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My nose is stuffed up and when I clear it the mucus goes into my mouth and I swallow it. Is this bad for you?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
This is natures way of clearing our nasal passages and respiratory tree.
We swallow mucous and secretions all of the time and never know it. The acid in the stomach will kill any bacteria that is swallowed. Certainly one ususally prefers to expectorate this or blow it out by gently blowing the nose. It is impossible not to swallow some of these secretions.

In brief: No
This is natures way of clearing our nasal passages and respiratory tree.
We swallow mucous and secretions all of the time and never know it. The acid in the stomach will kill any bacteria that is swallowed. Certainly one ususally prefers to expectorate this or blow it out by gently blowing the nose. It is impossible not to swallow some of these secretions.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Scotty Bolding
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: No
Your nose drains into your mouth.

In brief: No
Your nose drains into your mouth.
Dr. Scotty Bolding
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Not really
Swallowing mucous is not "bad".
Mucous is present all along the oral cavity, throat, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. May want to see your doctor for the cause of a stuffy nose. Allergies? Sinusitis?

In brief: Not really
Swallowing mucous is not "bad".
Mucous is present all along the oral cavity, throat, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. May want to see your doctor for the cause of a stuffy nose. Allergies? Sinusitis?
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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