A dry runny nose is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa, in which the discharge is extremely scarce or completely absent. The disease causes a lot of inconvenience: due to a violation of nasal breathing, night sleep becomes superficial, a headache occurs, and the sense of smell suffers. You can cope with such a runny nose in 7-10 days, but the treatment has its own characteristics.
- - humidifier;
- - antihistamines;
- - saline;
- - drops based on interferon;
- - vasoconstrictor drops;
- - medicinal herbs.
See an otolaryngologist. The specialist will help to find out the causes of the disease, depending on which the treatment tactics will be chosen. This can be an allergy, a viral infection, side effects from taking certain medications, a deviated nasal septum, hypertrophy of the nasal mucosa, or simply a reaction to dry air. In some cases, therapeutic treatment cannot be dispensed with, therefore it is better to immediately, without wasting time, exclude such diseases.
Moisturizing the mucous membrane is the basis of therapeutic treatment. Flush the nasal passages with saline or sodium chloride solution. Use a humidifier. In the height of summer or in winter, during the heating season, it helps to quickly relieve dry nose and cope with congestion. Ventilate the room more often, carry out wet cleaning.
If the cause of a dry runny nose is an allergy, exclude contact with a substance to which the body is hypersensitive. Take antihistamines and nasal sprays.
If a virus is the cause of a dry runny nose, instill interferon-based products, such as Grippferon, into your nose. Antiviral immunomodulating drops "Derinat" and other drugs with a similar effect are a good alternative to them.
Instill vasoconstrictor drops to facilitate nasal breathing. They do not cure a dry runny nose, but they help to eliminate the consequences that it causes (headache, insomnia, nasal voice, etc.).
Bury herbal decoctions in your nose. Chamomile, nettle and calendula are helpful. Perform procedures 4-6 times a day. And in a matter of days you will feel much better.