Diagnostic Tests for Dry nose
Diagnostic Test list for Dry nose:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Dry nose
- Physical examination
- Inspect the skin of the nasal passages
- Inspect for secondary skin infection due to the dry nasal skin
- Full physical examination may reveal features of systemic disease e.g. Diabetes mellitus, Rheumatoid arthritis, primary biliary cirrhosis, thyroid disease
- Schirmer tear test - if also have dry eyes; a strip of filter paper is placed on the inside of the lower eyelid and wetting of less than 10mm in 5 minutes indicated defective tear production and thus dry eyes.
- Blood tests
- Thyroid function tests
- Raised Immunoglobulin levels and presence of certain autoantibodies may suggest diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome - e.g. Rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies, antimitochondrial antibodies, Anti-Ro (SSA) antibodies.
- Alkaline phosphatase is elevated in primary biliary cirrhosis
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dry nose:
The following list of conditions
have 'Dry nose' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete.
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of any symptom.
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