Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    I Feel Burning Feeling Inside My Nose
    viciouzbarbie posted:
    When I was talking to someone, saliva got into my nose a little and I still feel the burning feeling. I'm also worried if something might develop inside my nose from his mouth. Do you think I should be ok? And I can't even tell for sure if I have something appeared inside my nose or not because I don't want to put my finger inside there. Should i leave it alone instead of feeling it with finger or anything like that?
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    You will be fine....saliva will not harm the nasal mucosa. If you want, you can spray some saline nasal spray in your nose to make it feel better.
    viciouzbarbie replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
    Oh ok. I thought it was herpes or some kind of bacteria or disease transmitted into my nose from saliva. I'll get the saline nasal spray, thank you.
    viciouzbarbie replied to viciouzbarbie's response:
    It feels like there's a scab inside my nostril or something. I dont want to touch it inside because I don't want the nostril to get bigger or anything. But I did order the saline spray from online. I'm still waiting for the saline spray to arrive.
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to viciouzbarbie's response:
    You can MAKE your own saline: 1/4th tsp of salt with 8 oz of water, or by it an any pharmacy. One product is called Ocean -- very inexpensive.

    You can have a scab inside your nose. Any chance you have have a medical provider examine you?
    viciouzbarbie replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
    Yes it has been examined few months ago and everything was fine. But after someone's saliva got into my nose, I feel a scab or something inside my nose. But I ordered Ocean saline from the internet last week and hopelly it will arrive soon. If not, I'll try making my own saline.
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to viciouzbarbie's response:
    When you were examined a few months ago, did you have this "scab"? Things change, so if this is a new finding, you might want to consider getting examined again.
    viciouzbarbie replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
    No not at that time. But I can't afford to go to a doctor right now but I will try to go sometime in the future when I can.

    Helpful Tips

    Help me some one please i need help with my son
    My son is 10 months old and when he was a month he had hopping cough and i took him to the doctors 3 times and they didnt pick up on it so ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Focus on Flu

    Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.