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What does everyone else do for a sore nose from the dry winter air?

My tool box this winter includes buying a "Cool Air" humidifier this winter, changing the cannula often and polysporin.

  1. P.S. I've been using oxygen 24/7 for 19 years.

    1. I always use a humidifier in the house now. It has helped tremendously. I also use the humidifier water bottle on my liquid O2 tank.

      1. thank you for getting back to me on this. No my electric concentrator does not have a bottle on it but can be retrofitted if requested. The empty bottle on the liquid O2 filler tank serves a different purpose and should not be filled with water if anyone else is reading our exchange. Thank you very much for jumping into the conversation as your experience is much appreciated. Hope you have a wonderful day.
        Jeff (Team member COPD.net)


      2. Hi Jeff, and thanks for your post. You make a very good point! Everyone who may be affected by this should keep in mind there is a difference between liquid oxygen supply systems, medical oxygen supply systems, and electric concentrators.
        Guidelines which apply to one system may not be applicable to other systems. Should you have questions or concerns about your own individual oxygen supply system, you may want to speak with your equipment supplier and/or your physician.
        Wishing you well,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    2. Try Ayr Nasal Mist and Gel --designed for just such issues. Also Rhinase mist and gel from Profonda.com. Ayr products are available Walmart and drug stores.
      Rickie

      1. thank you for joining the conversation with what works for you. Its always best to consult your Doctor for what works best for each person. March is here and warmer weather is coming soon we hope. Hope your having a great day. Jeff (Team COPD.net)


    3. Everyone is going to jump up and down convinced I'll burst into flames if I do this, but I've been using Vicks VapoRub or Mentolatum (if you can find it) for years to lightly coat the inside of my nose to relieve the soreness.
      I can't figure out how this stuff can catch on fire unless you hold a match up to your nose while inhaling oxygen, but it appears to be discouraged on many websites.
      It's your decision, but it sure does help my sore nose and chapped lips as well.

      1. thanks for the chuckle, but I have been using Vicks for years before I go to bed each night as you mentioned to help me sleep. And thankfully zero flames!

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