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what to do about your stuffy nose

Hit the shower
Taking a hot shower can help decrease nasal congestion. The steam from the shower may help mucus drain from the nose and improve breathing.

Although the benefits of the steam may not last, it will at least provide temporary relief.

Try a saline spray

A saline spray may help decrease tissue inflammation in the nose and reduce stuffiness.

Saline-only sprays do not contain medication, so they are usually safe to use during pregnancy. Over the counter (OTC) saline sprays are available.

Flush out the sinuses
There are different devices on the market, such as a neti pot, which can be used to flush the sinuses.

Neti pots have been used for hundreds of years to clear the nasal passages of mucus.

People can also use a saline solution to flush the mucus out of each nostril.

Distilled or previously boiled water that has cooled should be used to avoid bacteria from tap water entering the nose.