We all do it from time to time. We feel itchy or scratched and the next thing we know is that we raise our fingers to our noses. But has it ever happened to you that it might actually be dangerous? Read on to find out why you might want to think twice about following this next booger …
Dangerous and even multi-phase bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus can enter your body. These spores live in the sinuses and “feed” them every time you finger in your nose.
Other complications: the walls of the nose irritate and you can develop chronic infection. Capture the nose can injure sensitive mucous membranes and cause bleeding.
The dislocation accumulates and makes you scratch more. This is how viruses, bacteria, and fungi under your nails enter the bloodstream and make you sick.
Nosebleeds can be very severe because there are five arteries that pass through the lower part of the nose! It may take several weeks for the sensitive mucosa of the nose to heal properly.
Who would have thought that this harmless habit could be so bad for our health? So the next time you get the urge to do some booger mining, it might be better to get into a handkerchief and blow your nose instead.