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Sniffing Meth Picking Nose
Yes, as you have: probably found out. It can do so much damage, that the wal between the nostrils (the nasal septum) can deteriorate and get a large hole, and ultimately be completely destroyed, causing the nose to collapse. And that isn't the worst thing that Cocaine does - it takes over your life, bankrupts you, gets you arrested, and causes heart attacks, strokes, depression and psychosis. QUIT NOW. GET HELP. ...Read more
Decongestants: For nasal stuffiness due to a cold or other virus, lasting less than 5 to 7 days, you can use oral or topical decongestants such as sudafed or afrin. If it lasts longer it could be another problem like a sinus infection or allergy, so see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Saline, emollients: Rebuild your nasal mucosa with regular use of saline spray and/or irrigation, application of ointments such as vaseline or neosproin/bacitracin, and avoiding trauma to the nose (picking, blowing, etc.) if persists, then see your doc for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They can: Oral decongestants such as sudafed (pseudoephedrine) can have a drying effect on the nose, mouth and eyes. This is from the anticholinergic effects. Even though decongestants are for decreasing congestion this drying side effect can be helpful for some and problematic for other people. ...Read more
Whoever told you : that nose-picking can make your nostrils bigger or alter the shape of your nose probably also told you that if you lie, your nose will grow! I guess if you got a severe enough Staphylococcal infection of your nasal cartilage & bone from scratching your nasal mucous membranes with dirty fingernails, you could, end up with a gnarly nose. It's 1 of 2 things you should always do in private. ...Read more
Allergy ?: May be due to allergy, or other causes, and need to see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Constantly swallowing, post nasal drip and snorting up blood constantly from nose. Is this serious?
Sinusitis: time to be seen for sinus disease. See your local PCP or ENT, ...Read more
YES!!!: It can kill your ability to smell by damaging the nerves in your nose and decrease your ability to fight infection by damaging your cilia in your nose which is the filter system you need to cleanse the air for your lungs. ...Read more
Somehow snorted toothpaste up my nose while brushing. Feels like it's in my sinuses & burns; blowing nose & gargling help. Is this harmful? Thanks!
Catch 22. Got lots of nasal drip from a cold but every time I blow my nose (even softly) a nostril scab tears& my nose bleeds. To blow or not to blow?
Lubricate: Use a dab of vaseline or Aquaphor or KY jelly twice a day inside your nose. You can use Afrin [the generic oxymetazoline is same] for a few days, not more than a few. You can also snuff some water [usually salted water] up your nose and suck it in to clear out mucous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had 4 nose bleeds in one day. Separate Nose bleeds. What is up? they are not nose picking nose bleeds #NotAPicker #ISwear. They are gushers too
Nose bleeds: It is the winter and it is possible your nares have dried out and cracked. Consider using a saline spray and see if this fixes the problem. If the bleeding is only from one nostril always and you cannot see the source of bleeding consider ENT appt to make sure there is no abnormality. If this is a persistent problem all year around consider bleeding disorder evaluation. ...Read more
Tip contouring: Rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery enables re-shaping of the nasal tip. A bulbous nasal tip is one in which the tip cartilages may be large and splayed apart. The dome areas may have very poor definition and the nasal tip skin may be of increased thickness such that underlying structures are not well-defined. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NO: No but it may mean making friends is a bit tougher! ...Read more
Bad practice: Squeezing these can result in having the pimple center rupture and spread germs inside the skin. A reaction that accompanies a transient infection would cause a noticeable nasal swelling that would eventually fade. Such infections originating in this area could spread into the blood vessels that feed the brain....bad idea to mess with them. ...Read more