Natural Remedies for Dry Nasal Passages

Modified on Aug 01, 2016

As a runny nose is an uncomfortable nuisance, the opposite problem, an overly dry nose, is uncomfortable as well. Natural remedies can be used to treat the symptom of dry nasal passages, though it is important to figure out the root cause of an excessively dry nose to solve the problem once and for all.

Common Causes of Dry Nasal Passages

  • low humidity
  • dehydration
  • hypothyroidism
  • use of antihistamines
  • side effects of medications
  • menopause

Natural Remedies for Dry Nasal passages

Saline Solution

For temporary relief of dry nasal passages, make or buy a saline solution. To make your own, add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to 1 cup of pure water. 

Castor Oil

Castor oil is a very thick and soothing oil. Put some castor oil into a bottle with an eyedropper. Lie on your back and drop 1-3 drops of castor oil into each nostril. Coconut oil or olive oil can be used instead. Coconut oil may be inconvenient in colder weather as it is solid at 76 degrees. Do not use vegetable oil or any hydrogenated oil in your nose.

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