Help me heal my nose
October 13, 2011 5:37 PM Subscribe
What do I do to moisturize my nose?
posted by bad grammar to health & fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have had an infection in my nose twice, with soreness and pricking pain, treated with hot compresses, antibiotic ointment and saline spray. I am seeing an ENT. The main symptom now is dryness -- I have hardly any nasal mucus. I am still using the saline spray.
(1) Is the saline spray actually helping? It helps with the discomfort, but I'm worried that in the long run it is making things worse, like washing your hands too much. I try to be as gentle as I can with it.
(2) Do I have atrophic rhinitis? The descriptions of it on the Web sound terrible.
(3) I have to take a 5 hour plane flight next week. What can I do to stave off the assault of airplane dry air?