Top 7 Home remedies for Nasal Polyps you should know
Nasal polyps can be recognized as a cluster of swollen mucosa. These are unusual benign soft growth within the cavities of the nose. Nasal polyp has a consistency of jelly like that cause our body discomfort and a wide range of difficulties. At the beginning, only a small amount of fluid is accumulated in the inflamed nasal cells or sinus. When the inflammation getting progress, those fluid will build up as a big obstacle to your nasal airway. As a result, headache, difficulty breathing, runny nose, snoring, nasal stuffiness, loss of smell sensation, nasal drainage and facial discomfort are manifested. Though, these disease in its early stage cause no harm for our body and it’s not cancerous but they affect largely on the quality of life of the affected people, especially in the later stage. Steroids and nasal sprays are quite common medications that have show to have an effect on nasal polyps but they’re not always safe for our body. For instance, prolonged use of steroid could cause you many serious adverse effects like electrolytes imbalances, acnes, moon face, etc. So why don’t take advantages of the home remedies for nasal polyps which is much safer and cheaper and more effective.
Saline nasal rinses
It can not be easier by breathing in a saltwater solution to effectively clear the cavities of the nose and get rid of polyps-related respiratory issues. You can either make saline water solution at home or buy them in a drug stores with available standard saline water solutions. Using nasal rinses regularly can also effectively prevent nasal polyps formation. In addition, you can also benefit from saline solution as a spray. Mix a teaspoon of Epsom salt with a glass of warm water thoroughly so that the salt can dissolve completely. Then your pour the resultant solution in a spray bottle and keep that bottle in your bag. Spray this solution in each nostril several times during the day. Your symptoms will be relieved as soon as you finished your spray.
Steam Inhalation is a great way to solve a nasal congestion which is one of the most significant impact of nasal polyps. This procedure works by relaxing your blood vessels as well as your nasal cavities (thanks to hot steam effect) so that you can breath. What you need to do is to boil water in a pot. Then put your face above the pot with a thick blanket cover over your head to make sure that the steam hits your face directly. Inhale and exhale deeply at an alternate intervals to clear the blockages and infections from the nasal cavities. Remember not to put your face too close with the pot otherwise you could get burn from it super hot steam.
Similar to a hot steam, a hot bath or shower work by using the hot temperature of the water/steam to relieve the symptom of nasal polyps (nasal congestion) as well as inflammation. Soaking your body in a hot bath or under a hot shower before go to bed to ensure you have a good night sleep.
Citrus Fruits and Vitamin C
You’d need a strong immune system to fight back any illness, including nasal polyps an inflamed infected disease. And Vitamin C is all what you need. It not only boost up your immunity but increase the production of bioflavonoid which is responsible for regulating blood vessel as well as tissues inside the cavities of the nose. In return, it can helps to prevent the development of polyps. Among a variety of fruits, citrus fruits is considered to be the best fruit in providing vitamin C. Therefore, it is recommended to take several citrus fruits each day like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, etc to get rid of nasal polyps.
Garlic and Onions
Garlic and onions are packed with antibacterial and antifungal properties which is necessary to deal with inflammation. Besides that, these food have an impact on nasal glands to get off the mucus and clear the nasal blockages. A few raw garlic and/or onion is highly beneficial but if the smell of them is intolerable then you can add them into your daily cooked dishes and also get some benefits from them (though it’ll be less effective).
Castor Oil is another great remedies to strengthen your immune system in order to against infections as well as allergens causing nasal polyps. Consume a tablespoon of castor oil early in the morning could relieve polyps symptoms, reduce its size and prevent it to reoccur.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Make a mixture of apple cider vinegar (3 teaspoon), honey ( 3 teaspoon) and hot water ( 1 cup) then drink it two times a day in the morning and before bedtime. It helps to remove the excessive mucus as well as infections causing nasal polyps. Potentially, apple cider vinegar can treat blackheads.