A dry nose can be a very big discomfort. Though the condition does not have an adverse effect if not very severe, it can be highly frustrating especially for people who need to go out to work on a steady basis.
A dry nose is a situation where the central nasal passage dries out. Starting from sinus attacks, serious headaches and sometimes breathing issues.
All these are significant consequences of dry nose situation. However, if conditions are severe, people can face and vision problems or chest pains. By being the main defense line, the nose forms an important part of the human body.
To keep it healthy is the challenge in a world full of various forms of pollution and toxic gases. Delve into the use of proven home remedies efficiently to treat such a condition rapidly and efficiently.
While many individuals turn to OTC drugs, there are certain and tested natural remedies that can go a long way in relieving you of your discomfort.
Coconut oil is simple, natural and effective. It smells good and also doesn’t glob as petroleum jelly does, so the risk of a big lump getting sucked up isn’t there. (Although it’s solid at room temperature, it’s softened before use here.)
You will need a half teaspoon or so of virgin coconut oil, Cotton swabs, a small bowl.
Put a half a teaspoon or so of coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl and warm it until it is soft enough to be easily applied (10-13 seconds.) It does not need to be liquefied (melted into a liquid) and in fact, should be left semi-solid.
Soak a cotton swab into it and cover it. Rub into the inside of each nostril so that there is a good through the coating. Rub up to 3 times a day (and always before bed.)
Allowing the steam to fill your noise can dampen the mucous membranes that have become dried out and aching.
This really helps ease discomfort in the short-term, and also clears out your nose so you don’t have to blow it a lot.
With each breath, it’s like a warm soothing wave of moisture is sinking into your sore nose and making it feel better by the second. You can follow this treatment with coconut oil about 15 minutes afterward.
You will need a large bowl, towel, and Hot water
Bring several cups of water to boil and then empty into your bowl. Put your face over the bowl (close enough, but not too close, as the steam can be quite hot) and cover a towel over your head and the bowl to trap the steam.
Inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes, and then follow up 15 minutes later with an application of coconut oil.
Almond Oil and Aloe Vera Gel
Almond oil is a natural emollient, or moisturizer. It helps sensitive skin in the nostril to become softer and more pliable and therefore lessens the chance of it cracking.
Almond Oil may also help lessen evaporation.
Aloe vera on the other hand help soothe the dryness quickly, but it won’t provide the same lasting moisture as the almond oil. You can use the aloe vera for the initial relief, but you can stick to just almond oil if you like.
You will need a half teaspoon of almond oil and 1/4 teaspoon of aloe vera gel (optional)
Thoroughly blend almond oil and aloe vera gel. Steep a G-tip in the mixture and swab gently inside your nostrils. You can also apply with a cotton ball that has been steeped, but this method might be slightly more difficult.
When you find your nose dried out and painful, it might sink you into despair. This might sound dramatic, but when it gets so dry it cracks and bleeds it can really be a letdown.
But with the above remedies (that are truly about as simple as it gets) a dry nose is one less thing you have to concern about during these frigid months.
Dry Nose Tips
You can Turn down the heat and turn up the humidifier. The heat will dry out the air more than it already is, while the humidifier increases moisture.
This will also aid if you wake up with dry eyes/a dry throat.
If you are suffering from a dried-out nose because of cold and have been blowing it too much, using a saline spray can help release up mucus and provide moisture/relief in a less harsh manner.
Since its cooler in the winter it’s easy to drink less water, but it’s just as vital to stay hydrated.
If you aren’t drinking enough water, where will your body get the moisture to keep your nose comfy?