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Top 3 Reasons Not To Pick Your Nose! :-)

Posted by LJP07, 09 July 2012 · 9451 views

Ever wondered what the medical term for nose-picking is? Thought not, but for the few of you who do, it’s termed Rhinotillexis. Indeed, many people actually become obsessed with this slightly disgusting habit. These rhinotillexomaniacs actually increase their risk for a variety of conditions. The following is the top 3 reasons why you should not pick your nose;

1) You INCREASE your chances of catching a cold! – This is pretty much common sense. Viruses are spread through the respiratory route and so by shoving your finger up your nose you dramatically increase your risk of catching this virus. Who knows where your finger has been after all?

2) INCREASED risk of Epistaxis – This is more commonly known as the Nosebleed. By sticking your finger up your nose repetitively, it essentially acts like an axe against wood. Eventually the lining of the nose will collapse causing the horrible sensation of a nose bleed.

3) REMOVING your Natural Filter – As I’m sure the older audience are aware, we have nose hairs. These act as a filter by removing particles and organisms that would otherwise enter the circulation. Should be pick our nose, we are removing this filter and increasing the risk of bacterial and viral ingestion as well as other irritants such as pollutants.

So as we can see, it in our best interests not to pick our nose.

Rhinotillexis is not only socially unacceptable but also biologically detrimental!

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hahah, it seems reasonable. nose-pick  rhinotillexis! 

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you can pick your nose and you can pick your friends.


But you can't pick your friend's nose!!

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