The nose is another vital part of the human body and that is why when you feel uncomfortable in your nostrils, your day might get ruined. Most people when they feel their nose congested turn to send their finger (pug) into the nose to clean it up. It is actually not a healthy way of cleaning your nose. Given that, your hands and finger touch all type of things, you can easily infect your nose indirectly. Also your finger nails might be too sharp and long and you wound your nose from inside by mistake.
Rather than using your finger to clean your nose, here are some simple things you can do from the comfort of your home;
Ways to clean your nose
1. Use A Nasal Wash
nasal wash is very simple and you can do it on your own. Nasal wash is considered healthy because it easy helps to remove mucous and dirt from your nose without complications. All you need to do is, buy a nasal spray, buy saline water from a pharmacy or hospital. Use the spray and spray the saline water into your nose. Spray it in one side so that it flushes and comes out through the other nose. Note that it will be a little harsh.
2. Sniff Onions
when we peel onions it makes you cry right? Well onion can also be used to clean your nose and also keep it decongested. All you need to do is peel the onion, slice the onion and then smell it. Sniff the onion well and it will act like a catalyst, which will remove a liquid to clean your nose.
3. Use steam
during the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of people boiled them selves up with steam. You can still use this same method to clean your nose. Simply boil some water, put it in a bowl then cover your head with a blanket or towel over the warm bowl. With your head facing the bowl, inhale the heat (vapor). The moisture will smoothly get the dirt and the mucous out of your nose.
4. For babies
you can use cotton bud. Do not send it right into the child’s nostrils, simply pass it lightly into the nose to remove dirt. Also, if the child’s nose is completely blocked with catarrh, you can go to a clinic, pharmacy or hospital so that they wash the child’s nose with saline water.
Despite the fact that these side effects are healthy, and advisable, it is not good to repeat these actions or steps every day. This is because, if you keep on doing this too much and every day, it can cause your nose to get too dry, or get your nose irritated. So, it is advisable to do this once in a while.
N.B: If you realize these steps irritate your nose, then it is good to see a doctor from time to time so that he helps you clean your nostrils in a healthy way.