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6 Ways to Soothe Nasal Congestion with Moisture

You can combat nasal congestion.

Dealing with nasal congestion can make life miserable. It’s hard to breathe, sleep, or even taste your food. Over-the-counter decongestants are one option for relieving nasal congestion. And antihistamines can help if allergies are responsible for your symptoms. But there are other strategies you can use to combat congestion and breathe easier. Using moisture and humidity is one of the most effective.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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