Home remedy to treat dry nose

Firstly, you need to understand that whilst your nose is in this condition you should avoid touching it. One factor that could be responsible for your nose being in this condition is that you are probably in a place with very low humidity causing the skin of the nose to dry out. Your nose could also be likely to be affected by dryness and soreness, due to the possibility that the skin within your nose has become tender and sore. This can happen sometimes when you have had to blow your nose frequently after being affected by a cold.

The best thing to do at this time is to moisturize the skin within your nose; however, this can get quite complicated and awkward, therefore, you may have to attempt something unique. Under normal circumstances you would need to use easily available ointments and creams to moisturize the skin. However, in this case you cannot use them as it would mean, having to pour it into your nose which may be harmful. Therefore, the ideal option would be to induce your nose to secrete its own oils. In the event that you are unable to do this, you can then opt for an external element to moisturize the skin. The first thing to do is to opt for steaming which is a fairly simple process. You will need to boil water in a vessel. Once the water has been boiled sufficiently, all you need to do is to inhale the steam. You can even use a steamer or similar apparatus that you can find in your kitchen, which releases steam. There are two benefits in opting for this procedure. Whilst you will obtain instant relief from the pain, you will also gain from the moisturizing effect of the steam which will relieve the symptoms of soreness. Your pores will open out as well, thus driving out any obstructions.

In the event that none of these preceding options succeed, you can then consider external moisturizing agents. Do remember to clean the affected areas inside your nose before applying any sort of cream or ointment. Failure to do so may lead to the possibility of bacterial infection. Use only water to clean the affected area. You can take a ball of cotton, dipped in regular water and gently dab the internal part of the nostrils. No sooner you are done with this process, take some tea tree oil, which is diluted in a base oil such as coconut or olive oil and dab the insides of your nose. This should ensure that your nose remains bacteria free.

answered by G M

Drugs are the major culprits behind a dry nose. Lowering humidity also causes a dry nose, which is itchy and painful. Try these tips at home:

  • Isotonic sodium chloride in the form of a nasal spray or nose rinse is a commonly used remedy.
  • Hydration works out in a better manner than topical application. Drink lots of water.
  • Put a folded wet wash cloth in the microwave for about 20 seconds and hold it over your nose.
  • Use a humidifier.
  • Apply a moisturiser cream inside your nostrils, with the advice of your physician.
  • Steam inhalation with vicks is helpful.


answered by r k

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