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Dry Swollen Nasal Passages
Nasal saline spray: The first thing to try is simple nasal saline spray which you can get over-the-counter. Use it as directed. Also, there are some brands of "saline nasal gel" which can be sprayed or applied with a cotton swab to your nasal membranes. You might have allergic rhinitis or possibly some other underlying disorder causing the dryness. See your provider within a few days if the saline doesn't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too ?
My nose gets really dry; the passages appear to be red and swollen. What can I do to remedy this? I've tried nose sprays; they make things worse.
Saline nose spray: Dry nasal passages can be due to dry ambient air in the home (get humidifier), meds (even non prescription, check with doc), dehydration (stay well hydrated). Can try nasal saline sprays (watch out for neti pots, some cases of fatal fungal infections-must be very clean). Avoid otc decongestant sprays (have rebound effect, habit forming, cause other problems). No relief: see md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my nasal passages are almost always swollen shut or clogged. any home remedies or explain why?
Chest X-ray was normal and clear. Dr said my nasal passages were irritated and swollen. I was healthy no issues prior to all of this. I am scared of it turning into something bad. Is that possible?
My nose is only dry on the right side i try nasal spray even wetting the inside with water and when i look inside my nose it seems as if it's swollen?
Swollen, dry nose: Greetings. The dryness inside your nose may be due to rhinitis and your inner nasal anatomy. A deviated nasal septum, turbinate enlargement or even a subtle bacterial overgrowth in the front of your nose could be responsible for your troubles. Saline nasal spray and an OTC topical nasal gel may help. It may be worth a trip to see your ENT doctor to have a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more
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