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Is it possible for saline nose spray to make my nose even drier?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: Saline too drying?

Saline nasal sprays usually have a salt content equal to our body's tissues and can provide much needed moisture.
However, if the lining of the nose is inflamed & sensitive, saline can be irritating and make it feel even drier. Occasionally doctors prescribe Hypertonic Saline with a salt content greater than the body's tissues; in some, this higher salt content could "dehydrate" the nasal lining.

In brief: Saline too drying?

Saline nasal sprays usually have a salt content equal to our body's tissues and can provide much needed moisture.
However, if the lining of the nose is inflamed & sensitive, saline can be irritating and make it feel even drier. Occasionally doctors prescribe Hypertonic Saline with a salt content greater than the body's tissues; in some, this higher salt content could "dehydrate" the nasal lining.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

The Hypertonic Saline nasal sprays can cause increased drying.
They come in two flavors: isotonic and hypertonic.

In brief: Yes

The Hypertonic Saline nasal sprays can cause increased drying.
They come in two flavors: isotonic and hypertonic.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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