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I heard it is dangerous to pick your nose. Is this true?

I heard it is dangerous to pick your nose. Is this true?

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 the lining to the nose could "innoculate" the tissue and be a set-up for a bad infection. Clean your nose in a moist environment like when you shower. ...Read more

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I heard that if you sleep on your side, you are more likely to get headache from stuffy nose. Is this true?

I heard that if you sleep on your side, you are more likely to get headache from stuffy nose. Is this true?

Not necessarily: When you lay down.. Either on your back or side, the turbinates (tissue on the side of you your nose - inside) swells up. This is why people feel stuffy with allergies, crying, etc. Some people will notice that the feeling of stuffiness changes from side to side as they turn over in bed. If the stuffiness is severe, it could lead to nasal and then sinus congestion which may lead to a headache. ...Read more

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Do true keloids form on nose at all? Have you ever had any case where there was true keloid formed? I heard they do not form there at all. Thank you.

Do true keloids form on nose at all? Have you ever had any case where there was true keloid formed? I heard they do not form there at all. Thank you.

I have never: I have never seen one on the nose although I have heard of them. Typically it rare for a keloid to form on modified epidermal locations such as the nipples, lips, eyelids, vulva, penis or rectum. This explains why it is rare but not impossible following circumcision. ...Read more

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My 1 y 7 m daughter has runny nose for over 3 w. I didn't give any meds for cold as i heard they are dangerous. She is active however lost her appetite?

My 1 y 7 m daughter has runny nose for over 3 w. I didn't give any meds for cold as i heard they are dangerous. She is active however lost her appetite?

?allergies: This sounds like a seasonal allergy but it can definitely get infected and a possible reason she've lost her appetite is because of this or might be also a coincidence. Use a humidifier and saline spray to keep her nostrils clean. ...Read more

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Is getting tap water up your nose dangerous? I heard Naegleria Fowleri can cause PAM. Can you get that from tap water?

Is getting tap water up your nose dangerous? I heard Naegleria Fowleri can cause PAM. Can you get that from tap water?

City water?: If you are using city water, these must be checked for safety and chances are slim a dangerous germ is present in a city water supply. Government being what it is, there is always a chance that proper testing was not done. ...Read more

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Iv'e heard that wearing deorderant may cause breast cancer, how true is that?Because i will never wear it again, just cover your nose.

Iv'e heard that wearing deorderant may cause breast cancer, how true is that?Because i will never wear it again,  just cover your nose.

No evidence: Although there has been considerable discussion about whether or not underarm deodorant could cause breast cancer, there is no scientific evidence that there is any relationship. I don't see any reason for you to abandon the use of deodorant for fear of getting breast cancer. ...Read more

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