| | NOSE - Nostrils have cuts, both sides, not healing and sore, petroleum no help.
Male, early 20's, fairly fit, no known health issues.
Started some months ago, I believe I had some light acne on inside of both of my nostrils, getting sore I relieved the pressure (pressed with retractable hoked nail file part of nail clippers) and it seems neither have fully healed since. Each morning when its scabbed over it easily breaks out whilst blowing my nose, naturally I stopped blowing my nose in the mornings, however lightly I was before, to help stop this but the scab keeps gathering in size over a few days and becomes quite irriting and restricts breathing or otherwise is eventually loosened in the shower or simply sneezing.
For some weeks now I have been applying Vaseline or equivalent, lightly with thin layer via q-tip right out the shower morning and night to the cut area with no change.
Recently I have noticed that my nose has begun to have an odor I can pick up by laying an index finger just under the nostril should my nostril be a little runny. I stopped with the petroleum jelly to see if it may have been causing the odor but alas it remains.
Not sure what to do at this point, keep trying to let it build up and scramble to keep from sneezing, return to the petroleum, or see someone (which I would like to avoid to do inherent costs). The cut area, at least on one side, remains a bit sore and my nose never really 'feels clear' throughout the day, becomming rather annoying.
I should note that I clear my nose out the shower in the morning lightly and outside the cut areas with a few q-tips and avoid blowing it as much as I can.