Nasal Symptoms and Nose Care


Nasal discomfort associated with dry and/or crusty noses can be managed with simple nasal care and the right product. We’ll help you identify your symptoms and select the Rhinaris® product(s) that may be right for you.


What are the main causes of dry and/or crusty noses?

  • Low air humidity potentially due to winter months
  • Indoor heating systems or air conditioning
  • Long periods in aircraft and/or hotels
  • Increase in age, including post-menopausal women
  • Damage caused by radiation treatments to the head or throat area
  • May also occur as a result of nasal allergy medication use (such as intranasal corticosteroids)
  • May also occur as a result of oral medications that show side effect of dry and/or crusty noses
  • May also occur because of CPAP treatment

What can you do to relieve nasal dry and/or crusty nose?

Identify the cause of the problem: If you are able to identify the cause of your dry nose, making some simple adjustments may alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms nasal dryness can cause. Consider your environment – medications you’re using and personal habits like frequent blowing or picking at nasal membranes – and, wherever possible, make some changes.

Introduce a nasal lubricant/moisturizer to your daily routine: Use the Symptom Search on the right to match your symptoms to the right Rhinaris® nasal care product. Then add a Rhinaris® gel, mist or a natural solution to your nasal care routine to help maintain the moisture in your nose and keep your symptoms from recurring.

Identify your symptoms: what are you experiencing?

Dry Nose
The easiest symptom to identify is a dry nose itself. The inside of your nose simply feels dry and uncomfortable.

Crusty Nose
You feel a sensation of crustiness that is not easily relieved by blowing your nose. You feel inclined to touch your nose or pick at it for no particular reason.

Dry Crusty Nose
When dryness causes the mucus in your nose to become thicker, it sticks to the lining of your nose. You feel a sensation of both dryness and crustiness. You feel inclined to touch your nose or pick at it for no particular reason.

Irritated Nose
You sense nasal discomfort and feel inclined to touch your nose or pick at it for no particular reason.

Runny Nose
”Runny nose” refers to a discharge (fluid) from your nose which might be present when you have a cold, an allergy or sinusitis. Eating spicy food or having a small object lodged in your nose may also cause a runny nose. Babies and children are inclined to put things in their noses, so always investigate this possibility if your child suddenly gets a runny nose.

Stuffy Nose
This feels like an obstruction to the flow of air in and out of your nose.

Blocked Nose
This is similar to a stuffy nose and makes breathing difficult.

Very Blocked Nose
Your air flow feels very restricted, forcing you to breathe through your mouth.