Cold and flu season is in full swing. Unfortunately, busy lives don’t stop to accommodate the onslaught of stuffy sinuses, aches and pains, or coughs and scratchy throats. The only thing you can do to get ahead is try to get out from under the fog of the flu.

In part 1 of this guide, you’ll find a few of the tried and true ways to overcome stuffy sinuses so that you can get back to that normal-sized-head feeling you miss so much.

Take a warm shower.

Steam up the bathroom to help open and moisten your airways. Kick up the healing a bit by adding a sinus-opening aroma to your shower. Vicks shower tablets are generally an effective choice for many.

If your body is a little too achy to manage standing in the shower for too long, you can get the same effect by filling a sink with steaming water. Just add Vicks, two teaspoons of fresh ground ginger, or a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the water. Toss a towel over your head and breathe in the steam until there’s no more steam.

Stay hydrated.

Your body needs water to perform it’s best. Not only that, the fluids you drink help to keep your airways hydrated and open. So, make sure you’re drinking at least 64 ounces of water every day. Just remember to stay away from anything that can cause dehydration like caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.

Use nasal spray.

You can use a saline nasal spray to help clear your nasal passages. Since the spray is made of salt water, it’s totally safe for stuffed sinuses of all ages. Just follow the directions on the back of the bottle.

You can try a medicated nasal decongestant if the saline option isn’t working for you as well as you need. It’s just important to avoid use after about 3 days. The medicated option can cause all kinds of frustrating complications with extended use. This warning as well as directions for use will be right on the bottle. You can pick one up at your local pharmacy.

If you find that your fever is topping 104 degrees and your symptoms just won’t break after a couple days, the time for self-medication is over. Head to an urgent care in Las Vegas to be sure that you aren’t dealing with an illness that’s more severe. For more information, call 702-852-2000 today!

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