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I find that steaming yourself really helps to open up your nose (and all other sinuses.) This is also a relief to regular chest congestion as well as mild to medium coughing. If you don't know what steaming is-let me enlighten you.

To steam yourself (variations possible):
1.) Boil about 5 cups of water (more or less.)
2.) Grab a towel and a bowl.
3.) After water has boiled, (recommended doing the following in the kitchen) sit at a table and pour the water in the bowl.
5.) Quickly, letting very little heat escape, sit down and place the towel over your head and the bowl.
6.) Sit there for about 15-20 minutes breathing in through your nose (if you have nasal congestion or head sinuses) or in through your mouth (if you have chest congestion/a cough.) This can be a bit boring, so i recommend listening to the television, music, or attempting to read (however it gets dark and steamy under there!)

Even though it is hot and may cause very mild discomfort to your eyes (I close mine. It's not as though I'm missing anything under there!) try to lean over as close to the bowl as possible. You will sweat, but you will feel your nose opening up/becoming runny, your chest aching less, as well as your head aching less and opening up.

The steam helps open up your pores! It is great to apply acne medicine after this as it does wonders to your skin!

As you can see I have found this as a relief to many ailments including the following:
-nasal congestion
-sinus (especially head) congestion
-chest congestion
-mild to medium coughing
(even opening up your pores!)

I hope it helps you as much as me! Although it is a pain in the butt, I find that it does work wonders!

Get better soon! :)))

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Sweet relief!!!!! I've been struggling with this cold for days and no over-the-counter cold/sinus medicine has even dented the symptoms.

Grasping at straws, I tried this home remedy and added some garlic to the boiling water (anther posting suggested smelling garlic). At first, it was pretty tough and I could only take in breaths through my mouth, but within 10 mintes, I'm breathing more freely than in the last three days! Thanks!


this helped one of my nostrils unstop, but it did help it going to have to remeber this it really i have to get the other one unstoped! but thanks so much.

thank you again!


this worked, but only temporarily for me.


Got some relief, not totally decongested but i'll take it.


Works while you are doing it.


thanks for the great tip...I have spring allergies, my bedroom is right next to a mulberry tree in bloom...severe nasal congestion...looks like you tip is helping me.
At this time anything is good....However the tip seemed to work more than I thought.


I add a few fresh sprigs of oregano. Oregano has anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It works wonders.


it work wonder i added vapor it was buggy in the beginning but after you'll get used to it and it works for a long time


worked well. face feels great also.


works AWESOME. ill admit i was quite the skeptic but i had 2 try something. it was a huge relief!!!

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