popper nose/skin... :(

  • rnch

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    Aug 01, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    i have lt. brown hair, blue eyes, very fair skin, sunburn easily....as much as i enjoy poppers, i have had a one time only adverse skin reactions: my nose, lips, and cheek skin next to my nose turn red and swollen when using ANY brand of poppers. also, i get a clear discharge out of the skin pores of my nose for part of the day after popper usuage.

    can anyone reccommend any OTC salve or burn cream to lessen these undesireable next morning after affects?
  • Koaa2

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    Aug 01, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    I also get raw from popper use. I find Vaseline Intensive care shortly after use helps to fend it off.
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    Aug 01, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    This might seem a bit radical... instead of trying to find some "OTC salve or burn cream" you could just stop using poppers.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • TexanMan82

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    Aug 01, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    "Who told you to put the balm on? Did I tell you to put the balm on?"
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    Aug 02, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    I wonder what the poppers are doing where you can't see it.
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    Aug 02, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    WOW! I've known people get burns from overuse, so could this be the same thing? I've never heard of this kind of thing.

    And stupid question, but you are using it right aren't you? The stuff's no supposed to come into contact with your skin.
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    Aug 02, 2008 2:12 AM GMT
    I think if you use whippets instead that might be better for you.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 03, 2008 10:12 AM GMT
    Poppers are Amyl nitrite and are used in over-the-counter products, such as air fresheners and video head cleaners

    I'm sorry but if you're getting aftereffects serious enough to be causing skin and nasal membrane irritation you're harming your body
    chronic sinus problems
    increased intra orbital pressure

    moderation in anything never hurt
  • Koaa2

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    Aug 03, 2008 11:05 AM GMT
    Why do people on here become so judgemental. The question was how to resolve a problem, not whether or not it was good for you, or what your beliefs are about it. If you can't answer the question without becoming critical than why not pass it by.
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    Aug 03, 2008 11:28 AM GMT
    Have you ever tried it in bong water? Not to drink, but to use with the bong.

  • Koaa2

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    Aug 03, 2008 12:34 PM GMT
    No, sounds interesting though.
  • rnch

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    Aug 03, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    Koaa2 saidWhy do people on here become so judgemental. The question was how to resolve a problem, not whether or not it was good for you, or what your beliefs are about it. If you can't answer the question without becoming critical than why not pass it by.
    well said!
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    Aug 03, 2008 5:12 PM GMT
    Koaa2 saidWhy do people on here become so judgemental. The question was how to resolve a problem, not whether or not it was good for you, or what your beliefs are about it. If you can't answer the question without becoming critical than why not pass it by.


    Exactly.

    People come here to find advice and ask questions, because they feel its a safe environment in which to do so. Cursing at and belittling people doesn't usually help.

    So, please jump down off your high horse, climb down off the pedestal, step off the soap box, take off the robe and put down the gavel.

    Have a great day!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 03, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    Koaa2 saidWhy do people on here become so judgemental.
    The "judgemental" people were suggesting stopping the use of poppers, to end his reaction misery.

    One person was critical of popper use as an enhancer. This is exactly the type of response you should expect on such a thread.

    'Scuse me for this crass metaphor, but "My head hurts when I pound it on my desk. Anything I can take for that?" Answer: yes, a salve.

    It just screams for a judgemental response.
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    Aug 03, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    Sorry...but what are poppers?
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    Aug 03, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    In2LectualBlkMan saidSorry...but what are poppers?


    Wiki says: "Poppers is the street term for various alkyl nitrites taken for recreational purposes through direct inhalation[1], particularly amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite and isobutyl nitrite.[2][3] Amyl nitrite has a centuries-long history of safe use in treating angina,[1] as well as an antidote to cyanide poisoning.[4][5] Amyl nitrite and several other alkyl nitrites which are used in over-the-counter products, such as air fresheners and video head cleaners, may be inhaled to enhance sexual pleasure.[6] Use is particularly prominent among urban gay men.[6] These products have long been part of the club culture from the 1970s disco scene to the 1980s and 1990s rave scene.[7]"

    Personally, I have no idea why people use them. If sex isn't pleasurable enough for two gay men, perhaps they need to consider women? That's always been my question. Personally, just natural sex does it for me just fine. But back on topic - if you want to stop the irritation, then stop use if it's so common. Different people have different reactions and perhaps you're just not meant to sniff a bottle of nitrites.
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    Aug 03, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    just saying forums arent just supposed to be sweet. Nowhere does it say if you dont agree with poppers dont answer. Forums are there for each of us to voice our own opinions. So tired of reading responses that then guys say well if you have something negative to say about this topic just dont post. Like I said its our own opinion one guy said to stop using to stop getting that effect on your skin. and another said why do people use poppers in the first place. Neither I think are off subject so therefore they are not doing any harm. If you cant deal with someones opinion on a subject, and get all flustered over it, then maybe somewhere deep inside you may actually agree with them....just sayin!
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    Aug 03, 2008 7:05 PM GMT
    Not interested in doing anything that would tend to tear down my body. Not saying I never did anything like poppers a few times back in the party days - but I stopped all that crap long ago. Message to younger guys: If you want to look and feel great in your late 40s, you have to treat your body right - starting a.s.a.p.
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    Aug 03, 2008 7:51 PM GMT
    Given the fact that this site is geared toward health and fitness, it should come as no surprise that some members will advocate abstaining from the use of substances that adversely effect the body. If such opinions cannot be tolerated, perhaps the best solution would be to consult privately with a physician rather than post in a public forum.
  • Koaa2

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    Aug 03, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    I don't think the question was whether on not he thought it was good for him, only how to resolve the problem from using them.

    Sometimes I think there is a lot of guilt out there, and to cover the quilt, there are responses that are on the judgemental, parenting and lecturing side.

    If he wanted to know if poppers were good for you than he would have asked.
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    Aug 03, 2008 9:14 PM GMT
    Easy. STOP using poppers, dumb asses. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 03, 2008 9:22 PM GMT
    Can't think of an OTC cream/salve you can use... but I am going to side with the people who suggest that you stop using poppers. It's one sure-fire way to avoid these unpleasant side-effects.
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    Aug 03, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    Koaa2 saidI don't think the question was whether on not he thought it was good for him, only how to resolve the problem from using them.

    Sometimes I think there is a lot of guilt out there, and to cover the quilt, there are responses that are on the judgemental, parenting and lecturing side.

    If he wanted to know if poppers were good for you than he would have asked.


    hahah not sure how voicing an opinion in a forum shows that you have guilt...doesnt make sense man....again, he asked what he could do to make sure that those side effects not happen or to ease them.. EASY ANSWER stop using!...
    This is a site for gay fitness health and life. OBVIOUSLY poppers are not healthy, so you can definitely bet that there is going to be some negative replies.
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    Aug 03, 2008 10:00 PM GMT
    Koaa2 saidI don't think the question was whether on not he thought it was good for him, only how to resolve the problem from using them.

    Sometimes I think there is a lot of guilt out there, and to cover the quilt, there are responses that are on the judgemental, parenting and lecturing side.

    If he wanted to know if poppers were good for you than he would have asked.


    Couldn't agree with you more. So the guy wants to use poppers. How many of you jugemental types are still using steroids to bulk up, huh?

    As to "popper nose" THAT'S why the bushy mustaches were so popular among Gay men in the late '70's; they hid the zits and burns from over use of poppers.

    One way is to simply keep the bottle a finger's width away from the skin on your nose or lip. Another way is to take a small bit of cotton ball, soak it in the poppers, and put it in an empty, cleaned-out popper bottle. You'll still get the fumes, but with less of the liquid contact. If you do feel the sharp chill of skin contact, have a wet washcloth nearby and use that to wipe it off of your skin immediately.

    Nowadays, poppers are no longer sold using the old Amyl Nitrate; now they're using Butyl Nitrite, which seems to be less caustic, and doesn't cause the same headaches like the older formulations.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 03, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    rnch saidi have lt brown hair, blue eyes, very fair skin, sunburn easily....as much as i enjoy poppers, i have adverse skin reactions: my nose, lips, and cheek skin next to my nose turn red and swollen when using ANY brand of poppers. also, i get a clear discharge out of the skin pores of my nose for part of the day after popper usuage.

    can anyone reccommend any OTC salve or burn cream to lessen these undesireable next morning after affects?



    Damn, you must really like the way the poppers feel to put up with that. Nothing even remotely attractive sounding about waking up next to a guy with "clear discharge" coming out of his pores...ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!