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Constant Nasal Discomfort - Crusty Build Up

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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.

Help! Thank you so much.

-Russ
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replied April 30th, 2011
Extremely eHealthy
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replied May 18th, 2011
I have the same problem, how about an answer from someone who understands and has a cure.
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replied December 14th, 2012
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.
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replied February 7th, 2013
crusty nose
i cant find a real answer to what these motor fixed bogies are.. just alot of temp cures.. if any one finds out why there forming or how to get rid of them for at least 4 hours, please reply... thanks
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replied June 24th, 2013
Dry, crusty nasal passages. Help!
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.
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replied November 21st, 2013
Dry Nose
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.
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replied May 31st, 2016
Crusty and Raw
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.
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replied November 11th, 2016
I have been suffering from the same symptoms since mid 2012; in addition, coughing up clear phlegm that sits in my throat. I've been to two ENTs, one saying its seasonal and the other claiming its year long allergies. Both only recommending a lists of salines or allergy meds that will make my sinuses extremely dry. Now it's unbearable and affected my life, if anyone can at least identify what this is that would be beyond helpful
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replied December 1st, 2016
somethig that helps me with my dry and crusty nose.
I used to lived in a coutry with high altitude, never used an AC. then I moved to USA and we need the AC all the time because I live near to the beach. I start with headaches and with the years they get in to bad migraines. I took some test thinking it was something more serious MRA showed that it was nothing on my brain then I went to a otolaringologist specialist, they made allergy test and because I moved in to a different enviroment I create a lot of allergies, my doctor recommended me to have a surgery "Balloon Sinuplasty" which I did mostly because of my migraines to clear my passages; after that, I didn't have sinus pain or migraines BUT I noticed the dry, crusty nose, with a dripping in the back of my throat constantly and a very dry mouth. I told my doctor but he said that it was nothing to do with the surgery (i am kind of skeptical about that) and he told me it most be the allergies so I should take some shots which I will not going to do. The only thing that is helping me when I get worst is, use HUMIDIFIER at night, saline spray only when i feel I need it inside of my passage and a this is the key "NASOGEL for dry noses from NEILMED" the best seriuosly, this is magical for me, just spray AROUND the inside nose, exactly where the dryness is. Don't spray where the air goes inside because is gel and may can go into your sinus, so just around the nostril. hope this is helpful to you.
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