Last Modified on Sep 12, 2014
Treatments for nasal obstruction range from dietary changes to nasal sprays and applications. Nonetheless, natural treatment can typically prevent the need for surgery or other more invasive treatment options. Eliminating allergen-inflaming foods as well as apply a simple spray of baking soda to the nose can effectively treat nasal obstructions.
What is a Nasal Obstruction?
A nasal obstruction is defined as any condition that impedes the flow of air through the nose. An obstruction may involve one or both nasal passages and is typically temporary. Common causes of nasal blockage include sinusitis, allergies, medication and overuse of nasal sprays. A blockage may also be caused by an anatomical factor such as a deviated septum, nasal polyp, turbinate bone, enlarged adenoid or foreign substance.
Natural Treatment for Nasal Blockage
Treating nasal obstruction involves a holistic approach that takes all aspects into consideration. Dietary changes as well as the topical application of certain substance can eliminate inflammation and, in turn, treat obstructions.
Blockages in the nasal cavity are often caused by inflammation associated with allergies. As such, eliminating potential allergens from the diet and environment can effectively remedy the condition. One important consideration includes eliminating dairy and/or wheat.
Baking soda is another treatment option that eliminates nasal obstruction. Baking soda creates an alkaline environment when applied or consumed, which negates acid-causing inflammation, toxins and irritants.
A nasal obstruction can be the result of a variety of factors and often causes difficulty breathing as well as pain. Natural treatment options, however, can eliminate blockage issues and treat common symptoms of nasal obstruction.
Hi I a question for TED. My son is 8 yrs. Old and he has enlarged turbinates in his nose. History of allergies and I have tried diligently to use vit c and extra good everyday liquid vitamins. I always use natural products from the health food store to treat him like bio allers under the tongue for the conditions to make him immune to pollen and mold. The turbinates caused hard breathing at night for months of trying natural remedies, desperate, I went to ENT who suggested 2 month nasal steroids 2Xday 4 sprays. 3 weeks now, no difference in size of turbinates. I am stopping these steroids b/c I feel they are dangerous.
Someone suggested baking soda in his nose on the turbinate with water on a q-tip b/c it is alkaline and he is probably acidic and that the BS will shrink the turbinate. I tried to get it in his small nostrils but decided to mix with water and spray into his nose. Will that hurt him or have any negative side effects on an 8 yr. Old? If safe how much water and BS to mix for the formula? Do you know any way to shrink these naturally or am I on the right track with the BS?