National Fresh Breath Day 2022 is on Saturday, August 6, 2022: Is science a breath of fresh air in a room grown stale with religion and superstition?

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 is National Fresh Breath Day 2022. National Fresh Breath Day: Keep the Bad B. Away National Fresh Breath Day:

Is science a breath of fresh air in a room grown stale with religion and superstition?

Yes, and I also consider philosophy, and our form of government a breath of fresh air to blow away the stale nonsense of America having been a theocracy or should be a theocracy to the exclusion of all other religions.

Though you'll never hear a christian tell you they want a theocracy their actions speak louder. Why else is there freedom for Christianity to build religious buildings etc. but protest vehemently against a Muslim community center near ground zero? Our government says it's okay but you have loud and consistent protest from christians on Fox News, out in the public forum, and in Church's. One even went so far as to push for a day of national burn a Quran day.

We need more air and light to bring America into the 21st century instead of going back to the "good old days" when there was separate drinking fountains for blacks and women kept in the kitchen with their mouth shut.

300 days with no fear mongering! Don’t you love it?

300 days with no fear mongering! Don't you love it?

Nice isn't it? No bogus terror alerts, no crying about the boogy man coming. Refreshing.

How do i get rid of a stuffy nose in 3 days?

How do i get rid of a stuffy nose in 3 days?

Stuffy Nose

It doesn't take much to get a stuffy nose. With every breath you take, you subject your nasal membranes to everyday irritants such as pollen, dust, cat dander and particles of air pollution--all of which can clog things up faster than rush-hour traffic. In fact, just about any substance in the air can stuff a sensitive nose. And of course you already know what a cold can do to block up your nasal passages. Did you know that you come face-to-face with more than 100 different cold germs daily?

Well, breathe easy--or at least easier. Because there are plenty of ways to unblock that stuffiness. Here are some of the most effective.

Sniff an onion. "Basically, the only thing you get from rubbing on menthol or other decongestants is some irritation that stimulates the nose to run and unblock the stuffiness," says Venice, Florida, otolaryngologist Hueston C. King, M.D., visiting professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. "You can get the same effect from smelling an onion."

Go heavy on the spice. The cure for a stuffy nose is to make it runny, and few things make it run faster than spicy meals. "Hot and spicy foods trigger a reflex response to make your nose runny," says Gordon Raphael, M.D., an allergist and a former researcher at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland. "Eat some hot chili peppers and your nose will immediately start running." This running helps break up congestion and remove irritants that may be causing the stuffiness, adds Dr. King.

Try Mom's chicken soup. Or any other hot liquid taken from a cup. When you drink anything hot, the steam of the liquid helps unclog nasal passages, and the fluid itself helps dilute mucus in the nose and makes breathing easier, says Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D., professor of pharmacognosy at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and author of The Honest Herbal. Besides soup, hot tea with lemon and even hot water are excellent decongestants.

Hit the showers. Breathing the steam from a hot shower is probably the easiest way to cut mucus and keep it from getting thick--a common cause of stuffiness, says Douglas Holsclaw, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Center at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Run a humidifier. A humidifier certainly helps put moisture in the air, but it can be counterproductive if it also spreads water impurities, spores and germs. "Use distilled water to fill the humidifiers and you won't have impurities," advises Alvin Katz, M.D., an otolaryngologist and surgeon director at Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital in New York City. And clean the unit weekly by circulating a solution of half water, half white kitchen vinegar. The solution should be run through the unit for 10 to 15 minutes near an open window to avoid the persistence of a vinegar odor. Then discard the vinegar solution and fill the unit with fresh distilled water. The unit can run for up to, a week without cleaning again. Keeping open pans of water near the stove and radiators can also help humidify, but the water needs to be changed frequently.

If you use a decongestant spray, use it sparingly. You should use a decongestant spray no more than twice a day for a maximum of three or four days in a row, according to Gailen D. Marshall, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Then take an equal amount of time off the medication. When the relief it provides begins to wane, or when you notice that its effectiveness lasts for a shorter time, "there's a good chance you're becoming dependent, and it's time to stop," says Dr. Marshall.

Over-the-counter nasal spray decongestants are among the most potentially addictive of all drugs, Dr. Marshall says. "Person after person innocently gets hooked on them."

Among other effects, the sprays can also damage the cells lining the nose, says Stephen Goldberger, M.D., an otolaryngologist at the Grand Forks Clinic in Grand Forks, North Dakota. "The sprays can cause these cells to lose their microscopic hairs, or cilia, which are crucial for keeping the normal mucous coating in the nose moving," he says.

"It's difficult to wean yourself from nasal sprays, because the resulting congestion is so bad," Dr. Marshall says.

Spritz with saline. Unlike decongestant spray, nasal saline spray may be used indefinitely, according to Dr. Marshall. With saline versions, you just moisten the membranes in your nose, which helps you breathe easier. And you don't need to buy the spray at a pharmacy: You can mix a batch of home brew by dissolving 1/4 teaspoon of table salt and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in about eight ounces of water. With a small atomizer or nosedropper, spritz one or two droppers of the solution up your nostrils as often as necessary.

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