By: Joe Graedon November 26, 2018 11 Comments
    Anticholinergic Drugs | Dry Mouth and Alzheimer …

    Anticholinergic drugs are generally bad for the brain. They affect the crucial neurochemical acetylcholine. One worry about anticholinergic drugs is a link to memory problems or Alzheimer's disease (J…

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2018 9 Comments
    An Unexpected Way to Moisten Dry Nostrils

    As the weather begins to turn from summer into fall, people may find that they have to start dealing with cool-season complaints. One of these is dry nostrils. We have frightened many people by warnin…

    By: Joe Graedon July 16, 2018 38 Comments
    Health Professionals Disagree About Putting Vase…

    Have you ever experienced a really dry nose. It can happen in hot, dry areas like Arizona or New Mexico. It can happen in the winter when the heat is on and the humidity is low. Some drugs can cause a…

    By: Joe Graedon June 4, 2018 34 Comments
    Is Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Safe For a Dry Nose?

    Vaseline Petroleum Jelly dates back over 140 years. The Vaseline patent was issued in 1872 to British chemist, Robert Chesebrough. He had traveled to Titusville, Pennsylvania, in 1859 to check out the…

    By: Joe Graedon April 20, 2015 3 Comments
    Avoiding Dryer Sheets Can Help Dry Nose

    We are always delighted when a reader finds a simple solution to a vexing problem. Many people have had great difficulty with dry nasal passages making breathing uncomfortable during the night. Perhap…

    By: Joe Graedon April 13, 2015 7 Comments
    Saline Gel Solves Dry Nose Problem

    Many people experience great discomfort during dry weather or in dry climates. The inside of the nose dries out and some people find that their body's reaction to this problem actually makes it harder…

    By: Joe Graedon September 6, 2012 34 Comments
    Keep Vicks & Vaseline Out of Dry Nose

    Q. I read in your newspaper column about a person who developed a lung problem after putting petroleum jelly in his nose for a long time. I have been putting Vaseline in my nose every day for years to…