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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 includes:

  • 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:

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