The inside of my nose really hurts. The humidity here is 17%. The repeated blowing of my nose has dried the inside of my nose out, badly. You know, when you get a little bit of blood on the tissue from the little broken capillaries or whatever and you get little tiny scabs inside the nose that when they dry pull on the skin. Scabs are not at all stretchy.
I’ve put lotion up there, it helped, but didn’t last long.
Last week I put Neosporin up there. Major, major mistake, what a horrid smelling ointment. It doesn’t smell on your finger, but it sure smells in your nose. This morning I tried some Vicks.
I seriously thought I was going to puke. I got a couple of Q-tips out and got them wet, put some Method liquid soap on them and washed out the interior of my nose. I rinsed it out thoroughly. The Vicks smell is gone. But just to make sure I didn’t keep smelling it (you know how smells can be) I spritzed a little Shalimar on my left wrist. And if I think I smell any of the Vicks, I’ll just sniff my wrist.
I hate being sick.