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Content updated on 2022-06-02

What is rhinitis sicca?

A condition where the inside of the nose is abnormally dry, resulting in crusting of mucus and nosebleeds. It can be caused by medications, radiotherapy to the nose, or long-term infections. In many cases, no clear cause is found.

Symptoms related to rhinitis sicca

  • Blocked or runny nose, worse with dry air

  • Blocked nose

  • Nasal voice

  • Runny nose

Questions your doctor may ask to check for rhinitis sicca

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose rhinitis sicca

  • Do you have runny nose / sneeze when the air is dry such as in winter?

  • Do you have nasal congestion?

  • Are you having nasal voice, currently?

  • Do you have a runny nose?

Treatment for rhinitis sicca

Treatment depends on the cause. Keeping the nose moist with humidified air, and avoiding nose picking can help.

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References

  • Hildenbrand T, Weber RK, Brehmer D. Rhinitis sicca, dry nose and atrophic rhinitis: a review of the literature. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Jan;268(1):17-26. doi: 10.1007/s00405-010-1391-z. Epub 2010 Sep 29. PMID: 20878413.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00405-010-1391-z

  • Sonnemann U, Scherner O, Werkhäuser N. Treatment of rhinitis sicca anterior with ectoine containing nasal spray. J Allergy (Cairo). 2014;2014:273219. doi: 10.1155/2014/273219. Epub 2014 Apr 13. PMID: 24822072; PMCID: PMC4005055.

    https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ja/2014/273219/

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