If the doctor has ruled out these causes of nasal congestion like a cold, SARS, allergies, then it is likely to go on vasomotor rhinitis, in which chronic rhinitis occasionally escalates. The cause of this disease in impaired regulation of blood vessel tone. The mucosa of the nose often swells due to the expansion of blood vessels and almost blocking the breath. Vasoconstrictor drops bring temporary relief, but in General only aggravate the situation.
In this situation you need non-traditional treatment and correction of lifestyle. The first drug – hardening, which trains the blood vessels. Douches, walking barefoot on the grass and the hot sand, in winter in the snow, contrast baths for hands and even playing in the snow – all this will help you to improve the condition of your vessels. The main rule when hardening – gradual, gradual acclimatization to lower temperatures.
The second medicine is proper nutrition, eating foods rich in bioflavonoids, which improve the metabolism in the vessel walls. Eat more citrus fruits, walnuts, buckwheat, currants, gooseberries, grapes, blueberry, bilberry, cranberry, chokeberry, red cabbage, beets, tomatoes, salad, drink green tea. (For varicose veins and thrombophlebitis have a limit on eating foods with a high content of bioflavonoids). It is also recommended protein foods, because it contains phenylalanine, which is synthesized hormone required for normal vascular tone.
For fast relief of nasal congestion, prepare a drop of oil-based TUI Western. This will allow you to gradually remove the dependence on the usual drops. Oil of thuja has a vasoconstrictor effect, but does not cause dependence. Bury them three times a day 2-3 drops of oil in each nostril. In the beginning of the course add to the oil 1 drop of those nasal drops you usually used, because the TUI oil begins to act slowly.
Nowadays, even classic medicine refers to therapies such as phyto - and aromatherapy. Good therapeutic effect in rhinitis have herbs: chamomile, calendula, St. John's wort, thyme, sage, wild rosemary, cornflower blue, bergenia and others. Prepare a decoction of these medicinal plants and rinse them nasal passages. With the aim of enhancing immunity can be instilled fresh aloe juice or Kalanchoe pinnate (3-4 drops in each nostril).
Of essential oils with a cold well help oils of chamomile, lemon balm, rosewood, hyssop, yarrow, Helichrysum, frankincense, patchouli, rose, geranium, Clary sage, lavender, grapefruit, lemon, petitgrain, juniper, kaputa, eucalyptus. Natural essential oil added to oil-based (3 to 15 drops of essential oil to 5 ml of vegetable oil base) and only after that use. Try this recipe: mix 3 drops of chamomile oil and 2 drops each of oils of lemon balm, lavender, rosewood, petitgrain. Instill 1 drop of this mixture 3 times a day, a course of 1-2 weeks. The essential oil of Basil restores the sense of smell after a cold.