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What does dry sinuses mean?

What does dry sinuses mean?

See below: Justin: Sinus or sinusitis is an overused term, without a uniform connotation. Dry air can dry out the mucus membrane of the nose and cause a sensation of burning, especially if you do not make enough mucus. Dry air by itself does not cause sinusitis. Bacterial infection in the sinuses may require antibiotic treatment. Seeing your doctor would be prudent to settle the issue. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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What does it mean if I have extremely dry sinuses with no mucus? It is so dry that it's annoying.

What does it mean if I have extremely dry sinuses with no mucus? It is so dry that it's annoying.

See an ENT surgeon.: It is not clear as to what exact symptoms do you have. However since the symptoms already annoying, you should go to an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

Drink H2O flush nose: Make sure you are drinking enough water and not taking medications that will dry out your mucous membranes. Nasal flushing with a mixture of saline and baking soda can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What should I do for dry sinuses and sinus pressure?

What should I do for dry sinuses and sinus pressure?

Sinus pressure: The most effective and least invasive method for sinus care is the neil med squeeze bottle. Use one packet of salt in warm water -- bottled, not tap! -- and follow the instructions. This will moisturize your sinuses as well as clean them out. You can use it up to 4-5 times per day. There are also moisturizing prescription nasal sprays. Consult ENT if you have persistent infections. ...Read more

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Can you still have dry sinuses and sinus infection at same time?

Can you still have dry sinuses and sinus infection at same time?

See below: Sinus or sinusitis is an overused term, without a uniform connotation. Dry air can dry out the mucus membrane of the nose and cause a sensation of burning, especially if you do not make enough mucus. Dry air by itself does not cause sinusitis. Bacterial infection in the sinuses may require antibiotic treatment. Seeing your doctor would be prudent to settle the issue. ...Read more

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Woke up and my right nostril to bridge is burning can it be dry sinuses?

Woke up and my right nostril to bridge is burning can it be dry sinuses?

Yes it might.. : You can try normal saline drops to your nares before sleep to see if it helps. I noticed that you are on pain meds and have a history of GERD. You should be on medicine to protect your stomach as well. Sometimes severe GERD can result in sinusitis - may explain your Sx! Also try sleeping with 2 -3 pillows so that you are at an 30 D angle when you sleep. You should see an ENT doc if this persists! ...Read more

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Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens? What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units

Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens?  What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units

Humidifier: Anything that moistens mucus membranes will be helpful. Humidifier is a great tool. Not much difference between cool mist or lukewarm mist humidifier, more so the matter of preference and comfort. I like lukewarm slightly better, though. ...Read more

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I have been having a really dry sore like throat every night this week and dry sinuses in the back if my throat as well, what could be the cause?

I have been having a really dry sore like throat every night this week  and dry sinuses in the back if my throat as well, what could be the cause?

Dry air: Probably the most common cause of those symptoms is dry air. This is very common in cold weather. You could try a room humidifier. Also, for the nose, one of my favorite remedies is nasal saline gel. It is sold over the counter. You apply a small amount to the inside of the nose at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is smelling smoke a symptom of a brain tumor a myth? Had CT scan 2 years ago for phantom smells. Everything normal. Now constant smell of smoke x2 days. Dry sinuses? No other neuro symptoms.

Is smelling smoke a symptom of a brain tumor a myth? Had CT scan 2 years ago for phantom smells. Everything normal. Now constant smell of smoke x2 days. Dry sinuses? No other neuro symptoms.

See your PCP: Myth, or no myth, it warrants further investigation. Smelling unusual smells that aren't present like smoke is not normal. So the first person to start a dialogue with is your pcp. S/he will be able to advise you further, and provide a referral to see a neurologist, if that's needed. Right now it needs to be documented, especially if you're smelling it full-time. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dry sinuses? I have sore throat. Seems like dryness in nose too

What are symptoms of dry sinuses?  I have sore throat. Seems like dryness in nose too

No typical symptom: Try irrigating the nose twice a day with rinse like nettie pot or something similar and using a saline spray a few times a day like ocean--this should really help symptoms when used for a week or more---i do this myself. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is good for dry air sinuses?

Humidification: The lining of the nasal passageways and the sinuses are the same and need adequate hydration. Drinking water, humidification, saline nasal rinses are all helpful. Best to see youtr otolaryngologis for an exam. ...Read more

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Dry nose, painful sinuses and ears. I need relief I've tried everything. Problem.I've had all my life. Have had tests done, scans. I'm miserable.

Dry nose, painful sinuses and ears. I need relief I've tried everything. Problem.I've had all my life. Have had tests done, scans. I'm miserable.

Ear Nose Throat Dr.: See an ear nose throat doctor (ENT, otolaryngologist) and that doctor should be able to help you out. In the meantime, try saline nasal spray, one spray four times daily, try to use a personal humidifier to keep the air you breath humid, clean your air ducts and change home air filters monthly. You can try a Neti-pot as well to see if that helps. Drink more water or herbal tea. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

What are good ways for me to  fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help. ...Read more

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I have odd smells in nose n odd tastes in mouth dry eyes and sinuses?

I have odd smells in nose n odd tastes in mouth dry eyes and sinuses?

Dry mucous membranes: When the mouth or nose gets dry normally present bacteria types can change which in turn may effect taste and smell. Some medications and allergies can cause these findings as well. An autoimmune process called Sjogren's can do this and can be serious. Taste and smell changes can occur if the hippocampus part of the brain is disrupted. You should see your doctor and be examined and tested. ...Read more

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What can I take/do to dry up my sinuses quickly after having the flu to get rid of a post-nasal drip caused cough without seeing a doctor?

What can I take/do to dry up my sinuses quickly after having the flu to get rid of a post-nasal drip caused cough without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If you don't have an allergic condition, you may well have a sinusitis infection if these symptoms have gone on for more than 10 days. Try saline irrigation to see if it helps. If not, you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I took doxycycline for an ear infection. been off it for bout 3 days. I have had bad side effects of dry throat and sinuses I think. Could this be rig?

I took doxycycline for an ear infection. been off it for bout 3 days. I have had bad side effects of dry throat and sinuses I think. Could this be rig?

These r not: side effects of Doxycycline. These symptoms are likely related to the virus that caused your ear pain. All should pass in a few days. If not, return to ur doc. ...Read more