How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Robert Your Own Question

Dr. Robert
Dr. Robert, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 5678
Experience:  M.B.B.S, Experienced Family Physician
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Robert is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My nasal cavity and throat get really dry, and I start dry

Resolved Question:

My nasal cavity and throat get really dry, and I start dry retching. This usually only happens when I go outside. I get out of breath and everything starts drying up starting in my nasal cavity and moves down my throat. Occasionally, it happens when I'm at home.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 11 months ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions .First I need a little more information-

Do you have post nasal drip?
Do you suffer from running nose?
Do you suffer from breathing discomfort when you go outside?
Do you have chest pain?
Have you undergone any medical investigations?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No post nasal drip or runny nose.
I get out of breath when I walk outside. For instance walking from the parking lot to a store will tire me out, and everything starts to dry up and I start to feel myself wanting to gag. If I'm in the car with the window open, I'm fine.
No chest pain.
It's worse on less humid days. I was fine the past few days (but I was at home). Then, yesterday walking from the parking lot to my dr.'s office, I got out of breath and started dry retching in his office. Lucky him! I was there to see him for high prolactin. He asked a series of questions but was perplexed. He referred me for an MRI of my pituitary gland for my high prolactin and thought maybe we could learn more from that.
It started with just feeling gaggy when it was really dry here because of the winds. Then, I started dry retching one day. I flew to Alaska that night, and everyone was telling us how unusually dry it had been there. I had some more dry retching episodes. My nose was really dry until I started using nasal spray. That seemed to help, but it hasn't completely gone away. For the most part, I'm fine until I walk outside.
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 11 months ago.
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort.

Usually such symptom occur with adverse environmental conditions.
Environmental causes like breathing very dry air is common cause.

Another condition, known as Sjorgen’s syndrome could also lead to a dry nose and throat, You should get tested for this condition.

Kindly follow these measures-

1. You should use a nasal saline spray as needed to moisturize the nasal passages. Saline nasal sprays are available as over-the-counter without prescription.Water-based lubricants help prevent further dryness,redness irritation and cracking of the nose.

2. Keeping a humidifier running in your room or using an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day can provide dramatic relief.

3. Saline water can provide considerable relief from dry nose symptoms. Just instill some saline water in your nasal cavity, to add moisture to your nasal passage. Use this dry nose remedy at least for three- four times a day.

4. Rubbing a small amount of sesame oil in the nose helps to relieve irritation and dryness.

5. Sauna baths would be helpful. The steam and humidity of a sauna bath act as a natural humidifier, which relieve the symptoms caused by a dry nose.

6. You should drink lot of fluids (preferably warm).

7. You should have some Chicken soup, it is rich in many nutrients and heats up the nasal passage.

I would suggest you to follow these measures, and please consult ENT doctor for clinical evaluation and get it managed.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.



Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 11 months ago.
Dear Customer,

Most Welcome and Thanks for using justanswer service.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.
Dr. Robert, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 5678
Experience: M.B.B.S, Experienced Family Physician
Dr. Robert and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    44473
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrThomasMd/2012-7-25_134438_Imagess1.64x64.jpg Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    44473
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/mysticdoc/2012-6-8_15615_mysticdoc3.64x64.jpg Dr. D.J.'s Avatar

    Dr. D.J.

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13579
    MD
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2522
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DrDLove/2009-08-12_141522_DrDLove.jpg Dr. D. Love's Avatar

    Dr. D. Love

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    11042
    Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    8749
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Ivy League trained. Medical Review Officer trained in Drug Testing