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Effective remedies for nasal congestion relief.

Sore sinuses, aching head, stuffy nose and puffy eyes… suffering from nasal congestion is never pleasant. Whether you have a cold or are suffering from allergies, treating the symptoms of nasal congestion needs to be quick and effective.


 “Nasal congestion is both discomforting and disruptive to daily life, and finding a way to treat it in less time is always a win. When using over the counter medications there are processes at home that can be done to help speed up recovery time,” suggests Bronwyn Ragavan, brand manager for decongestant Karvol.  Over the counter (OTC) decongestants are very effective and can help to alleviate congestion, but when paired with at-home “treatments”, the symptoms can lessen a little quicker, providing relief.


Ragavan suggests trying the following five at-home tips to help aid decongestion and rid yourself of a stuffy nose:

  • Steaming yourself is a time-tested method to help alleviate nasal congestion. By adding a few drops of Karvol to hot water, you will create a soothing vapour that helps moisturise and open nasal passages. This simple practice can be performed multiple times a day. The basic ingredients in Karvol, such as aromatic oils like eucalyptus, camphor, thymol, lavender and menthol which when released actively work together, helping with the symptoms of congestion, providing easy breathing and a clear head.

  • Staying hydrated is an important element of managing nasal congestion. Adequate fluid intake, including water, herbal teas, and broths, can help to thin the mucus.

  • The application of a warm compress over the sinuses can provide relief by reducing pressure and promoting nasal drainage.

  • Using a humidifier in the bedroom can add moisture to the air, preventing dry nasal passages and making it easier to breathe. Proper humidity levels can enhance the effectiveness of decongestants and support the body's natural healing processes.

  • Elevating your head while sleeping can help reduce nasal congestion. This change promotes better drainage and minimises the discomfort of congestion.


While OTC decongestants play a pivotal role in managing nasal congestion, integrating these home “treatments” can provide a holistic and natural approach to relief.

These complementary methods address various aspects of congestion, from moisturising the nasal passages to supporting the immune system. By combining these holistic approaches, individuals can optimise their comfort and speed up the recovery process when faced with nasal congestion.

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