Nasal Douches

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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.

NOTE: It ought to be stated here that sharing your snorting utensils is a known transmission route for Hep C, Hep B and HIV. Always use your own snorting equipment and play it safe.

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

A 'Neti pot', a common instrument for nasal douching and available to buy

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.

Perforated Septum

A perforated septum is more often than

Perforated Septum needing reconstructive surgery

Perforated Septum needing reconstructive surgery

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-

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  1. JO

     /  July 7, 2020

    is it safe to use that NAVAGE nose cleaner thing before and after blow?

  2. TROY

     /  December 25, 2016

    URGENT—-My wife started injecting opiates a couple of months ago she always snorted for the last 14 years but her nose is always plugged that’s why..she missed in her breast (she is bigger than a DD.Now she won’t show me and says it al red very sore and is 8 inch’s or bigger in diameter and she say’s it’s been getting worse for the last 2 weeks..she has a large scrip that she gets from the doctor and she ca n’t lost it as she has chronic pain and i know she will kill herself if this happens.she is perscribed 180 mg of hydomorph cotin in dose’s od 60 mg’s 3 times a day and 96mg’s of hydromorph or dilodit in 4 mg tabs whice she is supose to take 12 mg’s every 3 a lot of powder to snort but now she says she has an infection in her gums all around her teeth are very bad and also in her left ear —WHAT IS THE BEST ANTIBIOTIC FOR HER AND WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO TELL A DOCTOR AT A WALKIN CLINC? She is on several other drugs including blood thiners -warfrin.benzo’s blood presure meds,i can’t rememer them all but probly 6 more HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP?

  3. sophie

     /  January 14, 2015

    hi… interesting article… i have a hole in septum it is perforated and broken from drug taking and breaking in an accident… i am struggling to find a very good and experienced surgeon who is private as nhs is too long of a waiting list. could you recommend any in uk budget isn’t really an issue but been docs several times and they are slow/cluess and surgeon was damn right rude that i saw through them ! please help !

  4. Jon Rear Bone

     /  March 16, 2014

    I used this method to douche my urethra.

  5. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!


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