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A 22-year-old male asked:

Open wound inside of nose. can this lead to meningitis if it gets infected?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: If it did every kid who picks his nose would get the terrible disease. There are a number of natural body defenses that prevent such things from occurring.

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Last updated Jul 20, 2017

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