Here’s how Robyn deals with tissue-raw noses:
Silicone diaper cream, e.g. Barriere brand, is just the thing to protect one’s nose from getting all red and irritated from the endless nose-blowing when one has a cold. It goes on invisibly, so it’s not like having that white zinc diaper goo on your face. Sometimes it stings a bit going on, but it keeps the outside of one’s nose otherwise happy.
From what I can tell, Barriere is a Canadian brand. Remedy appears to be a similar American product.