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Sore nose from too many tissues - help!

post #1 of 41
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Well i've pretty much gone through a whole box since yesterday. And now the front of my septum and nostrils is red (the outside, not inside) and sore. I NEED to blow my nose. Is there any product i can dab on that won't sting this sensitive part of my face? I got mum to buy me some aloe tissues so i hope to be using those soon. *sighs* any ideas would be appreciated. I haven't had a common cold in a few years, i did have tonsillitis but my nose was fine.

Help meeeeeeee

post #2 of 41
Would rubbing some aloe on your sore nose help? I never tried it personally. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
post #3 of 41
Try vaseline. I am just getting a cold. I have been sneezing and using up all the tissues in the house. Vaseline although not pretty seems to work well.
post #4 of 41
I would just keep moisturizer on it now, but would definitely consider buying the tissue with lotion in it if you have to get more.
post #5 of 41
Go out and get yourself a regular black tube of ChapStick and rub it on the sore parts. It will heal up faster.

I've always done that and it really helps.

Throw the ChapStick away when you are done. It can get gross.
post #6 of 41
Also get some Puff's Plus tissues. They have lotion in them.

Every time I get a cold, I have to use those or my nose will get very sore and raw
post #7 of 41
I have that problem right now myself. I normally use Vaseline.
post #8 of 41
I second the puffs plus (the kleenex with lotion right in it) and you could also try "barrier" cream (sp??) it comes in a pink tube and is usually found in the baby section of the drug store.

I hope you feel better soon!!
post #9 of 41
My youngest daughter goes thru this with every cold she gets!! Try some Desitin!! It's diaper rash ointment and it eases the soreness AND gets rid of the red! You only have to use a teeny bit!
post #10 of 41
Use Desatin (just a pinch!) and Puffs Plus!
post #11 of 41
The very best thing is vitamin E, squeezed right out of the capsule! It's so gooey that it completely seals your skin away from the air, which is what makes it hurt, and it doesn't come off easily like creams do. Also, it helps your skin heal more quickly.

And yes, those lotion tissues are great!
post #12 of 41
Use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly or Blistex lip ointment/cream
post #13 of 41
I use fake vaseline ( made from castor oil....

BEWARE of lotion tissues read the ingrediants
post #14 of 41
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
The very best thing is vitamin E, squeezed right out of the capsule! It's so gooey that it completely seals your skin away from the air, which is what makes it hurt, and it doesn't come off easily like creams do. Also, it helps your skin heal more quickly.

And yes, those lotion tissues are great!

I dont recognise desatin & puff because i'm in Oz mum bought some kleenex aloe tissues which seem to be better. I tried my facial vitamin e moisturiser yesterday and it just stung. Same with the aloe as well. I have this american brand, Fruit of the Earth, has no colouring in it, still hurts!!

Oh yes drugs are good too. Muchly improved since take decongestants last night. Losenges/cough medicine/lemsip too much to keep track of and wasn't really working. Usually i avoid medicine if i can, even when i have headaches unless they're really bad. Here's hoping for a good nights sleep! It's 9am and i really should be back in bed.

Thanks for all your ideas guys
post #15 of 41
Yes, it has to be pure vitamin E from the capsule... preferably the natural kind, not synthetic...
post #16 of 41
If you do a sinus wash you won't have to blow your nose so much, and it keeps the bacteria from spreading to your ears and lungs, too.
post #17 of 41
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Go out and get yourself a regular black tube of ChapStick and rub it on the sore parts. It will heal up faster.

I've always done that and it really helps.

Throw the ChapStick away when you are done. It can get gross.
I agree, chapstick has always helped my raw nose. I feel your pain and hope you feel better
post #18 of 41
Vaseline on your nose and also get tissues that have aloe on them. It'll help.
post #19 of 41
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Now if only sneezing wouldn't hurt my shoulders each time it happens
post #20 of 41
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Now if only sneezing wouldn't hurt my shoulders each time it happens
Goodness, you're just falling apart aren't you?
post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by catcaregiver View Post
Goodness, you're just falling apart aren't you?
Gee thanks

Well if i have the flu or a cold or tonsilittis other bits get sore. Normally sneezing is perfectly fine, but the way i am now everything moves together. you do realise sneezing is one of the most violent acts a body can do? The reason your eyelids squeeze shut, is that they would pop out of your head otherwise!
post #22 of 41
My Father tore the rib cartilage on his left side once from coughing, I'd think that's pretty violent too.
post #23 of 41
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My Father tore the rib cartilage on his left side once from coughing, I'd think that's pretty violent too.
Um...ouch?

Is it safe to say he got all better? lol
post #24 of 41
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Um...ouch?

Is it safe to say he got all better? lol
Oh, yes, he's fine now, but he loves to tell the tale.... His entire side was purple for weeks, though.

I guess it's one of his 'war-wounds'.
post #25 of 41
When the nose is very red and tender, try an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment (Neosporin in the US) for a day or two to help it heal. I use it on the kids at school, usualy three times a day.

Desitin diaper rash ointment is basically zinc oxide. it is a very good choice to prevent problems, as is vaseline of chapstick (both petroleum based).
post #26 of 41
Ditto on the vaseline. It's so simple but it works.
post #27 of 41
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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
Well i've pretty much gone through a whole box since yesterday. And now the front of my septum and nostrils is red (the outside, not inside) and sore. I NEED to blow my nose. Is there any product i can dab on that won't sting this sensitive part of my face? I got mum to buy me some aloe tissues so i hope to be using those soon. *sighs* any ideas would be appreciated. I haven't had a common cold in a few years, i did have tonsillitis but my nose was fine.

Help meeeeeeee

I use chapstick... and it's a stick I DON'T use on my lips. Hope your nose is feeling better soon!
post #28 of 41
yeah, definitely chap stick. Put a lot on your nose before you go to bed, too. I usually did that and my nose would be a lot better in the morning.

-Kristen
post #29 of 41
I use a medicated lip balm. May sting at first, but then it cools and I think helps heal faster.

Or you can try a shot of whisky every eight hours. You'll still hurt, but won't care.
post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
I use a medicated lip balm. May sting at first, but then it cools and I think helps heal faster.

Or you can try a shot of whisky every eight hours. You'll still hurt, but won't care.
That last one sounds interesting..but alcohol isn't allowed in this house...*points to father* although he doesn't know i've been fershnicked a few times in my life lol
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