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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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Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called dry air nasal irritation. What is that?

Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called dry air nasal irritation. What is that?

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

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for dry air nasal irritation?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for dry air nasal irritation?

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

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Can an overdose of avamys cause nasal irritation?

Can an overdose of avamys cause nasal irritation?

Probably: Anything used in excess can irritate your nose. There is no reason to use nasal steroid in much higher doses than recommended. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anosmia, but have nasal irritation to strong odors?

Is it possible to have anosmia, but have nasal irritation to strong odors?

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

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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?

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?

Sinusitis?: Why in heavens name would you undergo multiple cts of the sinuses? This illness is diagnosed clinically and should not require imaging which could have long-term negative implications. You may be having allergic manifestations rather than infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I get rid of the redness, irritation, and dry skin around my nose?

How can I get rid of the redness, irritation, and dry skin around my nose?

OTC Steroid Cream: One place to start would be to apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream from the store. Because this is your face, i would be very conservative whenever using steroid, so only apply it once a day. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Blows out nose: When you sneeze you expel air from nose and mouth. When the nose is irritated, it causes you to sneeze, to expel the culprit. This could be pollen, pollution, or a doctor trying to examine your nose. ...Read more

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