What Should I Do If I Have White, Sticky Nasal Discharge?

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The appearance of white, sticky mucus in the nose is likely caused by chronic rhinitis. In addition to taking medication, patients also need to clean their nasal cavity in daily life. If rhinitis is caused by allergies, it is essential to avoid the allergens. The clearing method should be gentle and not harmful to the nasal tissue, and able to remove mucus thoroughly. Method: Mix 4.5 grams of pure salt without any additives with 500 milliliters of clean warm water. Pour the mixed saltwater into a nasal wash pot. Point the spout of the pot at one nostril, tilt your head slightly to the other side, and let the water flow out through the other nostril. Remove the pot and blow your nose firmly on both sides. Repeat the same motion on the other nostril until both nasal passages are cleaned. This can prevent and treat colds, rhinitis (mechanical rhinitis may have reduced nasal wash effectiveness due to the involvement of tumor cells compared to ordinary rhinitis), nasal pharyngitis, and excessive mucus production. It can also prevent various respiratory infectious diseases such as influenza, tuberculosis, and occupational respiratory diseases like pneumoconiosis. Preventing nasal discharge begins with preventing colds. Although colds are a common and frequent illness in daily life, they can be completely prevented through reasonable measures.

Methods for Preventing Colds:

1. Soaking feet in hot water: Soak your feet in hot water (as hot as tolerable) for 15 minutes every night. Make sure the water covers your feet and that your feet turn red after soaking to prevent colds.

2. Eating raw scallions: When eating raw scallions, heat oil and pour it over finely sliced scallions. Mix with tofu or other ingredients for a refreshing and cold-preventing dish.

3. Gargling with saltwater: Gargle with diluted saltwater in the morning, evening, and after meals to remove oral bacteria. During flu outbreaks, it is especially important to gargle with saltwater, tilting your head back to allow the saltwater to thoroughly rinse your throat for better effect.

4. Cold water face wash: When washing your face, use cold water and scoop some to wash your nostrils. Gently inhale a small amount of water (being careful not to inhale too deeply to avoid choking) and then blow it out. Repeat several times.

5. Nasal groove massage: Rub your hands together until they are warm and then massage the Yingxiang point (located in the nasal groove, horizontally aligned with the midpoint of the outer edge of the nose) for about ten times. This can prevent colds and reduce nasal congestion symptoms after a cold.