Nose Symptoms – How to Take Care of Your Nose

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We often times take our nose for granted. Though we treat it as an organ used only for sniffing, our nifty this organ has a lot of functions we aren’t totally aware of. This organ is responsible for increasing the amount of moisture in inhaled air.  It also collects the moisture and oxygen in the air breathed in. It also filters out foreign particles like dust and dirt. This makes it directly exposed to a lot of infectious agents and allergens. Proper hygiene and prompt treatment of nasal diseases are important to avoid any of these nose symptoms.

Being a very complex organ, it’s no wonder that quite a bit can go wrong with it. It’s vulnerable to a wide variety of diseases. Though some are considered mild because they pass without treatment, there are some that can lead to a life-threatening condition. That’s why you should take extra care!

Most Common Nose Symptoms:

Allergy: 

An allergic rhinitis is a group of symptoms affecting the nose. Pollen is the most common allergen. Allergic rhinitis symptoms commonly present as a stuffy, itchy and runny nose. Other symptoms include sneezing, coughing, itchy, red and swollen eyes, headache, coughing and sore throat.

Snoring:

Snoring is the noise produced during sleep by vibrations of the soft tissues at the back of your throat. In general, snoring is known for its potential to disturb the individual’s sleep.

Cold:

The common cold is the most well-known upper respiratory tract infection. In most cases, it is seasonal either due to seasonal allergens or microbes. Colds can cause airway obstruction, increased nasal secretions, sore throat, cough, and sinusitis.

Burning runny nose:

You may experience burning runny nose whenever you encounter any allergen or infection that affects the upper respiratory tract.

Sneezing and runny nose:

A runny nose is an excess drainage produced in the nasal tissues. Additionally, irritation of the nasal mucosa can cause excessive sneezing. These symptoms can possibly be due to allergies or an upper respiratory infection.

Read more about it in mt posts: Sneezing and Runny Nose – Dealing with a “Red Nose Day” and Constantly Sneezing? Here’s What To Do

Minor nose bleeding:

Nosebleeds are very common. Though the cause may be unclear, they’re often mild and can be managed from home. Minor nosebleeding may be a response to minor trauma, dry nose, infection, inflammation in it, medications, or other factors.

Cold & flu:

The common cold and flu are viral infections of the upper respiratory system. They mostly include symptoms of a sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion. Other symptoms include dry persistent cough, fatigue and weakness, chills and sweats, and fever over 38 degrees. Headache and muscle soreness, is also common, especially in the back, arms and legs.