A dry nose is a common problem during the winter months. The dry air caused by indoor heating can suck the moisture right out of your nasal passages, leaving them feeling dry and irritated. This can be very uncomfortable, and can even lead to other problems like sinus infections. In this blog post, we will discuss five simple home remedies that can help relieve a dry nose.
Just as our skin needs a little extra tender loving care during the winter months our noses need a little TLC too. Here are 5 simple remedies to help that nose of yours! Back before my husband and I had children we would make a visit down to Mexico every winter and the thing that he loved most about the weather there was the moist air! I would be going on and on about the beautiful beaches, tropical drinks, swimming in the ocean and my husband was pleased as punch about the moist air! What!? Yes, it is wonderful and I didn’t really know what I was missing until we came back home to Utah and I realized just how dry our air really is! I immediately started getting chapped lips, dry skin, and a very sore nose.
Why is having a dry nose a problem?
Having a dry nose can lead to early aging so let’s stay as far away from that as possible! My husband often gets bloody noses because of the dry air so we have found a few ways to combat this!
1. Hydrate Water will keep your nose and lungs hydrated and also combat the dryness in the air. So drink a TON of water! In general, it is recommended that you drink 8 full glasses of water (8 oz) a day to stay properly hydrated.
For me this is often easier said than done…but you also need to remember to hydrate your nose! You can try the use of a neti-pot that actually allows you to rinse your nose as well and will keep it more moist.
Use a saline spray: Saline sprays are specifically designed to add moisture back into dry noses. These sprays can be used multiple times a day to help keep your dry nose lubricated and feeling better.
Consider Your dry Nose, the skin inside and out
2. Moisturize Use petroleum jelly or coconut oil to naturally moisturize your nose. Depending on the severity of your dry nose or bloody noses you will probably want to apply it 1-2 times per day with a q-tip.
3. Turn down the heat You can also turn down your heat in your home between 60-65 degrees F at night to reduce the dry air in your house. The more dry air in your home the more susceptible you are to a dry nose or nose bleeds.
Try a warm compress: Applying a warm compress over your dry nose can help open up the nasal passages, allowing the dry air to escape and moisture to enter. This is an easy and effective way to provide some immediate relief from dryness.
Moisture in the air will cure your dry nose
4. Take a steamy shower Steamy showers can dry out your hair and skin in the winter, so be careful not to get your hair too hot but it does wonders for opening up your nasal passages. Many times I will run a steamy shower and simply be in the bathroom to inhale the steamy air. This is particularly helpful if you are trying to help a baby or small child be able to breathe easier in the middle of the night.
5. Buy a humidifier A humidifier will add moisture to the air and raise the humidity. This will help to make the air much more comfortable to breath, reduce the risk of nosebleeds, and reduce dust particles in the air. Make sure to purchase a cool air humidifier as a warm mist humidifier may not moisten your nose as well as it is using warm heat.
By following these five simple home remedies, you can say goodbye to dry noses and enjoy the comfort of moist nasal passages. With a few easy steps, you can be on your way to comfortable breathing in no time!
Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and believer in creating your best momlife the way you see fit. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, my hope is you’ll find something here to make your life a little better/easier. Let’s be friends on social!