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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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