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I heard it is dangerous to pick your nose. Is this true?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Dr. Andrew Dahl
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