You can use a natural nasal rinse as pictured below. This gentle spray will free up your passages from any opportunistic pathogens that may be taking up residence in your nose.
Or you can make your own formula and add it to a simple syringe bulb or nasal rinse kit. Just mix:
- 1 teaspoon of Betadine
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of liquid glycerin
- 15-20 oz. warm water
Draw the solution up into a bulb syringe and flush each nostril several times. Don't inhale through your nose. Let the mixture rest in your nose for a few seconds, and then gently blow your nostrils clean. Use this rinse once a day for two weeks and then as needed at the first sign of irritation.
Be sure to avoid all dairy products until you become congestion free. Dairy products increase mucous membrane production.