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what could be causing my baby to have a dry nose?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Dry surroundings: Usually a dry environment. But do you mean inside or outside. Either way, a humidifier may help. If you mean the skin, moisturize it. If you mean inside, saline nose drops may help.

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