How to get rid of a blocked nose: Flu symptoms warning ahead of colds season

How to get rid of a blocked nose: Flu symptoms warning ahead of colds season
 

A blocked nose is primarily caused by inflamed nasal passages, according to GP Dr Roger Henderson.
The body’s immune system - its natural defences - attempts to fight off the cold or flu virus by targeting the inflamed areas.
While antibodies attack the virus, blood vessels around the nasal passage begin to swell up, causing the body to make a thick, gloopy nasal mucus, which causes the blocked, stuffy nose, Henderson said.
Finding a way to reduce the inflammation in nasal passages was key to clearing a blocked nose, he added.
“With winter fast approaching, many of us will find ourselves... read more

 
8 November 2017 in Health, Views: 36
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