what is a dry nose?
A dry nose can sometimes be quite painful, because 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 drying out of the nose.
Which medicine works against a dry nose?
It can help to keep the nose oily with a greasy ointment.
What possible conditions can cause a dry nose?
This is an autoimmune disease in which the fluid secreting glands become inflamed and the mucous membranes dry out. This is often accompanied by complaints of dry eyes and mouth. There are also often swollen salivary glands and joint complaints.
When to contact the ENT doctor?
As mentioned, most complaints of a dry nose will disappear with the measures mentioned above. If the symptoms persist, it may be wise to consult a doctor. Since one also need the right instruments for a good assessment of the nose, the ENT doctor quickly comes into the picture for the treatment of your dry nose that does not respond well to the advice of the GP. Getting something done about a dry nose early often prevents the development of a dry throat.