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Blow your Nose the Right way

It’s cold outside and when it’s cold outside the common cold seems to strike more often.  It seems that when we develop a stuffy nose, the quickest way to relieve those symptoms is to blow your nose.

According the Wall Street Journal there is a proper and an improper way to blow your nose.   If you don’t blow your nose the correct/proper way you may spread the infection, if blown incorrectly.

  • You should never blow your nose to where you can feel or hear your ears popping.  That’s never a good sign. Some people are so irritated with a stuffy nose they only want relief so they blow until it makes them dizzy.
  • You should never blow both nostrils at the same time

One easy and Correct Method is to purchase some over the counter (OTC) Saline Spray or Mist and blow one nostril at a time.  Use the spray according to it’s directions on the container and then blow your nose.

(You can also make your own Saline Solution)

Contrary to popular belief,  there is no real benefits in using a Neti Pot (Himalayan Institute Original Neti Pot Complete Sinus Cleansing System Starter Kit); however, some people are more comfortable with this system.

One way to help prevent the spread of cold or flu germs is to keep a bottle of sanitizer in your car, at your desk, and a trial size bottle in your purse or pocket at all times.  My entire family is so used to putting on hand sanitizer containing alcohol (Purell Hand Sanitizer Original 1 LT) as soon as we get in the car or if we shake someone’s hand (of course you do this inconspicuously).

You can read the article that inspired this post in totality by clicking WSJ

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