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    Ouch, I am hot!
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    Heater Makes Me Want to Chop Nose Off

    The heater (house or car) turns my nose into a living hell of itchiness and congestion. It is so bad that it wakes me up. I turn off the heat and get some cool air in my body's air system and I go back to normal.

    Anyone else? Will an air filter help?
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    Happy Birthday (belated)...lunch this coming week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyescream
    Happy Birthday (belated)...lunch this coming week?
    Ok. Email me. What about the heater issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Ok. Email me. What about the heater issue?
    Try a humidifier in your bedroom. Sounds like a dry air problem.

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    I will second the humidifier suggestion.
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    the amount of moisture a parcel of air can hold is dependant on temp.. warm air can hold more moisture. when air is cooled to its dewpoint and can not longer retain its moisture, it becomes saturated and must precipitate out. hence why a few warm winter days followed by a sudden temp drop brings snow or rain,, Likewise when a cold surface (beer can right out of the freezer) is introduced to a warmer temp, the air immediately around the can in cooled to the dewpoint , causing condensation or frost

    on the flipside, if you take COLD air that already has low humidity, and heat it,, it's the opposite.. the relative humidity drops to almost nil...

    come to chicago in january if if you ever want to experience the feeling of your snots freezing inside your nose

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    I always get the same problem the first few time I turn on the heater in the winter. Maybe its a reaction to burning dust, since we only use the heater twice per year

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    You need to put some glasses on that dog.

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    Just get a humidifier. Even the cheap ones work pretty well.
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    My wife slept in a sleeping bag, under the covers of our bed last night.....I may be chopping my nose off too....but that's just to spite the electric bill I incurred in August.

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    Simple Saline nose spray before bed and when you wake up. After you use the saline spray blow all the dry crap out of your nose and you'll be good within a day.
    It works wonders.

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    The little trick I learned when I lived in Flagstaff is to put a little vaseline in each nostril with a qtip. Seriously. Not much, and not far, but it makes a world of difference for congestion in the cold.

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    1. eat a big burrito
    2. turn off your heater
    3. turn your bed into a dutch oven

    your nose will come alive with the naturally moist fragrances, and you will be warm and toasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggnarl
    You need to put some glasses on that dog.

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    I second the burrito, make it a double beef volcano burrito, thatll clear your nose right up. ITLL RUN OFF YOUR FACE!
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    I love how this has absolutely nothing to do with biking. Do they have a AR.com?

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    try a neti pot. I was amazed at how it helped my dry nose. They aren't nearly as uncomfortable as they might seem.

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    Chongo is right on with the saline spray.. you can pick it up at any walgreens or what not, will cost you all of $2 to give it a shot.

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    Buy some sweatshirts and sweatpants and turn off the heater!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    1. eat a big burrito
    2. turn off your heater
    3. turn your bed into a dutch oven

    your nose will come alive with the naturally moist fragrances, and you will be warm and toasty.
    I tried that...wife showed up the next day with a big box of gas x....hmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by essjss
    try a neti pot. I was amazed at how it helped my dry nose. They aren't nearly as uncomfortable as they might seem.
    Neti pots are awesome! I swore by mine all summer. Great for clearing out all kinds of goobers you never knew you had.

    Also, this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQm7YpxgOnA
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    Thanks all. Nose is feeling better after taking your advice.
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    I second the vaseline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Thanks all. Nose is feeling better after taking your advice.
    which advice, specifically?

    uh oh, did I just encourage DirDir to talk about gross things in his nose some more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    which advice, specifically?

    uh oh, did I just encourage DirDir to talk about gross things in his nose some more?
    I used a humidifier, but turned it off at bedtime because it is loud.
    I used saline spray.
    I jammed grease (Vasoline) up my nose.

    I did all three at once, so I have no idea which one did the trick.

    By the way, my nose was never full of gunk and such. Dry - yes. Itchy - yes.
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