Mucus is one of those things that everyone says “blah” to. I really can’t blame anyone for that as it’s a little gross looking and pretty nasty to talk about to be honest, but let’s give it a shot, shal we?
See, mucus is what you can find in your nose whenever you have a runny nose. It’s that transparent, gel like substance that you blow out when you got a cold. Usually, mucus has no color although it can get a little yellowish if you get an infection or something.
As a tip, I can tell you, that the more yellow the mucus is, the more dangerous your infection is, so generally speaking, if you blow your nose and look at your cleanex, you’ll see what color it is.
Also, if you have an infection, you’ll notice that your mucus will get thicker as well. Normally it’s pretty thin and easy to blow out, but when it’s thicker, you’ll have a hard time clearing out your nose.
How to get rid of mucus?
Well, we need a little bit of mucus just to keep the inside of our nose a little moist. When it gets too dry, it burns, so, don’t attempt to dry out your nose completely.
What if you get too much of it? Well, then it depends what the reason for the mucus infection is. It can be a flu, it can be a cold, you can have lots of snot produced if it’s too cold, so the “treatment” depends on the reason.
Most of the time, you don’t even treat it very much because it won’t make much of a difference. The one thing you can do is being very delicate with how you blow your nose. If you press your tissue too hard, you’ll rub the top layer of your skin off and your nose will get red, raw and it will hurt each time you touch it.
Fortunately, you can get cleanexes that will have some type of an ointment put on them which will make the tissue nicer on your nose.
Another tip that’s good to use is making sure you blow your nose using a clean cleanex each time. Some people think that this is a bit expensive, but it’s worth it if you think about it. I mean, if you clean your nose properly, you can slash your recovery time in a half.
Mucus is a natural thing to have inside your nose. When too much of it gets produced, you can get rid of it using the tips above. They seem easy and simple to implement, but don’t underestimate them. They are good.