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why do i need to pick my nose

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Picking your gums : Because you are packing food between your teeth or just as a habit ? In either event, using soft-picks by gum (sunstar) can actually be beneficial i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get seen: You may have something seriously obstructing your nasal passages -- at your age, it can be quite serious. An otolaryngologist is the best person.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Look for cause: Nasal drainage can be due to allergies, an infection, sinus inflammation, or spinal fluid leak among other causes. Only by establishing the cause can ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergies: If you have had a runny nose for years, it may be related to your environment -- either home, pet or outdoor allergies. There are several over-the-cou ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
You R masochistic!: See a good dermatologist tp deal with your skin issues and see a therapist to help you with your self=mutilatory issues.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Dy
Dr. Norman Dy answered
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Anxiety: In today's world, not unusual to feel some anxiety. Should see your pmd though, as something like your thyroid might be acting up (age 20/female woul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rinse with: water.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
19 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy med may help: Sometimes post nasal drip ( drainage from nose/sinus) can cause an itchy throat- but please know that there are other causes and if this is somethin ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If it is your cat: &you dislike him - why keep him? Keeping a cat that you want to hurt is not a safe situation. Harming animals is cruel. If a cat fights back - it ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Just be honest.: Although it can be painful for a parent to learn that their child is engaging in self harm - it is crucial that you tell your mother. Be candid. Show ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nosebleed: Complicated question. Simple answer is see a doctor to factor in all the issues relating to this symptom and your health. May be a simple fix, sometim ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Risky --: Well, i recommend that you follow your heart more than your mind -- and the professional is bound by ethics and confidentiality if that helps?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Healing: As nerves heal they fire randomly with minimal stimulation and itching is one of the most commonly reported events as healing progresses. A numbing cr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Shatkin jr.
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nose job: Locate a plastic surgeon in your area. There are two ways to do that, you can ask around to friends and family who they might recommend, or you can c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infection rather: not allergies that would cause sore throat, could just be viral, use salt water gargles, if not better in 1-2 days see your doctor, as you might need ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Find your passion: Find something that makes you happy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Afrin (oxymetazoline): If your ears are congested because your nose is congested, and you do not have heart problems or high blood pressure or other medical conditions in wh ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: Having the sensation of something in your throat could be tonsillitis, pharyngitis, strep, mono, a fish bone, a scratch or referred pain from swallowi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stuffy nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to hav ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Still see Doc timely: While you might feel you know what you have felt inside the sac, oftentimes, such findings may be mistaken and requires professional skillful palpatio ... Read More

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