Nasal Dryness: All You Need to Know & Do


Nasal dryness is a common problem – especially in certain climates and areas.

It can happen to anyone and can be caused by multiple factors, some of which we’ve listed down below. Once we know what it is, it’s easier to understand how to relieve yourself from it, as well as safe, effective remedies that can be administered at home with ease.

Nasal dryness?[1]

Nasal dryness refers to the lack of moisture in the nasal passage which can cause discomfort or irritation. Having a dry nasal passage usually leads to itching, burning, or a feeling of dryness/crustiness in the nose.

How is nasal dryness caused?[2]

There could be several factors contributing to a dry nasal passage like:

  • Dry air
  • Allergies
  • Colds
  • Excessive use of air conditioning or indoor heating
  • Long flights
  • Certain medications

What to do if you have nasal dryness:

Nasal dryness is a common condition that can be treated as easily as it occurs. The condition is not a cause of concern and is treatable. Here’s what to do in case of nasal dryness:

  1. Use a Humidifier[3]

    Often, people get nasal dryness due to lack of moisture in the air. It is a condition specially suffered from in arid regions like deserts.
    Use a humidifier in cases of dry air, they give out moisture in the air lost due to air conditioning, central heating systems and other dry weather conditions. The ideal humidity required indoors ranges between 30-50 percent, depending on the room temperature.

  2. Clean Nasal Passages[4]

    Blowing the nose regularly and using a saline nasal solution help keep the nasal passages clean and moist. This method also helps remove any irritants that may be causing dryness.

  3. Avoid Irritants[5]

    Certain products that are used can also end up being a reason for nasal dryness. Products like cigarettes, strong chemicals are irritants for the nasal passage and are best avoided if a person is suffering through the condition.

  4. Use a Nasal Moisturizer[6]

    Over-the-counter nasal moisturizers help lubricate and moisturize the nasal passage thoroughly and not only provide relief from, but also prevent, nasal dryness.

  5. Try Nasal Irrigation[7]

    Nasal irrigation is the process of flushing out the nasal passages with a saline solution. This method removes the irritants and cleanses out the nasal cavity. The process is quite simple with a nasal spray bottle like Rhinaris® (listed below).

What you need in case of Nasal Dryness:

Nasal dryness can be treated at home without any medical prescription. Here’s all you need to get rid of the dryness and clean your nasal passages:

Rhinaris® Nasal Mist [8]

Designed for easy self-application, Rhinaris® nasal mist is suitable for adults and children over 2 years of age. It provides long-lasting relief and moisturizes the nasal passages, is non-addictive and does not have a rebound effect.

Here are 5 simple steps on how to use Rhinaris® Nasal Mist:

  1. Blow nose gently prior to administration of Rhinaris® Nasal Mist.

  2. Tilt head slightly forward and gently insert nozzle into nostril. Close the other nostril by pressing with a finger.

  3. Point nozzle towards back of nose and while holding onto the nozzle edge press bottom of bottle firmly and quickly (each depression produces one metered dose). Adults and Children over 2 years: One (1) or two (2) sprays into each nostril every 4 hours or as needed.

  4. Remove the nozzle from the nostril and roll head backwards to allow the solution to spread over the back of the nose.

  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the other nostril.

Rhinaris® Saline Solution [9]

Effective in providing relief from nasal congestion, Rhinaris® Saline Solution is 100% natural-source sea water. It drains out the sinuses and nasal cavities and helps to keep them clean and moist. Applicable for adults and children over 2 years of age.

Here are the steps on how to use Rhinaris® Saline Solution:

  1. Tilt head to the side, then gently insert the dispenser tip into the upper nostril and press briefly. Repeat with the other nostril.

  2. Before sharing with another user, always wash the device. Wash the tip of the dispenser with hot soapy water after each use. Rinse and wipe dry.

  3. 1 to 2 spray(s) per nostril, 1 to 3 times per day as needed or as recommended by your healthcare professional. One spray is equivalent to 1.5 ml per second.

These products may not be right for you. Please read and follow the label before use. Rhinaris® is a registered trademark of Norwell Consumer Healthcare Inc.


[1,3,4,5,7] Home remedies for relieving a dry nose
By Charlotte Lillis
Medical News Today

[2] Nasal Congestion
By Mayo Clinic Staff
Mayo Clinic

[6,8] Rhinaris Nasal Mist
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[9] Rhinaris Saline Solution
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