mucus in the nose
what is mucus in the nose?
Mucus in the nose is actually a normal phenomenon as it is a protective layer that protects the nasal mucous membranes against bacteria and viruses. However, it can become annoying if there is too much mucus in the nose, leading to sniffling.
The inside of the nose consists of sensitive tissue. The slightest influences from the inhaled air, viruses, but especially irritation by picking can already lead to damage to the mucous membrane and blood vessels, resulting in too much slime in the nose. Sometimes the excess mucus formation in the nose is drained to the back of the nose, then drips into the back of the throat. This then leads to the feeling of mucus in the throat (post nasal drip) or globus.
Which medicine helps against mucus in the nose?
A simple way to reduce this feeling of too much nasal mucus is to rinse with a salt water solution (NaCl solution).
In addition, it is possible to inhibit mucus production in the nose with the help of an anti-inflammatory or anti-allergic nasal spray.
When to contact us?
Contact the ENT doctor if the complaints of a persistent runny nose do not respond well to advice from the GP. Doing something about mucus production in the nose in time can often prevent other respiratory problems from developing.