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Chronic atrophic runny nose

Chronic atrophic rhinitis can be caused by adverse climatic conditions, occupational hazards, often repeated acute rhinitis, infectious diseases, surgical interventions in the nose.

Symptoms, course. The feeling of dryness in the nasal cavity, difficult blowing out, decreased sense of smell; nosebleeds are frequent. The wide nasal cavity is determined rhinoscopically due to atrophy of mainly the lower nasal concha, an accumulation of thick secretion, which in places, when dried, forms crusts.

The treatment is symptomatic. Thick mucus and crusts are diluted with an alkaline solution. Alkaline oil inhalations (through the nose) are also used.