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

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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