What other symptoms might occur with dry nose?

Dry nose may accompany other symptoms, which will vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Conditions that frequently affect the nose may also involve other body systems.

Nasal symptoms that may occur along with dry nose

Dry nose may accompany other symptoms affecting the nose including:

  • Bleeding
  • Change or alteration in smell
  • Nasal congestion
  • Redness, warmth or swelling

Other symptoms that may occur along with dry nose

Dry nose may accompany symptoms related to other body systems. Such symptoms may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Prolonged fatigue
  • Skin rashes
  • Swollen salivary glands

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, dry nose may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have dry nose along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Urine retention


What is dry nose?

Dryness of the nose is a common symptom of certain adverse environmental conditions and can also be a side effect of medications. The nose requires a certain level of humidity to work properly, and extremely hot or dry conditions can result in dry nose. Hot, dry climates, low humidity, and air conditioning can all lead to dryness in the nose.

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What causes dry nose?

Many medications produce side effects including dry nose. Common drugs that result in dry nose are antibiotics, antihistamines and decongestants. Overuse or abuse of drugs used to relieve congestion, especially nasal sprays, will dry the nose.

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Aug 9, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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