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How Do I Avoid Developing Dry Air Nasal Irritation
Dry air symptoms: Dry air, i.e. Air with low humidity, causes excessive drying of the mucous membranes of the nose and respiratory passages during normal breathing. This drying leads to itching, and then when you start scratching or picking at it, it may bleed; it also builds up excessive mucous which gets stuck as it is dryed out. The treatment is humidification and vaseline to protect the nasal membrane. ...Read more
Dry air: Ttreatments involve moisturization like nasal saline spray. Another product, nasal saline gel may work better. Ponaris nasal emollient may help. Really no disadvantages other than possible bad taste or cost of meds. Also try humidifier. Avoid source of dry air if possible. Dont use a dehumidifier in home. Try to use less heat during winter. ...Read more
Absolutely: Those 2 functions are carried out by 2 different nerves in your head so, yes, you can be missing out on things like flowers and food aromas but perfectly able to sense ammonia and perfume. This can happen after head trauma or with certain sinonasal diseases but is often the after effect of a virus. Get to an ENT doc who can examine your nose and face then formally test your smell sense. ...Read more
I often feel nasal irritation and congestion, sinus CT always comes clear, can a person have infection at back of nasal airways, withou sinus infection?
What is the best cream to apply on a dry red nose after blowing and wiping it because of a cold? Is vaseline good for the relief from irritation?
Several options: Vaseline is not a bad choice, but it basically just provides a barrier. Can also consider zinc oxide or an otc Hydrocortisone cream. Generally things will improve within a little time after the runny, stuffy nose resolves. Consider also a nasal decongestant to reduce the need to blow and wipe your nose. ...Read more
When I sneeze, air's expelled from my mouth, not nose. Yet, the tickle's gone after 1 or 2 sneezes. How does sneezing remove the irritation?
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