I have recently been experiencing a constant build up of painful dried mucus in my nose, it is like a contanst dry nosebleed. But the mucus is so dry and hard it actually becomes quite painful and is embarrsing when have no other choice than to sit (with a tissue!!) and try and gouge out the debris. I am thinking it might have something to do with heating/air conditioning as in these environments it is worse.
It is showing no signs of clearing up so I wanted to see if anyone would be able to give me advice as to anything which might help. I feel a bit sily going to the doc about this as its not serious, just very uncomfortable
What you describe is almost always more of a nuisance than a serious health problem. Rarely, it is, so you should have your nose examined by an ENT specialist. A nasal wash helps remove mucus and bacteria from the nose and sinuses. Nasal washes done 4 times daily would help. Once your nose is free of dried mucus, you could simply continue with the nasal washes, while observing if once, twice or 3 times daily might do the job. Depending on the cause of the inflammation, if not infectious, a prescription nasal steroid spray might also prevent mucus build-up by decreasing the nasal swelling and mucus production. To get the most out of a nasal steroid spray use it after doing a nasal wash. A nasal steroid spray does not provide immediate relief of symptoms. It may require several weeks of routine use to become effective. Please read our nasal wash treatment information at http://www.nationaljewish.org/disease-info/treatments/alt-ther/nasal-wash.aspx to learn more about this technique. Share this information with your doctor to see if you would benefit from this daily treatment.
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