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Herbal Home Remedies For Dry Inflamed Nasal Passages
Nasal passages are crusty/scabby, dry, sore. 3 weeks now. Mucos is blood-tinted & hard. Uncomfortable and painful. What is it the treatment for this?
Humidifier: In room may help, steroid spray prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
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
Any change in temperature or humidity makes my ears 'pop open' after a couple of hours. A 'misty' mucous forms in my nasal passages. Any 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?
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
What do you suggest if my nasal passages are almost always swollen shut or clogged. Any home remedies or explain why?
Congestion: Do you have allergies? Have you tried a neti pot? ...Read more
Can long term extreme dehydration cause long term dry scape, inflamed nasal passages and congestion?
Yes: Long term dehydration can always have dire consequences. If you see extreme dehydration, the consequences can only be even more serious. Dehydration can cause dry mucous membranes. And does membranes when they get to dry, be easy to get irritated and inflamed. Congestion can follow any kind of inflammation. If you or anyone you know has, "extreme dehydration", go to the closest Emergency room. ...Read more
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 more
I have empty nasal syndrome, what is the best solution to keep nasal passage wet? Its getting dry and block often.
Irrigate: I assume that by saying empty nasal syndrome you mean that you have had multiple sinus surgeries and have chronic nasal crusting and dryness. Unfortunately that is a consequence of outdated sinus surgery, though at the time this was thought to be the best modality. Irrigating often with a high flow saline irrigation, much more than simple ocean spray is typically quite helpful. I like the neilmed system that can be purchased from the grocery store and is inexpensive. Seeing your physician and considering adding pulmicort, something typically used to treat asthma or emphysema by inhalation into the lungs can be quite helpful with this condition. ...Read more
Nasal Saline: For dry nasal mucosa nasal saline can be helpful particularly as we move into the drier months of the year. Also, one should review the medications they are using to make sure nasal dryness is not one of the side effects. ...Read more
I have had a nasal drip from my left nasal passage steadily (though with dry periods) over the last several days. How to stop this?
Several suggestions: If it is just over the last few days then otc sudafed and older drying antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help. This time of year start to see tree pollen allergy so allergy meds may help. If unilateral watery drainage continues then possible spinal fluid leak from sinuses so would need ENT eval. ...Read more
In winter my nasal passages get extremely dry at night if humidifier is off, but my wife seems unaffected by dry air. Why might I be more sensitive?
Men are from Mars!: Seriously, from a physiological or allergic point of view, it can be safely said that no two humans are alike, let alone a married couple. If you are already more prone to allergies, it is a given that you would react more to environmental changes such as dryness or humidity. If your wife doesn't mind humidity at night, you are better off than couples who race to adjust thermostats all night. ...Read more
My nasal passages are so constricted most of the time that I can't breath through my nose. I'm not stuffed up with mucus, my nose is dry.
Can a dry nasal passage cause nostril pain (somewhat deep inside the nose) to the point of uncomfortabilty and the need for an OTC painkiller?
Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too?
Ans: Well smoking can lead to sinus issues and this sounds like what you may have. You can try steaming but you sound like might have an infection so perhaps best to see your doctor ...Read more
Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?
Nasal passages have been dry and cracked and keep getting worse have tried Vaseline and triple antibiotic ointment. Neither have helped?
I have flat, dry, & hard scab-like "boogers" that form only on my septum up inside my nose with horrible nasal passage congestion for months now. Help?
Dry nasal crusting: Greetings. Fancy words for "boogers". These episodes happen from xcessive dryness. Saline nasal spray and AYR gel may be the answer. Sleep with a humidifier and drink more water. If these suggestions fail to resolve the issues, see your ENT. An antibiotic covering Staph may be needed. ...Read more
What to do about dry nasal passages? I have used nasal sprain walgreens ocean spray and still dry for a month off and on. I do have indoor allergies.
Try the following: You can apply vaseline on a qtip to the inside of the nose a couple of time a day. If that does not work, try ponaris (its available online if you can't find over the counter) it is pretty potent and works well when other ointments don't work. The best way to apply it is also with a qtip. ...Read more
Been feeling dizzy/lighthead off and on for past week. Nasal passages dry, throats dry, but head feels a little stuffy and ear full off and on. 34yo f?
Allergies: Dizziness and your other symptoms could occur with allergies, ear infections or other inner year issues, or less likely sinus problems. I might try some allergy meds like Flonase or something similar and possibly a Claritin type medication for 5 to 7 days and if no better see a medical provider. If you are running fevers or other new symptoms occur, you may need to see a medical provider sooner ...Read more