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beckms
10-04-2003, 05:00 PM
It sounds kind of weird, but my nostrils are so sore that it hurts to even wiggle my nose. I realized today that this has been going on for over a month now, which is ridiculous. It feels very raw in there, and stiff when I wiggle my nose, if that makes sense.

I haven't been sick or anything, so it's not a case of too much blowing. And I don't have allergies. Now I'm kind of worried about something like impetigo, maybe? But I looked it up on Webmd, and I don't really have the symptoms, and I don't have sores anywhere else, and I don't know where I would have gotten it.

Any recommendations for a moisturizing or medicated spray or something?:(

Little Bit
10-04-2003, 06:56 PM
My dad uses one of the plain saline sprays that you can buy. He says it helps. (His dryness is a side effect of his meds.)

wallycat
10-04-2003, 07:13 PM
Rub some vaseline in there, especially before bed.
It's probably from the heat being turned on and the humidity getting low. Common fall/winter ailment :)

Saline works, but sometimes that can dry you out even more because saline is, after all, salt...if you make your own, you may use too much (like I do :rolleyes: ).

If you're taking any new meds, that can dry membranes as well.
Hope you're not developing animal allergies :eek:
You did say you've been to a farm...DH has HORRIBLE hay allergies.

Hope you do better soon :)

hannah_phi
10-04-2003, 09:11 PM
When I get a pretty bad case of dry nostrils I always rub some of my Burt's Bees lip balm in them. The mintyness is really soothing and I tend to be healed in a couple days. I would also recommend upping your water intake.

Hope you feel better soon. I can sympathise with how painful that can be.:(

Member10000
10-04-2003, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by wallycat
Rub some vaseline in there, especially before bed.

I do the same and find it works well.

Svadhisthana
10-05-2003, 09:32 AM
I use AYR brand gel for that. It has aloe in it and it works quickly.

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=11581&catid=10&brand=7259&trx=PLST-0-BRAND&trxp1=10&trxp2=11581&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-BRAND

Pico
10-05-2003, 09:50 AM
Yep, Vaseline. Use a Q-tip and it works like a charm.

RunnerKim
10-06-2003, 01:39 PM
Have you been doing a lot dissections? Seems I recall formaldehyde dries you out. It's been a long time since my undergrad anatomy class but that's what came to my mind as to your culprit...

Kim

beckms
10-06-2003, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by RunnerKim
Have you been doing a lot dissections? Seems I recall formaldehyde dries you out. It's been a long time since my undergrad anatomy class but that's what came to my mind as to your culprit...

Kim

I hadn't even THOUGHT of that! And yes, I gave been doing a lot of dissections, and this little problem has been going on since about the beginning of school (maybe a little before, but it certainly could ahve been irritated since!).

Since I didn't have any of the stuff suggested, I squeezed out some aloe goo from my aloe plant and rubbed that all over the inside of my nose before bed last night, and VOILA!!! I'm cured!!!

until next lab session, anyway...


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