Don’t Try This At Home

Remember I told you that I was sick during the Raya holidays? Well, one of the problems that I was having was ulcers in my mouth and pimples in my nose.

And so yesterday I was washing my face and started thinking about the pimples in my nose. They hurt a lot (on both nostrils) and it was causing me a lot of discomfort because it hurts each time I touch my nose.

Now, this won’t be such a bad thing except for the fact that I have this habit of touching my nose quite frequently. I don’t know where I got this from, or when it started. But I will touch my nose as a sort of exclamation point.

If I win a level in a video game. *touch nose*

Finish writing a sentence. *touch nose*

LeBron James does a slam dunk on TV *touch nose*

I’m sitting here trying to analyze my weird nose touching habit and it starts with a tingle on the side of my nose whenever I accomplish something. See, right now it’s starting to itch, and I’m trying… not… to… touch… my…

*touch nose*

Where was I?

Touching my nose frequently, and also the habit of clearing my nose suddenly would be some of my most quirky habits.

So with the pimples I’ve been having inside my nose, I had the brilliant idea of washing the inside of my nose with my facial cleanser.

I had these visions of the facial cleanser cleaning off all the oil and pimples (you know, like how they show it in the advertisements). There would be the cleanser stripping off all the dirt, oil, and the skin would be smooth and pimple free.

So I did that, and immediately my nose told me it was a bad idea.

I don’t know if it was too soapy or if my nose didn’t agree with the avocado scent, but a sharp pain went up my nose.

I washed off as much soap as I could. Then I started sneezing. Non stop. For a few minutes.

After that I sneezed so much I scared poor baby Rachel. The sneezing and running nose only stopped after I fell asleep.

So there you go boys and girls, babies and puppies. Don’t wash the inside of your nose with facial cleanser.

*touch nose*

Photo: Heather Sorenson

12 thoughts on “Don’t Try This At Home”

  1. The blood vessels inside the nose become engorged with blood when you are excited or embarrassed (like blushing), and this can tingle or itch a little. Which is why people often touch their nose when they are lying (e.g. Bill Clinton saying ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’).

    Adino: I didn’t know that! But it sounds so… dirty

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  2. Hahaha, what bright ideas you have. Doctor advise against it because it will wash away the wax layer in your nose. Haha. But oh well one a while WON’T HURT πŸ˜›

    Adino: There’s a wax layer inside our nose? Now that makes me feel like washing it all over again!

  3. wwwoooooaaaahhhh…
    who la ever gave u that brilliant idea eh???

    Adino: I blame TV ads and the pimple irritation, causing me to make a bad judgement. But it seems to have worked. This morning, no more pimples! (but please don’t try this)

  4. Ouch. Let’s hope that the pimples will go away after a week or two.

    Adino: You know, now it seems to have gotten better, so I wonder if it actually worked.

  5. Had to find out the hard way huh? Don’t worry, I’ve tried it before…with no untoward side-effect! πŸ™‚

    Adino: Yeah, I’ll be more careful what I put in my nose from now on!

  6. jus let pimples be. they go away after a while. been so long since i had one i have forgotten the experience πŸ™‚

    Adino: How fortunate for you, never having to face this problem again!

  7. teach u la better way…
    got pimples use the acne squeezer..(thats wat i call la)
    then place it on the pimple and put a little pressure on it…then poof the yellowish thing will come out..
    bought that from body shop..haha

    Adino: I tried that… it didn’t work. I squeezed and squeezed until swollen

  8. you can actually clean the inside of your nose but not how you did it, next time use a netty pot instead. Google netty pot to see what it is.

    Adino: I’ve seen one of those tea pot things. It seems rather painful… I don’t dare to try it!

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