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what would you say is the very best method to cure dry nostrils causing epistaxis, also known as nosebleeds?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Probably dryness: Most likely the inside of your nose is dry assuming you're not using any intranasal medications. In some patients dryness creates an inflammatory condition so there is also congestion. Suggest saline to cleanse any mucous or crusts then sesame oil 3-4 drops each nostril if not, allergic to sesame. Do this 2-4 times daily. Compounding pharmacy might be able to get pharmaceutical grade oil- smells ok.

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