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Doctor insights on: Are Boogers Healthy To Eat

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Is it healthy if I blow my nose on a napkin and the booger show orange instead of green???

Is it healthy if I blow my nose on a napkin and the booger show orange instead of green???

Unknown: Generally a red or orange discharge indicates blood, but that doesn't always mean something's wrong. You may just have some crusting due to dryness. Try saline nasal spray or sinus irrigations. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Would a nasal tumor be rare in a 33 y/o healthy nonsmoking woman? Feel something very tiny but sometimes noticeable-not a booger. Polyp? Stats of cancer?

Would a nasal tumor be rare in a 33 y/o healthy nonsmoking woman? Feel something very tiny but sometimes noticeable-not a booger. Polyp? Stats of cancer?

Need examination: Sometimes people who are not experinced in normal anatomy can feel the nasal turbinates and think is a tumor or people can also have polyps, cancer will be less likely

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What is booger made from?

What is booger made from?

Lots of stuff: It is from bodily fluids and particles that the nose has accumulated just from breathing.

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What do green boogers mean?

What do green boogers mean?

Inflammation: That's the product of an immune system fighting something, whether bacterial viral or inflammatory.

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What causes bloody boogers?

What causes bloody boogers?

Nose bleed: The obvious answer is a nose bleed. The nose is pretty complex, though. The lining tissues if the nose and sinuses is called mucosa. This tissue is really quite thin and can dry out, crack and bleed slightly. The sinuses can also bleed, which can cause bloody nasal secretions or boogers. Trauma to the nose, big or small can do it too. Hope this helps.

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Can a child get some disease from eating his boogers?

Can a child get some disease from eating his boogers?

No: As unpleasant of a habit as it may be, eating 'boogers' should not cause an illness. The nose is directly connected in the back with the mouth and throat, so every time he sniffs, some material moves from the nose to the mouth, then the stomach. As such, it is the same result, just without the involvement of fingers!

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My son will not stop eating his boogers. Is this this a sign of mental illness?

My son will not stop eating his boogers. Is this this a sign of mental illness?

Not unusual: Not unusual for younger children. Try to distract and redirect him instead of correcting him when it happens.

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Why does my 17 month old have excess snot & boogers. It's been going on for two months. We do not have any pets.

Why does my 17 month old have excess snot & boogers. It's been going on for two months. We do not have any pets.

Air quality/germs: More kid boogers are related to irritants and random infections than allergies. Dust, cleaning fumes, smoke, burning candles, cooking odors, plug ins, perfume, hair spray, etc all can lead to chronic drainage in kids. They are also expected to get 5-7 uri's/yr to the age of 5.Sometimes just removing some of the odor producing agents in your home will reduce this.

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Is it normal for me ta always get such Boogers in my nose huh?

Is it normal for me ta always get such Boogers in my nose huh?

Nasal mucus: Is normal. Is there something about your secretions that make them worrisome to you?

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How to get rid of eye boogers?

How to get rid of eye boogers?

"eye buggers": Assuming its not related to an infectious viral or bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly referred to as pink eye), then this usually represents matter that collects at the eye lid margins. Using a wash cloth and baby shampoo to remove scruff and debris from the eye lashes will help minimize the accumulation of crusty matter.

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How to get rid of my eye boogers?

How to get rid of my eye boogers?

Sleepers: The material that accumulates in the nasal cornea of the eyes overnight is a combination of dried tears, mucous, oil, and airborne dirt and debris. Some people may get this, or a mucoid material during the day, especially in cases of eye allergy or dry eye. Using artificial tears (Systane, refresh) and possibly allergy drops (zaditor, alaway) can help, as can cleaning the eyelids and lashes daily.