NOSE Douches – for help looking after your nasal passages from snorting powders. Used once before your snorting session and once when it has ended appears the best advice. This is not suggested when you have sinusitis or other nasal infections where douching could spread the bacteria. However, gentle salt water douches are known to be a helpful procedure when the nasal passages need a little helping hand to clear and it has been practiced in India for centuries.
Always cut, chop or screen the coke to a fine powder – use small doses at a time and aim it high up inside the nasal cavity. Clean you nose without fail after every coke session (not after every toot). However it is not wise to douch or oil your nose more than every few days and if your using coke more than that – well, your using too much.
There are 2 steps to cleaning and reviving your nose.
Warm salted water is the best douche to use
1 Dissolve ¼ teaspoon salt in a cup of warm water (distilled water is ideal).. NOTE: Apparently it is best to use kosher salt, canning or pickling salt and NOT table salt as it contains additives – in any case it should be non iodized salt). Pinch your thumb and forefinger together and pour a little of this solution over them. Sniff it in gently so a warm salt spray is spread over the membranes inside your nose. Commercial nose sprays are pretty rough on nasal passages that are already irritated by cocaine and so should not be used frequently. This weak saline solution is really all you need.
2 Once your nasal cavity is irrigated, the 2nd step is to lubricate it with vitamin E oil. Use natural vitamin E oil that contains only alpha-tocopherol in an organic medium like safflower oil. Or you can open up a vitamin E capsule with a razor blade. ‘Healthaid’ has a vitamin E oil (hypoallergenic) that is just right and costs about £6 at your local chemist. You can also get Healthaid’s Vit E capsules, 60 caps for around £6. If your fingers are large use a Q Tip (cotton bud), or use the tip of your little finger making sure it’s clean and not jagged. Dab some E oil on the swab or fingertip and very carefully and slowly, stick it up your nose. Gently wiggle it so the oil coats the membranes on all sides. Repeat the procedure in the same nostril, making sure that you lubricate the entire inner rim of the nostril and the little pocket near the tip of your nose.
3 Do the same to the other nostril then look in the mirror and smile – you’ve just started a procedure that will help keep your nose and sinuses in better condition. Don’t worry if your nose starts feeling stuffy again, it’s just your mucous membranes beginning to revive. The tingling will stop in a little while.
Other solutions and nasal douches
People often add baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to the salt water mix, click here for another good solution for douching.
Here is a bit more information on nasal irrigation worth a quick look.
A perforated septum is more often than
not caused by clumsy attempts to clean the nose than by cocaine. The nose needs time to recover after snorting drugs and like cocaine itself, douching and oiling more than every few days may harm your nose – or worse, your sinuses. If crusting in your nose continues or you start getting nosebleeds – lay off the coke and see your doctor without delay. If you notice any malfunction in your system whatsoever – it could be a warning signal of an oncoming illness and should be checked out by a trusted physician.
REF: Lee,.D. 1981 (first published) Cocaine Handbook: An Essential reference. USA: What If?
Other Refs available at BP.NOTE: BP recommends this book as a must for every coke user-
- The Scoop on Neti Pots (everydayhealth.com)