Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ghost Bumps?

Things that go bump in the day Part 2, AKA Ghost Bumps?
In a prior post, I told you I stepped behind the big bush and immediately the hairs on arms and legs stood straight up. The word energy was used.
Most of us thought Ghost Goosebumps! Will you admit to that?
You know, spooky stuff like in the movies and books.
Can you say Research? that is my middle name. Ha Ha.

By typing why do hairs stand up on my arms in Google search, I found 3 words that all mean hairs stand up on skin.
horripilation -the erection of hairs on the skin due to cold, fear, or excitement.

Piloerection is a technical term for what happens when your hair stands up, such as when you’re cold, scared, or excited. better known as goose pimple, goosebumps, goose skin

cutis anserina  the medical term for the emergence of tiny bumps on the skin usually in response to the cold

None of the above seems the right answer to me, and I dug deeper.

AHA! a well known side effect to phenylephrine is the standing up of hairs on the body.

Guess what has phenylephrine in it? Nasal Spray!

Guess who has over the past week 3 times used Flutazone spray?

 OH MY. I thought it was a ghost, maybe a real ghost, like the one below.

Hi, my name is Beau,
I am a ghost you know!
I wasn't born this way,
My mama took me into PicMonkey and did play!
Do I still look handsome wrapped in a sheet?
Or do you think I just look Sweet?


Ginny Hartzler said...

So wait, it was caused by your nose spray? I use Flonase. Gosh, you are GOOD! You should be a fact checker for a large news channel.

easyweimaraner said...

can it be that simple? ;O)))

Hootin' Anni said...

Wonder if the labels on nasal spray list phenylephrine as a side effect? Or even if the p-word is a listed ingredient?!?!!

Ann said...

Your research turned up some good information. Who would have thought that nasal spray could do that.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
LOL, I nearly typed 'horripilation' in my response yesterday but decided to keep it simple. Yes, all three are good terms, but the horripilation would apply still even when 'chemically induced'! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I would have never guess using the nasal spray would have such an effect.
Google is wonderful.
Have a great day!

Martha said...

You are definitely the research queen!

Mevely317 said...

I agree with Martha! Stuff like that would put me to sleep. Now I'm a little disappointed that PA wasn't so clarivoyant after all.

Beau's the sweetest ghost ever ... I'm going to tell him so in just a minute!

DeniseinVA said...

Beau is so cute! And you find the most fascinating information. Love your photo of the garden.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a reveal, Sandra, and I will check with my husband since he is the sole user of that same nasal spray and similar sinus products. Thanks for digging deeper into this and NOW we know more than before!

My Mind's Eye said...

Boo Beau...your handsome face and wonderful ability to pose for Mom keeps us entertained. You JUST LOOK SWEET
Hugs Cecilia

Inger said...

Oh, Beau, I think you look funny! Sandra, please don't tell him I said so. Your research is fabulous and always brings intersting and informative answers to such a variety of questions. I admire you for you interest in just about everything.

Tigger said...

We prefered ghosts, but F heard something the other day about the difference between fiction and reality - fiction has to make sense. And here you are making sense of reality. Like I said, we prefered ghosts, cos everyone knows that cats can see spooks. xxx Mr T

photowannabe said...

Wow, fascinating..who'da thunk it???
Those are some mighty big words..I love "horripilation" exactly!!!
Beau is so cute as your Ghost love your poetry too.
I have got to get out and take a few photos...
Same ole' same ole' fut I need some fresh stuff and haven't been anywhere in so long..except for the grocery store, post office and a few errands...can you say boring??

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

You solved the mystery!!! Hurray!

Chatty Crone said...

You could have been another Dr. House!

Olde Dame Holly Rose said...

Nasal spray! But maybe a ghost, too, restless in the heat!

Catherine - Mixed Media Artist said...

just "wow" - I would not have thought the nasal spray - more like that "feeling been here before" - even though you were in your own garden

diane b said...

That is interesting. At least it is not a ghost. Puppy makes a cute ghost.

Veronica Lee said...

Fascinating information! Who knew !!!

Beau is too cute!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That very interesting. Thanks for sharing and finding that out.

LC said...

Priceless Beau poetry! I am scheduled for an ENT visit next month and will be getting a new prescription for Flonase. Never had the " hairy" experience. If I have a similar reaction your research will quell any ghostly fears!!