Men: Be careful when trimming those nose hairs!
Using a battery-powered nostril insertion device last Wednesday evening to chop out and through my nose hair jungle, I unwittingly created a maelstrom of misery for myself. Taking off the protective cover and exposing the blades so as to get a closer cut on the hairs in the nasal passages, I created a very expensive malady. I got the close cut along with the creation and birth, a couple days later, of an ingrown hair … on the floor of my nostril. As the left side of my face proceeded to swell like a bad “Real Housewives of Miami” Botox job, the pain grew exponentially.
Initially, I thought my hurting and swollen countenance condition was an abscessed tooth. Dental x-rays said no. Next day at the ENT clinic, the doctor discovered an ingrown hair. She proceeded to stick a needle into the pustule mound. Whoa! That hurt! The punis proceeded to drain itself, leading me to believe that recovery would accompany my awakening from the night’s sleep.
Looking forward to the riddance of agony in the morning, following the wake-up I looked into the mirror only to see the left side of my noggin swollen to jiffy pop proportion. The right side of my face? Happy-go-lucky me. Left side? Me as “The Elephant Man.”
Immediately, I returned to the clinic. The doc described something out of whack with the ingrown, black-headed pyramid of white fluid. She went emergency on me and proceeded to “x” cut it so it would drain bigger. It did … blood and pus! Then she peeled back the small “x” points, creating a crater in the floor of my left nostril.
The remainder of the day and into the “Smash & Twist” entertainment extravaganza show, in anguish, I sat there with a blood-soaked tampon looking cylinder sticking out of my nostril. I won’t even post that photo.
Men, know that from “safe sex” to “nasal short hairs,” whenever you remove the “protective covering” there’s a good chance that something’s going to soon arrive that you might not have been counting on.
With that in mind, as a public service, I provide this photo for your consideration when needing to hack out the nose hairs …