollen and inflamed leading to a blocked nose or nasal congestion. When inflammation occurs, mucous secretion becomes viscous and production is increased, causing blockage.

Allergy can also cause nose block as a result of inflammatory response to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, house dust, and animal's small scales from the skin or hair or tobacco smoke. The inflammation is mediated by a substance called histamine that may cause congestion. Dust mites are a type of allergen, microscopic insects that live in dust under humid conditions. They are commonly found under furniture, bed, and carpets.

Treatment with prevention

  • Identify the indoor and outdoor allergens or irritants which cause the problems and worsen the condition and subsequently remove them.
  • Avoid smoking in the house and car as it may trigger the allergy.
  • Avoid contact with pets that cause allergic reaction.
  • Increase the humidity in air by using vaporizing or humidifier. Avoid putting too much of moisture in room. Clean vaporizer every day.
  • Steam bath works best for you and your child also as it will help to open the blocked mucous in the nose.
  • Use some Vapor Rub on your chest for instant relief.
  • Use a steam treatment by resting your head over a steaming pot of water by covering your head with towel.
  • Take both index fingers and place them on either side of the eye cavity, just above the nose but just below the brow. In outward circles, start massaging the sinuses around your nose with your fingers. Do this for 20 to 30 seconds. Take your thumbs and place them on either cheek bone. Massage your cheekbone in outward circles using your thumbs. Do this for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat the massage again, or until your sinuses are adequately relieved.
  • Sleep with your head slightly elevated; this may help to release mucus. Elevate your head, keep a warm towel on nose for 5-10 minutes. Repeat if necessary and sleep on your back.
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