The inside of my nasal passage has been very dry, and forming hard, crusty and deeply rooted (boogers?) I've always struggled with dry itchy noses due to constant hay fever and skin dryness, but for the past 2 months, its been unbearable. If i don't remove the nasal growth i'm left with sharp edged blockages in my nasal passage. When I do remove them with a tissue or q-tip mostly, I'm left with stinging nasal linings which just re-grow the build up within hours. I've tried saline sprays to loose and moisten, and Ayr saline nasal gel to soothe and protect, but they are very temporary fixes which typically lead to a headache.
It's to the point where it's become an embarrassing (due to nose picking) and extremely discomforting and daily life interrupting problem. Is it worth visiting my doctor for a prescribed ointment? Is there anything over the counter? Is there a reason this is happening? I'm becoming increasingly concerned with the Spring allergy season rapidly approaching.
did it ever go away? I have the same thing. The only thing i can put it down to is i just moved near to a factory that emits a lot of smoky crap, or that i spread something from my recent ear infection to my nose.
I have the same exact problem. I take a lot of meds which causes dry mouth. I assume it is also drying my sinuses out. I also had two sinus surgeries years ago and suffer from Sinusitis. What comes out of my nose is like a long hard crust. I had to keep blowing my nose over and over and finally is dislodged. Sorry if it sounds disgusting. Not sure of any other way to explain. The Dr. said use saline drops by not helping. I was excited to see an answer here but all I saw were ads to a forum. If anyone has found an answer, I would love the help. Thanks.
You could try a humidifier near your bed when you sleep. I suffer from the same problem and it helps, especially during the dry winter season, because your heater/AC is removing all of the moisture from your air. I purchased a small cool misting/fogging type online, it's small, quiet, and the tank holds enough water for a full night.
Same problem. I've never had sinus or allergy issues. I do suffer from dry mouth at night however. And I've recently had dental surgery to remove an upper back tooth. The oral surgeon told me that it was close to the sinus passages and that would be a factor in deciding whether I could replace the tooth with an implant tooth. Now I wonder if just pulling the old tooth affected my sinuses. Whatever the cause, it came on very suddenly (end of January 2016). A few months later the hard crusty issue has mainly subsided but my nasal passages feel really raw and my nose runs constantly not to mention some itching. I'm trying a saline nasal spray now to see if it heals over time. It's as though this whole process as sloughed off the protective top layer of my nasal passages. Seems like someone needs to do a study if no medical experts recognize these shared symptoms.