1. Hot Bath
A person can likely get some of the benefits of steam inhalation while soaking in a hot bath.
Resting in a hot bath will naturally lead to inhaling some steam, while also helping to relax the muscles of the body.
2. Drink Plenty Of Fluids
Drinking fluids and staying hydrated when dealing with a runny nose can be helpful if you also have symptoms of nasal congestion.
This ensures that mucus in your sinuses thins out to a runny consistency and is easy for you to expel. Otherwise, it may be thick and sticky, which congests the nose even further.
Avoid beverages that dehydrate rather than hydrate. This includes drinks like coffee and alcoholic beverages.
3. Apply A Warm Compress
Putting a warm compress over your nose and forehead can help relieve sinus pressure and congestion. If you don’t have a compress, try moistening a washcloth with warm water and applying it to your face several times a day. This will help relieve nasal congestion and help stop your runny nose.
4. Try an Extra Pillow Under Your Head
Do this at night when you sleep to help relieve congested nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, place the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope.
5. Put Hot Packs on Your Sinuses
You can buy reusable ones at a drugstore. Or make your own.
Take a damp washcloth and heat it for 30 seconds in a microwave. Test the temperature first to make sure it’s right for you.