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Unread 09-10-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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Does anyone experience this with TN and if so whats the best thing to use. thanks
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Unread 09-10-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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this is gonna sound strange but I do swab q-tip with antibiotic cream ( the clear kind you use on a cut or scrape) and coat the inside of my nostrils . odd I know but I am an odd one. I do it when my nose is dry or sometimes from blowing it during a cold or allergy it can get a little raw spot or sore inside. so it helps it heal and moisturize. possibly it even protects from germs i dont know but maybe .
Hope this helps. any others out there have input they would share would be great.
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Unread 09-17-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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Actually, I have....or they suspect I have....TN and Sjogren's Syndrome. I have dry everything, including my nose! A product that can be very helpful is Mucinex 12 hour tablets. You take them twice a day. Also, Afrin makes a nasal spray that also moisturizes. I don't know that you would want to take it for a long period of time, but it can be very helpful sometimes at night. There are moisturizers you can get at the pharmacy just for your nose. They are an ointment, and are applied inside. Some other suggestions are a dab of Vicks vapor rub around the edges of the nostrils (but not deep into the nose), and, of course, a humidifier. I purchased one at Target that was relatively inexpensive and is easy to maintain. It doesn't have the filters and parts. And last, but not least, I use saline nasal spray ALL day, several times a day. It shrinks the inside membranes of the nose easing congestion. The saline spray combined with the Mucinex and humidifier make my dry eyes, nose, and mouth a lot easier to live with. But, I have tried the others.
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