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How do I avoid developing dry air nasal irritation?

How do I avoid developing dry air nasal irritation?

Moisture: Humidification in the home, the bedroom, and directly on the nasal mucosa with saline nasal spray or saline nasal gel. This is generally a bigger problem when the relative humidity is lower ie. Winter months. ...Read more

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I suffer from asthma, and sleep apnea. I brought a air purifier to remove smoke from neighbors. Now my sinuses are dry even after using saline. Help!!

I suffer from asthma, and sleep apnea. I brought a air purifier to remove smoke from neighbors. Now my sinuses are dry even after using saline. Help!!

Room humidifier/meds: are you taking any antihistamine medication? I suggest a room humidifier to help and steam showers 4 times daily- deeply inhale the steam. Stop any and all antihistamines and review current meds with your physician ...Read more

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I'm prone 2 sinusitis & alergys. I live in a windy dry climate. What can I do besides keep taking amoxicillan?

I'm prone 2 sinusitis & alergys. I live in a windy dry climate. What can I do besides keep taking amoxicillan?

Chroinc sinusitis: See an allergist to test for allergy and optimize treatment. Patient with severe allergic rhinitis gets chronic sinusitis due to obstruction of the outflow tracts of paranasal sinuses. ...Read more

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How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

Air conditioning: An air conditioner is a great start. A hepa air purifier can also help. You don't need both. Eliminate all smoking from your home environment including candles & fireplaces. An electric range is preferable to gas. Limit use of aerosol sprays in the home. When you clean ventilate well with open windows & wear eye protection. Wear close fitting sunglasses when venturing outdoors. Avoid smog. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe an extremely dry nose? I've tried saline sprays and almond oil and I'm still having bleeding and dryness.

What can I do to soothe an extremely dry nose? I've tried saline sprays and almond oil and I'm still having bleeding and dryness.

Some other things: You can try some vaseline at the very front of the nose, just inside the nostrils and make sure your home/office humidity is reasonable, like in the range of 35-45%. Stay hydrated too. ...Read more

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Get sinus infections every winter from dry air. Would personal steamers help? Is it bad to use them?

Get sinus infections every winter from dry air. Would personal steamers help? Is it bad to use them?

Ok: If you are using the steamer just for 15 minutes 2 to 3 x daily, you may be able to reduce the risk for sinusitis (not scientifically proven however). If you use the steamer continuously especially in the bedroom, it may encourage mold and dust mite growth. If you choose to use a humidifier, make sure the relative humidity does not exceed 50% and the container gets cleaned to prevent mold growth ...Read more

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What may be causing my persistent anal itch? I have tried using baby wipes to be sure i'm clean after using the bathroom, cornstarch baby powder to keep area dry, sleeping without underwear to allow the area to breathe. I also used eucerin cream which mad

What may be causing my persistent anal itch? I have tried using baby wipes to be sure i'm clean after using the bathroom, cornstarch baby powder to keep area dry, sleeping without underwear to allow the area to breathe. I also used eucerin cream which mad

THe most: Common cause of anal itching especially if it wakes you from your sleep is caffeine followed by excess perspiration. Do not use witch hazel or baby wipes with lanolin! cut out all caffeine and use corn starch powder on your bottom when getting dressed and whenever you feel dampness or itching in that area. Avoid petroleum based creams of any kind. ...Read more

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Pea sized amount of vaseline 1-2x daily good idea to help nostril recover from dry air which was causing nosebleeds? How far up the nose to lube?

Pea sized amount of vaseline 1-2x daily good idea to help nostril recover from dry air which was causing nosebleeds?  How far up the nose to lube?

Yes vaseline is good: It is very useful to apply Vaseline to the dry skin. In the nose areas you can apply it with your finger tip which can go up the nostrils for about 1/2 inch before it becomes uncomfortable, then you stop right there and gently rub it to spread the moisture around.. ...Read more

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How do i get rid of post nasal drip and dry it out back there? ive tried salt water, sinus rinse,nose spray, steam and wet just isnt working. help!

How do i get rid of post nasal drip and dry it out back there? ive tried salt water, sinus rinse,nose spray, steam and wet just isnt working. help!

Pollen: I just checked the US pollen map and Levittown is having the highest counts in the country right now, so I suspect this is a seasonal problem. nasal steroid spray daily and antihistamine like allegra, claritin, zyrtec will be first line and if that fails see an allergist. other causes are vasomotor rhinitis, nasal esosinophilia and aspirin allergy and nasal polyps. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent post-nasal drip from allergies? Happens especially at night.

What can I do to prevent post-nasal drip from allergies? Happens especially at night.

Antihistamines: Antihistamines help reduce allergy induced post nasal drip. Other ways to treat allergies in general: 1. Avoidance measure 2. Steroid nasal sprays 3. Decongestants 4. Antihistamine nasal sprays 5. Cromolyn sprays 6. Anticholinergic sprays 7. Saline sprays 8. Allergy shots. ...Read more

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I get white blisters/skin issues in my mouth, around inside of lips, due inhalor use even i rinse mouth afterwards, any other solution to inhalor?

I get white blisters/skin issues in my mouth, around inside of lips, due inhalor use even  i rinse mouth afterwards, any other solution to inhalor?

Candida infection: see a dentist about this. Candida infections are common in people who use inhalers. There are also many other causes for mouth blisters including allergic reactions or sensitivity to foods or your toothpaste. Your dentist can help determine what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent dry sockets from occurring?

Dry Socket: The absolute best way to prevent dry socket is by not creating negative pressure in your mouth. Use of a straw and smoking anything will pull on the healing clot, disloging it creating a dry, or empty socket. Also do not rinse your mouth the day of he extraction. After 24 hours rinse gently and often with warm not hot salt water. This will really speed up healing, and help clense the site. ...Read more

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I heard that swimming can dry your skin due to the chlorine in it. Why do ppl hate getting drying skin?

I heard that swimming can dry your skin due to the chlorine in it. Why do ppl hate getting drying skin?

Most people don't: Like it when thier skin becomes severely dry. Dryness can be unattractive. Dryness can cause itching, burning skin and sometimes the skin might crack or bleed. ...Read more