9. Steam Inhalation
Steam helps a lot to thin the mucus and also prevents its production. Steam Inhalation is also perfect when you’re suffering with a flu or a blocked nose.
Simply, take a bowl, fill it with water and boil it. Not necessary but you can add a few drops of any essential oil.
Now, turn off the flame, drape a towel over your head and hold your face over the hot water. Start inhaling deeply and continue to inhale the steam for about 10 minutes.
Repeat the process twice or thrice a day.
10. Nasal Irrigation
Nasal irrigation is an effective way to get rid of the excess mucus. It keeps the nasal passages away from the irritants and also prevents further infection.
For nasal irrigation, take ¼ tsp. of salt and pinch of baking soda. Mix it in a cup of warm distilled water. Now, take a neti pot and fill it with the solution you just made.
Now, stand over a sink, tilt your head on one side and squirt the solution into one of the nostril. Now, move your head back, forward and side to side. This will help the solution to reach the nasal cavities and clear them.
Finally, blow your nose to remove the excess mucus and solution. Repeat it twice a day.
Using a decongestant can also help to drain the sinuses and help you get rid of the excess mucus. Avoid those nasal sprays, consult your doctor and get a medicine.
As strange as it sounds, some cough medicines can help to thin the mucus like Vicks Formula 44 or Robitussin.
12. Improve Your Environment
Your surrounding has a lot of impact on your health. Here is what you need to take care of, especially when suffering with post nasal drip:
- Keep the humidity high.
- Stay away from allergens.
- Do not smoke.
- Skip the smog.