Sometime in early December I got a cold with nasal conjestion. The cold went away in about a week, but left the openings to my nostrils red and flaky. It calmed down a tad, but all winter long its still a little irrtated. I tried Neospirin for some time, no luck. I tried facial lotion, no luck. Then I tried 1% hydrocortisone and it seemed to help. But it won't just go way completely and if i do blow my nose it seems to come back. I know the winter can be dry, I have added a humidifer to my bedroom, it seems to help a little.
Should I keep putting on the hydrocortisone twice a day? I have been using if for about 10 days, I have backed off a little bit and I have blown my nose some in the past few days and it looks like its irritated again.
It sounds as though you have irritation from nose-blowing. Mild hydrocortisone should help, along with moisture lotions and gentle cleansing. Now that your cold is gone, the irritation should go away too.
I had the same thing after a cold. My husband used my nose spray, which I thought a bad idea. After the cold lessened, my nose started peeling was red and burned. Makeup covered it, but without makeup I looked bad.
My doctor told me to use the jock itch cream and mix it with a little hydrocrodisone for the itch.
It was gone in less than a week. I had had the rash and burning for several months.
Try the jock itch cream. Buy the expensive brand. I believe it was lamisil.
I'm not a doctor, just play one with my family!
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