Blowing the Nose

Blowing the Nose, clearing mucus and congestion, SINUSES,SNEEZE
The process of clearing mucus and congestion from the nasal passages. Blowing the NOSE generates significant pressure that can force congestion into the SINUSES and eustachian tubes. The best method is to blow through both nostrils with a gentle and steady pressure with the head upright, pausing between blows to allow gravity to help move congestion downward toward the nostrils. Short, hard bursts of blowing can activate a REFLEX action, which commonly occurs after a SNEEZE, in which the nasal passages briefly swell and fill with mucus. Doctors believe this reflex congestion occurs as a protective measure to block harmful substances from entering the nose, as sneezing is a mechanism for ejecting foreign matter from the nose. Applying unscented lotion or aloe to the SKIN around the nostrils helps protect against irritation and INFLAMMATION from frequent nose blowing.
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  1. Shane says:

    Now that could have been a gross post but it was actually very good info. My little one has had a bad cold for a bit and this will help me know just what to tell her to get her a bit of relief without more swelling.

    Hey, I am a huge fan of Organic Shea butter during a cold to put around the tender areas around the nose and the lips.

  2. Anne says:

    It is the term used to describe decreased functioning of an organ system and presents as any of the following: body aches, chills, poor circulation, fatigue, lack of appetite, loose stools or diarrhea, poor digestion, pain in the joints, slow movements and speech, aversion to cold. Colds are caused by many different viruses.

    Nose infection and Cold

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