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Doctor insights on: Herbal Home Remedies For Dry Inflamed Nasal Passages

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...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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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?

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?

A decongestive: Oral medication can help (anti-histamine /decongestive eg Xyrtec D) as well as a NASAL spray like AFRIN!

Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
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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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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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Can long term extreme dehydration cause long term dry scape, inflamed nasal passages and congestion?

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

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What will help dry swollen nasal passages? & what causes this?

What will help dry swollen nasal passages? & what causes this?

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

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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

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How to cure dry nasal passages from allergies?

How to cure dry nasal passages from allergies?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have swollen dry nasal passage. No mucus. Cannot breathe. Please advise.

Nasolaryngoscopy: Your doc can look inside with a small endoscope. Probably you are a candidate for nasal steroids and "ocean spray".

You want to have it checked with your doc. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Stuffy nose: Is this a recent event or a chronic one? Try humming and lots of green tea with lemon and honey. This can get lazy nasal cilia moving and these drain the nose of bacteria and dust.
see www. Grossaninstitute. Com for more details. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too?

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

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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Difficult: First, why do you have nasal ulcers? How do you know you have bronchitis, which is predominantly a viral infection.? You can develop cough from post-nasal drip if you have congested or infected sinuses. But why not see a doctor and get this worked out? ...Read more

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Nasal passages have been dry and cracked and keep getting worse have tried Vaseline and triple antibiotic ointment. Neither have helped?

Nasal passages have been dry and cracked and keep getting worse have tried Vaseline and triple antibiotic ointment. Neither have helped?

Try humidification: Perhaps your environment is too dry. Our homes can have very low humidity in the winter. Try saline sprays intermittently and a cool mist vaporizer at night when sleeping to add back some moisture. Call your physician if you experience pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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