Gently blowing your nose is the first step toward making yourself feel better. You should also try placing a mentholated salve under your nose. Menthol is widely known to help open up nasal passages. It also contains a mild numbing agent which can help relieve pain if you’ve rubbed your nose raw.
Switch it up
A change in temperature can also help clear out your nasal packages. Applying a warm washcloth or a cold ice pack to the bridge of your nose can help make you feel more comfortable. Drinking warm liquids can have the same effect. A hot shower or bath will help moisturize and drain your nasal passages, while simultaneously relaxing you and making you more comfortable.