The treatment of dryness in the nose is based on local symptomatic therapy aimed at regenerating the nasal mucosa by moisturizing it and softening the crusts that form from the drying out secret of the nasal glands.
What to do with dry nose? Start from the air in the apartment: its humidity level should not be lower than 60-70%. “We moisten” and the whole body - we drink water, tea, compote, juice (so that the tissues have enough liquid). Moisturize the drying out mucous membrane of the nose separately - in order not to form crusts that impede normal physiological breathing.
When treating dryness in the nose, irrigation of the mucous with salted water gives a positive effect (half a teaspoon of table salt or sea salt per cup of boiled water - 2-3 times in each nostril 3-4 times a day).
For the same purpose, preparations based on seawater are produced. For example, the spray from dryness in the nose of Otrivin Sea contains an isotonic solution of the water of the Atlantic Ocean, Aqua Maris spray - the water of the Adriatic Sea. Spray Aqualor and Salin contain isotonic solution of sodium chloride (known to us as table salt), and also, according to manufacturers, all active substances and trace elements of sea water.
Spray-balm Narisan contains olive oil, honey, extracts of calendula, witch hazel virginian and kalanchoe pinnate, as well as essential oils of tea tree, eucalyptus, pine, kayaputa, peppermint and cedar. The drug has an antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, regenerating and anti-edema effect and is used in adults and children over 5 years old in diseases of the upper respiratory tract with difficulty in nasal breathing.
For the treatment of dryness in the nose, Vitaon can be used - a regenerating external preparation for skin and mucous membranes, which is an oil extract of peppermint leaves, pine buds, rosehips and fennel, wormwood herb, yarrow, St. John's wort, thyme, celandine, and flowers calendula and chamomile.
Doctors recommend to lubricate the nasal cavity with an oil solution of vitamins A and E (Aevit) or Aekol solution, which contains these vitamins and is used externally as a wound healing agent. For gentle removal of crusts apply 2% salicylic ointment.
The main alternative remedies for dry nose include various oils - olive, peach, almond, linseed, sesame oil, tea tree oil. Oils prevent the mucous from drying out, if you regularly, at least three times a day, lubricate them in the nose.
Dryness in the nose not only causes a person to feel discomfort, but also leads to a decrease in the body's resistance to infections. Therefore, it is necessary to take all measures to restore the normal state of the nasal mucosa.