of nasal blood vessels can cause dryness of the nose. Improvement in breathing by pushing up your nose a little means that your nasal valve area has been altered by the fibrosis
which follows cauterization or by the original trauma or injury
which caused the nasal bleed, if any. This alteration in the nasal valve area disrupts the normal airflow in the nose, causing thickening and increase of nasal secretions (mucus). Use saline nasal drops or sprays to moisten your nose and reduce the discomfort. You may also take steam inhalation and mucolytics. Have your nose re-examined for any adhesions (synechiae) or blockages to the floe of air to the roof of your nose where the olfactory (smell) area is present.