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Long haul and dry skin and nose

#1 Post by Dry Guy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:52 pm

I wanted to ask how do long haul or even domestic pilots deal with getting dried out from being in pressurized airplanes for so many hours a month? If I do one flight of around 5 hours of more my skin and especially inside my nose will be so dry that I'll even have an occasional nose bleed for days after. I'm nervous I won't be able to work for Air Canada since you are spending many hours a month in very dry air. I drink as much water as possible and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Do any long haul pilots have this problem and do you have any solutions that work for you? Thanks.
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#2 Post by aV1aTOr » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:47 pm

Keep on top of moisturizing hands and face, and like you mentioned, drink plenty of water. Like most foreign environments, if your body is only exposed occasionally your skin will react, but more than likely with more regular exposure you will adapt.
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#3 Post by co-joe » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:06 pm

My gf bought me this and its amazing. I sleep with it a foot from my face every night.

https://buy.shopfancii.com/products/fan ... 9348145862

All you need is a water bottle.
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#4 Post by co-joe » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:06 pm

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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#5 Post by aV1aTOr » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:06 am

co-joe wrote:My gf bought me this and its amazing. I sleep with it a foot from my face every night.

https://buy.shopfancii.com/products/fan ... 9348145862

All you need is a water bottle.
Never seen one of these... might have to give it a try!
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#6 Post by infiniteregulus » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:37 am

Why not just run the shower for a while and steam the room haha
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#7 Post by av8ts » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:36 pm

infiniteregulus wrote:Why not just run the shower for a while and steam the room haha
I usually fill the tub with hot water on layovers
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#8 Post by AF1000 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:57 pm

I always have a bottle of Saline Spray. Works like a charm. I've asked my CAME and there are apparently no long term side effects to using it.
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#9 Post by JBI » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:32 am

infiniteregulus wrote:Why not just run the shower for a while and steam the room haha
I did this once and set off the smoke detector :shock: At least it was at a decent time in the afternoon.
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#10 Post by co-joe » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:32 pm

AF1000 wrote:I always have a bottle of Saline Spray. Works like a charm. I've asked my CAME and there are apparently no long term side effects to using it.
Have to try that. I tried that Secaris stuff from an airport news store. Works ok. Better than a nosebleed.
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#11 Post by GQ4 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:26 pm

http://pendopharm.com/wp-content/upload ... el-BIL.png

Apply a couple of times per day with a q-tip. Works great.
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Re: Long haul and dry skin and nose

#12 Post by Dry Guy » Mon May 01, 2017 11:29 pm

Thanks for the tips guys. That Secaris looks like just the ticket. I'll have stock up next time I'm through a Canadian airport.
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