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Dry nose

Dry nose

Dryness of the nose is a common symptom of certain unfavourable environmental conditions and can also be a side effect of medications. The nose requires a specific humidity level, and extremely hot or dry situations can affect the dry nose.

Some of these common symptoms include:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Sinus pain or pressure
  • Nosebleeds
  • Dry nose
  • Dry mouth

Common causes of dry nose

Environmental conditions that lack humidness commonly cause dry nose and include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Desert climate
  • Indoor heating (forced air or radiant delivery)
  • Sauna without steam

Other causes of the dry nose includes –

  • Medicines, such as decongestants, antihistamines and anticholinergics
  • Misuse of nasal sprays
  • Sjogren’s syndrome

Your doctor may prescribe:

  • Antibiotics for acute or chronic sinusitis
  • Treatment for your Sjögren syndrome

How are dry sinuses treated?

  • During the night, place a humidifier in your bedroom to keep the air from getting too dry
  • Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water
  • Get some fresh air
  • Remove all kinds of allergens and irritants from your environment
  • Use of nasal spray to hydrate and lubricate your nasal passages
  • Hot water bath and inhale the steam
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