3. Give your nose some TLC
A saline solution (nasal spray or drops) can ease stuffiness in your nose. “It prevents damage to the tissue, and it clears passages and allows the mucus to move along,” says Dr. Zed. Plus it’s perfectly safe. “Saline is inert, so you can use it as needed.” That’s an advantage over medicated nasal sprays, which can lead to rebound congestion later. You can buy a saline rinse at the drugstore, or even make it at home using pickling salt, baking soda and boiled water.