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mjbearit Offline

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Can we get personal?
Okay, after all the weird, sometimes personal things we discuss here, this should not be an issue, but if it is, well....get over it I guess!
Who else is using a nasal pillows mask and has nose hair trouble? That's right, you heard me, raise your hands!
I am not a hairy guy. I have no more hair on my back than when I was 2 years old, I am up to about half a dozen chest hairs now, so this is not really a "hairy guy" discussion. My eyebrows have never been groomed, they know better than to grow unchecked, and contrary to what it may sound like I have looked in the mirror many times and you cannot see bushels of hair growing out of my nose!
Never the less, Every single night I am awakened about 2 hours after I go to sleep and then several times thereafter by the air blowing around what few nose hairs I have, tickling and irritating the crud outta me! I'm not huge on this whole "metrosexual" idea of "manscaping" and facials and manicures and pedicures and such, but I finally got absolutely fed up today and went to Target and bought one of those nose hair trimmer thingys. What sadistic creature came up with this? This thing vibrates and a very high rate and I stick it up my nose and a sneezing fit ensues! After many false starts I managed to run it around each nostril. I can't tell yet if anything happened, I mean I am just not hairy enough so that no real indicators hit the sink. I guess tonight will tell the tale. C'mon folks, I cannot possibly be the only person with this issue!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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07-30-2012 07:46 PM
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Post: #2
RE: Can we get personal?
Seriously I don,t have problem with hair up my nose but I use a nasal mask. I would be careful shaving the hair up my nose but once went to a Turkish barber and he removed my ear hair...Turkish style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxuDDO2Z_xE
(This post was last modified: 07-30-2012 08:30 PM by zonk.)
07-30-2012 08:22 PM
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Post: #3
RE: Can we get personal?
Try some HPA lanolin. It'll keep those nose hairs from flying around in the breeze!

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07-30-2012 09:24 PM
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CHanlon Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Can we get personal?
Heh, I feel your pain, MJ. I'm not overly hairy, either, but after about age 40 or so I've started growing hair in strange places - nose and the top/edge of my ears. I looked in the mirror one day and my ears looked pointed from the tufts growing out the top.
07-31-2012 08:05 AM
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zimlich Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Can we get personal?
Nothing is too personal if it contributes to successful therapy. I'm sure you're not the only person this affects.
07-31-2012 08:28 AM
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mjbearit Offline

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RE: Can we get personal?
(07-31-2012 08:28 AM)zimlich Wrote:  Nothing is too personal if it contributes to successful therapy. I'm sure you're not the only person this affects.

Which is why I posted it! Smile Besides after 50 and many trips to doctors and hospitals and such, you have no more illusion of privacy and absolutely nothing embarrasses you! LOL!

The good news is that I must have gotten the hairs causing the tickle because they did not wake me up last night! Of course I had to run out of the house this morning to fill the gas tank on the car and still get to work this morning so I didn't have time to look at my data. I'll do that tonight. If I suddenly see improvement in my numbers, I will have a good laugh!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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07-31-2012 09:34 AM
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JudgeMental Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Can we get personal?
MJ.. if you post that your numbers have improved, it may cause a rush to buy nose trimmers at the big box store. I think I may call my broker and buy some stock in the company that makes the trimmers. $$$ Dielaughing

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07-31-2012 10:45 AM
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BabyDoc Offline

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Post: #8
RE: Can we get personal?
I don't have any trouble with my nasal pillows, but your post made me go look in a mirror and trim my nose hairs. I don't have a fancy trimmer. I just use a pair of blunt ended sizzors designed for nose trimming. It seems to work well enough. Even without trimming them, it difficult to imagine how those hairs wouldn't be compressed against the sides of my nose by the nasal pillows. Perhaps, if your nasal hairs are deeper in your nose than the ends of the pillows, you could have a problem.
07-31-2012 11:04 AM
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Post: #9
RE: Can we get personal?
I dont use nasals but to my shock about 10 years ago my nose decided to grow itself a beard not to mention my ears. It isnt a personal thing but a funny one. Had many jokes over it so dont worry your aint on your own here. Bought myself a grooming kit and chopped them all away.

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07-31-2012 01:42 PM
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kitley Offline

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Post: #10
RE: Can we get personal?
You guys are just too hilarious. Love the pics, Dreamcatcher!
07-31-2012 02:32 PM
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