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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?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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