Soothe a Sore and Irritated Nose After Frequent Blowing

How to Soothe a Sore and Irritated Nose After Frequent Blowing
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How to Soothe a Sore and Irritated Nose After Frequent Blowing Frequent blowing from allergies colds or cold dry weather can painfully irritate your nose. The delicate tissues around and in the nose become dry and chapped from the constant micro trauma of blowing and wiping. Allergies can be especially problematic because they last longer than the one to two weeks of a cold or flu. Whatever the cause there are steps you can take to soothe your tender nose. Apply a soothing moisturizer to the outside of your nostrils. Petroleum jellies like Vaseline and ointments like Neosporin work best. Place a small amount of the product on a Q tip then apply it around the entrance of each nostril. The extra moisture will not only relieve dryness but will also create a barrier against irritation from a runny nose. Buy tissue with lotion. If you are willing to pay a slightly higher price splurging on some high quality facial tissue can go a long way toward soothing your nose. Look for products that have been treated with lotion. They do less damage as you are blowing your nose and counteract the irritation with their soothing lotion. Less chafing during nose blowing means less irritation in the long run. Soak your nose with a moist washcloth. If your nose is badly chafed or even bleeding add warm moisture quickly to relieve the pain. Run a clean washcloth under hot water then gently press it into the nostrils. Tilt your head back and leave the washcloth in place until it cools back down to room temperature. Breathe through your mouth during this time. Reduce your nose blowing. A runny or congested nose can feel terrible and you may be tempted to blow your nose constantly. Though it may be hard fight that urge. Especially if you are home alone and there is nobody to judge you blow your nose only when necessary. If a little mucus runs out of your nose gently dab it away instead of honking on a dry tissue and irritating your nose.Use gentle nose blowing technique. Instead of taking a deep breath and blowing as hard as you can blow gently to reduce chafing. Blow softly through one nostril then the other. Continue alternating nostrils until you feel your nose is clear enough.Seek medical treatment for allergies. A doctor will be able to prescribe allergy medications that can control your reaction. Whether you get allergy shots or take Flonase nasal spray when your nose starts running treating the underlying allergy will help soothe your nose.

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