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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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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 my nasal passage being swollen cause my ua WBC to be up a little bit.

Can my nasal passage being swollen cause my ua WBC to be up a little bit.

Here are some...: Your concern in a little high WBC in urinalysis (UA) from antiacid, steroid, nasal passage, etc. is really beyond what we know in knowledge and reality. Please collect and bring these Qs to your doctor ordering UA for further elaboration. Endless online inquiry may furher deepen your anxiety. ...Read more

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Why are my nasal passages always swollen and what can I do about it?

Why are my nasal passages always swollen and what can I do about it?

I do not know: Maybe you have a chronic allergic rhinitis. See a dr. To get diagnosed as there are several medications that can help you. Best wishes. ...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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Swollen irritated nasal passages/turbinates for 11 weeks now out of the blue. Nothing helping. No mucous. Nasal and oral steroids, neti-pot no help!

Swollen  irritated nasal passages/turbinates for 11 weeks now out of the blue. Nothing helping. No mucous. Nasal and oral steroids, neti-pot no help!

ENT consult: If you have had these nasal issues for the past 11 weeks you will need definitive nasopharyngoscopy ( direct visualization of the sinuses, throat and vocal cords.; 11 weeks is entirely too long. You may want to seek a second opinion with scoping. ...Read more