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What home remedy can I use for a dry inflamed nose?

What home remedy can I use for a dry inflamed nose?

Salt water rinse: Saline (salt water) nasal spray/rinse/neti pot can be very helpful for nasal irritations and congestion. After you moisten and rinse your nasal passages it may be helpful to apply ointment inside the noise to protect the nasal mucosa. ...Read more

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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 more

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What's a good home remedy for chronic nasal inflammation & congestion?

What's a good home remedy for chronic nasal inflammation & congestion?

Mentholatum: Consider vicks vaporub to chest. It has natural menthal smell in petroleum base. It causes decreased swelling in nasal passages and can decrease cough irritation also. This would be good for a cold virus. However if allergic rhinitis "allergies" consider keep windows in home and car closed, avoid pets in home, no cigarette smoking in home, and hepa filter and vacuum with hepa filter. ...Read more

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Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?

Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?

Topical steroid: Avamys is fluticasone furoate. In the us veramyst contains the same topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. They do no have the same effects or side-effects associated with androgens, muscle-building drugs commonly referred to as "steroids". Avamys helps control the allergic reaction at many points. Side-effects - pain, bleeding - are due to the irritation of the jet spray. ...Read more

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Nose that won't seem to heal for years. What would be a good home remedy to stop the nasal bleeding?

Nose that won't seem to heal for years. What would be a good home remedy to stop the nasal bleeding?

Moisturization: A dry irritated nasal lining can be painful, result in stuffiness and bleed. This is generally more common during the dry winter months, assuming you live in an area where it gets cold and dry. You can use vaseline in small amounts, ayr saline gel or ponaris nasal emollient (you may have trouble finding it but ask your pharmacist)all intranasally. If no better, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for pimple control from home?

Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for pimple control from home?

There aren't any: Herbal medicine is fascinating and many of the products are effective, especially for functional disease. However, none of the herbs can compare with scientific acne rx that's available from a scientific physician and is quite cheap, especially by today's crazy standards. Especially if the patient is a teen for whom you are caring, please do the right thing. ...Read more

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I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday.  Have congested nasal passages and drainage.  It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

Possibly viral: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops/ointment are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. The same viruses that cause pink eye can also cause upper respiratory infections, so your symptoms may be related. ...Read more

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