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What Is The Best Treatment For Nose Rubbing
Depends on cause: Nasal rubbing due to itching is often due to allergies. Allergies can cause inflamed tissues in the nose which can results in bleeding. Treatment of the nasal inflammation with prescription medication can improve both symptoms. Infections in the nose of sinuses could also cause rubbing or bleeding. ...Read more
Saline solution: Are very cheap. Apply that on the nose, topically or use a spray mist, dry it with fresh q tips and coat your nostril with aquaphor ointment, vaseline or a & d ointment. May repeat as often as needed. At times you may need allergy med or prescription nose spray if severe. Steaming up the bathroom help loosen up very stuffed up nose especially the little babies. Breathe better after a shower, right? ...Read more
Allergy...: Your symptoms are likely related to allergy. You may be having bronchospasm as well as nasal allergy symptoms. There are prescription inhalers as well as nasal sprays that may help so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. You may need to see an allergist for testing to see what you are allergic to so that avoidance, if possible, can be done. If you smoke, smoking cessation is imperative. ...Read more
I have what seems rosacea..red patches on forehead & sides of nose. Quite dry in places. What is the best treatment?
Consultation: Consult with a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. There are topical treatments that can be used but a diagnosis has to be done first. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Depends: Clear runny nose (called rhinorrhea) can be related to a cold in which case it will resolve on it's own within 7-10 days. Prolonged clear runny nose could be an allergy. If that's the case, it should respond well to a new generation antihistamine such as zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. Each of these comes as a syrup. If it doesn't respond, a physician can assist in evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dry rash underneath my nose on my upper lip. What is the best treatment for it? It happens every few months -- goes away and comes back.
Anticholinergic: Acute running upon exposure to cold air is a very common response. If the symptoms are self limited and not bothersome no treatment is indicated. You can try to lesson response by placing scarf over mouth to warm air while you are exposed. If conservative measures don't work drying agents like ipratropium bromide nasal spray can be used as needed to dry up nasal secretions acutely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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