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#1 scampie5


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:25 AM

Hello every one can any one suggest any thing for a dry nose the inside of my nose is very dry and then this causes my nose to start bleeding I have been using which was helping but doesn't seem to be any more snd I really hate the nose bleeds as I ended up in the hospital last time Thanks Lynn xxx

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:55 AM

I use KY jelly on the tip of cotton swabs to cleanse & moisturise my nostrils.

Works well for me


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:58 AM

Hi Lynn,

You can purchase saline lubricating nose drops at most pharmacies over the counter. That should help the issue you are currently having. However, more importantly you may want to look at the cause - for instance, do you use wood heat and therefore need extra moisture in your home? During the winter months it's always a good idea to keep a humidifier, or vaporizer running. This may help.
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:01 AM

I would just add to be sure to use lubricating moisturizers that are suitable for internal use. Do *not* use things like petroleum jelly, which should never be used in the nose.

KY jelly is okay to use, because it is not petroleum-based.
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:27 PM

I use AYR saline nasal gel, it doesn't cost alot and works very well especially this time of year. You can buy it at any pharmacy or major drug chain.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:51 PM

i use ayr too. I also do saline nose rinses.
i usually get bloody noses when I blow my nose too hard.
drink lots of fluids - lots of water


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Posted 05 December 2007 - 02:09 AM

I hadn't realised how many people suffer with a dry nose, I use a saline nose spray to rinse (about 4times a day) and also something called mometasone which is an allergy nasal spray. I also have dry eyes and mouth so use drops for my eyes & sugar free gum for the mouth.

Take care


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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:58 AM

I would add that you may want to acquire a hygrometer. It measures the humidity in the room. They are usually available where other weather gadgets (barometers, for instance) are sold. You will be able to monitor just how dry the room is - especially when rooms are heated (as Sweet mentioned).

A humidifier may also be helpful. They are usually available where kitchen appliances are sold, and inexpensive ones are available. You fill them with water. They blow air through the water, releasing it into the room. Can do wonders for getting through the night in a bedroom with dry, heated air.


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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:38 AM

Then there is the old low tech standby of putting a bowl of water near the heat source.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:51 AM

Thanks for the good advice. I just got the AYR saline nasal gel today. I look forward to using it and expect good results!!!!

Denelle :D