As the Facebook meme famously said, “When I get blocked nose, I think about times when my nose
wasn’t blocked and how I took it for granted”. I think we can all agree that blocked noses are one of
the most annoying things that happened to mankind.
Jokes aside, nasal congestion is not just about the discomfort it causes. If you do not identify the
exact cause of nasal congestion, it might have some severe consequences.
Nasal congestion may be caused by something as casual as the Cold or something as severe as Sleep
Apnea. It is important to identify the cause and treat it accordingly. Nasal congestion is just a
symptom. Consult your doctor to eliminate the root cause rather than the symptom. If it’s an adult
or an adolescent, nasal congestion due to a cold or an allergy is nothing to be worried about. In the
case of an infant though, it might interfere with breastfeeding and could eventually cause serious
While there are various forms of decongestants available, Nasal sprays are the most effective in
crossing the blood-brain barrier. There are different types of nasal sprays , such as Antihistamine
sprays, Corticosteroid sprays, Saline sprays and topical decongestant sprays etc. Each of these
sprays has a unique purpose and a time limit on their usage. Overusing nasal sprays come with a
different set of problems that are extremely unpleasant. So make sure to choose the right kind of
spray according to the user’s age group and condition.
If you have a respiratory illness or a kid at home, chances are, you will need nasal sprays at your
disposal, at all times, thanks to the changing climate in New Zealand. If you aren’t too keen on using
nasal sprays, resort to nasal drops. If you have trouble finding these nasal decongestants in a
without moving a muscle.