Colds And Nasal Discharge Are Always Dry?
Assalamuallaikun r n 1 month or so I’ve caught a cold, always have sore (but always dry) and the nose feels dry?
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A cold is a general term used to describe the presence of fluid or mucus coming out of the nose. This discharge from the nose can be caused by many possibilities, including:
Viral or bacterial rhinitis, which is a cold caused due to a viral or bacterial infection. Allergic rhinitis, which is a cold caused due to exposure to certain substances or substances that cause allergies. Vasomotor rhinitis, which is a cold caused not due to allergies or infections, but due to triggers such as nasal irritation (for example due to cigarette smoke, pollution, or certain strong odors), changes in temperature and humidity, certain foods and drinks, hormonal changes. If you blow your nose too often or pick your nose with a tissue too often, the mucosa inside the nose can feel dry. Allergic rhinitis can not only give symptoms in the form of a runny nose or runny nose, but can also provide symptoms in the form of a dry nose. In vasomotor rhinitis, air that is too dry can also cause the nose to become dry but runny.
You should first identify the cause of the cold you are experiencing. If your cold appears after exposure to certain conditions or substances, avoid that exposure as much as possible so that rhinitis symptoms do not recur. Some things you can do to reduce symptoms of a dry nose include:
use a humidifier in your home and room, don't blow your nose too often, if you want to clean your nose, try using a damp cloth / handkerchief, rub a little petroleum jelly on your nose (don't do it too often) If your nose is stuffy, try using a spray saline the nose or do nasal irrigation to treat it. If your cold does not go away, it's a good idea to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
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