In 2003 I started getting lots of nosebleeds, the kind that can go on for 15 minutes, & my nose became very dry. I frequently used Vaseline, Carmex, DHT, lotion, cocoa butter, & Neosporin to keep it dry. My mother was cheap & I was regarded as a Hypochondriac. She contributed the nosebleed to "we live in the desert."
By 2006, my nose is probably worse. I'd stopped using Neosporin & Vaseline, as they were possibly making things worse, because I made the mistake of using Afrin whenever I had a cold, & my whole family was hooked on pseudoephedrine for allergies. I stopped using the stuff altogether in 2008 & switched to Breathe Rights.
I've since tried aloe gel & Calendula ointment. I've tried saline gels & spray & find that they evaporate & dry within seconds. I've tried going days using nothing, hoping it would heal, but I just can't resist the urge to moisten. I've also got a cool mist humidifier & live in the most humid state in the country; doesn't help at all.
Outside of trying nasal irrigation with a neti pot, I can't think of anything else to try. Google searching has been a wild goose chase.
*Not using ANY kind of medication, vitamins, inhalers, allergy reducers, or herbal supplements.
*My nose is constantly runny, but the incredibly thick light green mucus is gummy & doesn't moisten my nose at all.
*No history of smoking or sexual diseases.
*No one else in my family has this problem.
*Weak sense of smell, some days things taste completely wrong.
*In the morning, I always cough up thick mucus balls.
*The only kind of headaches I get are from neck strain. Never had a sinus headache or sinus infection.
*Some times when I get a nosebleed, the color is unusually pale, like the red paint blood from Dawn of the Dead.
*Female, 30, Caucasian. Problems started in my late teens.