Inside Nose Moistness

What Causes Wet Or Dry Inside Nose?

Wet or dry inside nose can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'very serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose wet or dry inside nose, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "wet or dry inside nose" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Vasomotor Rhinitis

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
low energy/stamina
frequent sneezing / attacks
mouth sores
regular runny nose
very dry eyes
high cigarette smoke sensitivity
very dry mouth
elevated ANA levels
nasal congestion
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
allergy to chemicals
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of wet or dry inside nose:
Cause Probability Status
Sjogren's Syndrome 97% Confirm
Vasomotor Rhinitis 54% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Nose/Smell Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about inside nose moistness:
How moist is the inside of your nose normally, when you are not ill and not suffering from any allergic reaction?
Possible responses:
→ Too dry
→ Quite dry
→ Normal / don't know
→ Quite moist
→ Very moist - tends to run
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either dry nose or moist nose, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:

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Nose/Smell Symptoms