(Closed) So this is really gross…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 5
973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Having tons of allergies I feel your pain.  It may sound weird but rub Vaseline (plain, not scented or baby) or in a pinch plain Chapstick up there.  Wash hands really well especially fingers/under nails (so as not to introduce new irritants) and put a bit on finger and rub around in there as often as needed (Vaseline best for frequent use).  You can also use Qtips or something but for me that’s more irritating than nothing.  Sounds gross I know!  It gets so irritated and painful becuase it gets dry.  Once it’s in your nostrils it’s useless to blow unless it’s already free.  Moisture helps, and I know they say don’t mess with it, but as you know that only works in a perfect world where things aren’t dry and annoying.

As far as the link posted above… eek.  If you go “cracking” things, you’re liable to just irriate or scrap the inside of your nostrils, or even pull off the offending things (with skin!).  Nostrils are REALLY thin and sensitive to begin with.  Admittedly if you can “pick” them out, your best bet is your pinky, it’s smaller and less likely to irriate the rest of your nose.  But seriously try to loosen them up first!

Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee

I recommend using Neosporin with a Qtip at night & during the day use AYR (over the counter), it is a very light gel with aloe, it will help with the irritation and dryness. 


Post # 7
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Put vaseline up your nose and it will keep it from drying out 🙂

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