Cleaning the nose. Why should this procedure become a habit?


The nose is the gateway for infections. In the case of every cold (but colds happen to everyone and not just once), mucus is formed more in the nose, which is released from the sinuses and other cavities.

However, part of the mucus remains where it was, as a result, these cavities are gradually filled with a dense mass, on which various bacteria actively multiply, and inflammation or suppuration may begin. Therefore, the sinuses and the frontal cavities must be cleaned from time to time.

The cleaning procedure consists of two stages. First of all, you need to warm up the head, and the easiest way to do it is with ordinary steaming.

Steaming should be done for about 5 minutes, and then the face should be rinsed with cool water.

It is highly recommended not to limit yourself to just one steaming and rinsing your face, but to do a series, repeating it 4-5 times in a row.

Then you need to get rid of the mass accumulated in the cavities, and this can be done by rinsing the nose with a liquid that drags this mass with it. Seawater or plain saline is suitable for this procedure.

Rinse as follows: one nostril is closed with a finger, with the other, the liquid is drawn into the nasal cavity and spit out through the mouth. Then the same is repeated with the other nostril.

On the other hand, for those whose nose is always full due to rhinitis or hemorritis and therefore have to breathe only through the mouth, it is recommended to try the following recipes: moisten pieces of gauze or cotton balls in freshly squeezed onion juice and inject them into the nostrils for 5-10 minutes.

If, for some reason, onion juice is intolerable, tampons can instead be saturated with the steam produced by pouring boiling water over eucalyptus leaves.

Usually, both one and the other remedy clear the nose for a long time and remove the swelling that makes it difficult to breathe.

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