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We’ve Been Blowing Our Noses Wrong

Well – at least now you know.

Cold and flu season is upon us, and inevitably we will each deal with a stuffy or runny nose at some point. But HOW you blow your nose is really important, and you are probably doing it wrong.

Have you ever noticed when you’re sick and congested, blowing your nose can actually make you feel WORSE?  That’s because the stuffy feeling is from inflamed blood vessels and blowing just irritates those vessels even more.

According to Business Insider, blowing your nose incorrectly can cause mucus buildup, and that can make you even sicker!

Here are three tips on how to avoid that all of that madness:

1.  Instead of putting your whole nose in a tissue and blowing, cover one nostril at a time and blow.

2.  Use an anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce the swelling and make space for the mucus to flow out.

3.  Use a lubricating spray to loosen dry, crusty mucus.  

Now you know. 

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