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Dr. Valencia Porter
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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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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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Dr. Roshni Patel
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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

Not much you can do: With nasal steroids you can reduce the size, with decongestant you can reduce the swelling and with the allergy treatment you can prevent the recurrences. Nasal surgery is needed to remove the polyp. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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I get gas in my stomach/intestines and if it doesn't get out the usual way it comes up through my nasal passage. Is there treatment?

I get gas in my stomach/intestines and if it doesn't get out the usual way it comes up  through my nasal passage.  Is there treatment?

Gerd: This can be gastritis gerd or other GI issues recommend seeing your pcp or GI doctor to begin work up and get you proper medications. ...Read more

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