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7 healthy nose tips for allergy sufferers

Late summer and early fall are prime-time for ragweed allergy sufferers. But all that nose-blowing and wiping can lead to a painfully irritated schnoz. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to soothe your tender nose.

1. Learn the best technique

That means being careful to pat your nose, rather than rubbing or wiping. You’ll experience less friction and, thus, less skin irritation. Also, blow gently, through one nostril at a time, to reduce chafing.

2. Choose the right tissues

Tissues with fragrances or other chemicals can exacerbate irritation, especially if your skin is cracked. Instead look for soft tissues. Better yet is finding products treated with soothing aloe or lotion.

3. Moisturize frequently

Throughout the day, dab a small amount of ointment around your nostrils and any other irritated areas. For best results, do it after every time you blow your nose.

4. Dial up the steam

Steam can moisturize your skin and nasal passages, and potentially loosen up mucus, thereby allowing you to blow it out more easily. For that reason, run a shower with hot water, close the bathroom door and stay put for a few minutes. Or try drinking warm tea throughout the day. A related approach: Apply a warm compress to the bridge of your nose. That should loosen secretions.

5. Eat spicy food

You may have noticed that your nose starts running when you eat very spicy food. As it happens, that’s exactly what you want for the best nose-blowing results. So, try eating hot salsa and other spicy fare, making sure to blow your nose while the secretions are moist and fluid.

6. Try massage

You want to target the areas that affect your sinus, such as the forehead, the bridge of your nose and temples, and under the eyes. You’ll open up your nasal passages and make nose-blowing easier.

7. Install an air purifier

Reduce your exposure to allergens in your home. Use a smart air purifier with a HEPA filter, like Coway Airmega to help eliminate allergens year-round.


1Coway air purifiers has been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
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299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
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→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.

All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.

- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes

3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.

4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S

5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.

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