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Avoiding sore noses

Post 1

The Researcher formally known as Dr St Justin

This may sound obvious, but the soreness of noses is caused by the combination of damp mucus and almost constant rubbing of the nose whilst blowing it. So, to avoid a sore conk there are two things you can do:

a) Use tissues impregnated with a soothing balm lotion.

b) Blow your nose less often. It helps if you use an inhaler stick, or a menthol steam bath. Both clear the nose nicely - have a good blow straight away to clear away the 'debris', and hopefully you'll have a longer time between blows.


Avoiding sore noses

Post 2

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Petroleum jelly(vaseline0 is a truly wonderful cure for a sore nose and mouth due to a cold.Slather a really generous amount around your
nose and mouth before retiring for the night and in the morning the area should be feeling much less sore.


Avoiding sore noses

Post 3

St. Sabryn

Vaseline is the only thing I can stand when my nose gets sore. Lotions sting, which makes the nose run and starts a vicious cycle. Never, ever use the medicated Vaseline, though...


Avoiding sore noses

Post 4

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Oh yes I should have pointed that out.Thank you.


Avoiding sore noses

Post 5

St. Sabryn

Something I have discovered is most helpful for daytime is benzocaine. It stings for a bit, but then goes pleasantly numb...unfortunately, I am out of it at present. smiley - sadface


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