30 Jun Home Remedies for Relieving a Dry Nose
When the nose is dry, it feels uncomfortable because of the general lack of moisture inside the nasal cavities.
Environmental conditions such as indoor heating and cooling systems, low humidity or dryness, heat, etc. are commonly responsible for nasal dryness.
It may also be a common side-effect from the use of certain medication. Whether it’s a cold or allergies, the symptoms are similar; often sneezing, coughing, congestion, and so on.
Fortunately, there are several remedies that can help you treat dry nose at home.
Following are home remedies for relieving a dry nose:
Try sleeping with a dry mist humidifier in close proximity of the bedroom’s center. Bedroom humidifiers come in two types. There is a relatively expensive self-sterilizing unit and then there is a more reasonably-priced humidifier which requires regular cleaning. Choose the one that best suits your budget.
Smear your fingertip with a fine layer of petroleum jelly and apply it to the inside lining of your nose. Use this home remedy to keep your nose moisturized but remember to use only small doses so that your stomach can handle any residue. Also, keep in mind that this solution is not ideal for long-term use.
Steam inhalation is one of the most common home remedies for relieving a dry nose. Add a piece of basil leaf, clove, or camphor or a drop of eucalyptus oil to the boiled water and inhale the steam. You can use a hot bowl or a vaporizer for this purpose. Steam showers are also an effective solution.
Saline Nasal Spray
Use over-the-counter natural nasal spray on regular basis to lubricate the nasopharynx and nasal passages. Alternatively, you can also make a saline nasal spray solution at home. For this, you will need baking soda, canning salt, and distilled water. You can also use boiled water if distilled water is not available. To make the saline solution, mix together 1/4 baking soda and 2 cups canning salt. After properly mixing them, store them in a cool, dry place. When you need to use it, add 1 teaspoon solution to 8 ounces of boiled or distilled water in a rinse bottle. Next, shake together and then use it according to your natural nasal spray rinse bottle instructions.
In addition to the above-listed home remedies, make sure that you stay hydrated so that you can help your body from the inside. Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water. Tea and other similar liquids can also be useful.
Dry nose is a common nuisance that is minimally painful and a bit uncomfortable. It is rarely serious and oftentimes can be treated effectively via above-listed home remedies. However, if you have dry nose for more than ten days and/or you experience signs of infection e.g. bloody nose, discharge, fever, etc. that are difficult to get under control, and fatigue, then it is highly recommended that you contact a doctor as soon as possible.