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Old 12-11-2014, 09:56 AM
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Is there something in my nose?

Ever feel like you have something in a nostril up into the "bone" part (where your finger can't reach)?

Am I really asking this? Yes sparky!, you are.

Anyway, I have been blowing and blowing this morning, to the point I'm surprised I haven't busted a few capillaries in my face. I even tried a wet q-tip poking around up there.

Something is up there (I think)!

A swim in the ocean would be nice right now. Mmmm... salt water.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:25 AM
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Probably irritated and swollen tissue up there that's making your nose feel completely blocked. (You can get air through there when you blow your nose, right?) Blowing it hard and forcing a q-tip up there is probably just making it worse.

Might try an eyedropper with some salt water to help things constrict back to normal. Or a neti pot. But it'll probably clear up on its own pretty quickly.

IANAD.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:28 AM
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Probably irritated and swollen tissue up there that's making your nose feel completely blocked. (You can get air through there when you blow your nose, right?) Blowing it hard and forcing a q-tip up there is probably just making it worse.

Might try an eyedropper with some salt water to help things constrict back to normal. Or a neti pot. But it'll probably clear up on its own pretty quickly.

IANAD.
I can actually breathe fine through it. It feels like there's a stray hair up there (or I imagine that's what it would feel like if a stray hair was up there).

It's actually super annoying now that I've been thinking about it.

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Old 12-11-2014, 10:43 AM
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Just pray that it doesn't start moving -- unless it already has!
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Just pray that it doesn't start moving -- unless it already has!
Like a cave spider laying babies to feast on my brain?

(and don't google image search 'cave spider' )
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:57 AM
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Like a cave spider laying babies to feast on my brain?

(and don't google image search 'cave spider' )
Gah!

DO NOT google image search cave spider bite!!!1!
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:23 AM
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It might be something along the lines of vasomotor rhinitis. I get a run of that a couple times a year. Feels like there's something crawling around and itching up there, and rinsing with a neti doesn't help. Benadryl helps make it tolerable. AFAIK, it's harmless but annoying and should go away on its own in a couple of days.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:35 AM
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Like a cave spider laying babies to feast on my brain?

(and don't google image search 'cave spider' )

Hey, sparky! do you cut up your food before eating it like the classy ones do?

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Cave Spiders are grey, green or brown in colour and have a rounded, dotted belly as well as eight hairy legs. They have two eyes, located on either side of their head to provide half circular vision. The have two biteblades, located at either side of their mouth. These are used to cut up their food before it enters the mouth.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:50 PM
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We probably can't answer the question without knowing where your nose has been.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:06 PM
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Perhaps you have fungus concretions
http://popthatzit.com/?s=fungus

or even miyasis

WARNING! MAGGOTS CRAWLING AROUND UP THERE!
http://popthatzit.com/?s=nose+miyasis
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:58 AM
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Rubber hose?
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:21 AM
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Could be a leech. Has your nose been to South East Asia?

I once knew a guy, who knew a guy, whose coworker's sister's kid stuck a whole bagel up his nose! With lox and cream cheese! Maybe you've got that.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:39 AM
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It could just be dryness from dry indoor heated air. Little vaseline on a q-tip. Swish around inside nostril.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:01 AM
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You think there's something in there, but there'snot.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:05 AM
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Dunno what's up your nose, but whenever I see this thread title, my brain sings, "Please please tell me now - is there something in my nose?"
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:15 AM
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Dunno what's up your nose, but whenever I see this thread title, my brain sings, "Please please tell me now - is there something in my nose?"
Earworm. I hate you.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:28 PM
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Try blowing your nose in the shower.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:37 PM
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Could be a nasal polyp. Normally they're harmless but sometimes they turn into nose cancer and then you die.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:50 AM
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Could be a snot clot! (I'm sure there's an official medical term.) I get these a lot after sinus infections...mucus will build up and semi-solidify, until one day (often in the shower) it pops out.
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:17 PM
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Try blowing your nose in the shower.
...but wipe the goo off the tiles after, will ya? You're not the only one who has to use that shower.
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:05 AM
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Yeah, blow your nose into your hands, then use the shower to wash anything that comes out directly down the drain hole. Gross idea, but cleaner in the end than using dry paper - and the OP has already confessed to rooting around up there with fingers, so I figured it was appropriate.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:03 AM
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Yeah, blow your nose into your hands, then use the shower to wash anything that comes out directly down the drain hole. Gross idea, but cleaner in the end than using dry paper - and the OP has already confessed to rooting around up there with fingers, so I figured it was appropriate.
And a q-tip, don't forget the q-tip.

Anyway, for days I could envision something small and foreign up there, but luckily it just went away.

That could seriously be used as a cheap and effective torture device.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:26 AM
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Years ago a cousin of mine had to be taken to the hospital to have a dried bean extracted from his nose. It had reached the sinus cavity and wouldn't come out. Doctor told him the bean could have sprouted if it had stayed up there long enough.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:06 PM
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Years ago a cousin of mine had to be taken to the hospital to have a dried bean extracted from his nose. It had reached the sinus cavity and wouldn't come out. Doctor told him the bean could have sprouted if it had stayed up there long enough.
"He am Groot"?
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:55 PM
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It could simply be nose hair. I found that, as you age, nose hair tends to grow thicker, longer, curlier, and in odd angles. Sometimes they bend and get stuck deep inside your nose. Finding and pulling such a fucker usually alleviates the discomfort.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:31 PM
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It could simply be nose hair. I found that, as you age, nose hair tends to grow thicker, longer, curlier, and in odd angles. Sometimes they bend and get stuck deep inside your nose. Finding and pulling such a fucker usually alleviates the discomfort.
Setting the scene for:

"Honey...? Why is there a needle-nosed pliers jammed up your nose...?"
"I'll tell you in a minute... I've almost... got it..."
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:44 PM
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It could simply be nose hair. I found that, as you age, nose hair tends to grow thicker, longer, curlier, and in odd angles. Sometimes they bend and get stuck deep inside your nose.
And sometimes they grow right through your nose!
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:26 PM
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Could be your wedding ring...
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