You've probably asked yourself that before, haven't you? With colds or allergic rhinitis, often only one nostril closed while we can breathe freely through the other. But why is that so?
That is why only one nose always closed
If you have a cold or allergy our nasal mucous membrane swells. The side of the nose that is not working at the moment, however, already fills its erectile tissue with blood and swells up a little. The combination with the swelling caused by the cold leads to the fact that our resting nostril feels particularly blocked.
What to do if the nose closes up?
Many people immediately resort to nasal spray when they have a blocked nose. However, this can be addictive. At the first signs of a cold, for example, it helps to inhale or do a nasal rinse. This allows your mucous membranes to swell gently. And don't worry, we are still able to breathe deeply - even if one nostril is closed.