DIY Saline Nasal Spray To Stop A Runny Nose And Clear The Nasal Passages

I see used tissues everywhere! A runny nose is the main symptom of common cold and it affects millions of people every year. So, there’s nothing to concern about. While there’s no cure for the cold itself, there are several ways in treating common cold’s symptoms and home remedies are most suited for such condition.

Since the pharmaceutical industry is trying to stiff us with all sorts of medicines for a simple common cold, our bodies won’t respond anymore to drugs when we really need them.

So, stopping the flow of a runny nose isn’t so difficult. There are plenty of solutions you can try to get rid of this annoying common cold symptom.

How to make a saline solution for a runny nose

As I said, getting rid of a runny nose isn’t very difficult. You can easily make a saline solution for runny nose at home and you can use it with a bulb syringe, a neti pot or a plastic squirt bottle.

You need:

  • One of the above containers (I use a plastic squirt bottle)
  • 3 teaspoons of non-ionized salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 8 ounces if distilled, sterile water

How to prepare:

Well, you can mix the amount of salt and baking soda and store it in a small, clean and sealed jar. When you are ready to use it, just mix the saline solution with the amount of water.
Tip: if you can’t find distilled water, you can boil and let it cool.

Pour the saline solution in one of the containers and mix it well before using it. If the solution stings, use less salt! I used the plastic squirt bottle so I can handle it easily.

Spray the saline solution in one nostril then repeat the same procedure with the other nostril. So, the solution will go directly into your nasal cavity and run out through your mouth. It’s advisable to blow your nose after spraying your nostrils in order to clear the nasal passages. Repeat this procedure several times a day.

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