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Why do i need to pick my nose

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No: Picking your nose is sometimes necessary, but it must always be done in privacy, when you are alone. Picking your nose can not affect growth of the n... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Persistence: Just like any habit, it requires consistent attempts to modify that behavior. You should tell your child that you are concerned because this habit c... Read More
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Consider a reason: Sometimes there is crusting in the front of the nose from either dryness, or nasal or sinus infection. Consider bedtime humidifier and cleansing nose ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Habit/habit disorder: If your child understands his habit is "not okay" with family, friends & teachers, but persists, he may need evaluation for anxiety +/- impulsivity. S... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: This will increase your risk of bleeding and infections of the nose and septum. There are a lot of bacteria trapped under the fingernails. Breaking th... Read More
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
It can be. : Picking your nose can cause a break in the membranes inside the nose and lead to an infection. Picking can also cause nosebleeds.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
It is: Sometimes we see the dry crusting with MRSA (staph) of the nose. Try using a salene spray several times a day and blow rather than pick. If it persis... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Nose Picking: It can be a nervous habit but can be an indication that something's wrong. Infected hair follicles or sinuses can cause crusting. Some crusting can re... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Eating : Eating boogers is not harmful. People normally make and swallow about a liter of mucus a day - the same mucus that makes up boogers. Nose picking ca... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Psycholgost: See a psychologist to assist in behavioral changes. If it occurs at night put mittens on your hands at bedtime.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Common: The number one cause of nasal bleeding is nose picking. It is really a question of timing and care. The bleeding is from trauma to the lining, and i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
No: If you do it in public a lot, you might have a social problem. Or, you might have a sinus problem, a cold, or allergies.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, unless...: Nose-picking can lead to nosebleeds, to people in an adjacent car staring at you, or to friends running away in horror, but won't give you Naegleria m... Read More

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