You know when your parents would get all up in your grill about picking your nose as a kid… well it turns out they actually had a point.
Believe it or not but it’s actually pretty dangerous.
The Mirror are reporting that by picking your nose you are putting your health at risk. Dr Erich Voigt, who is an NYU otolaryngologist AKA a ear, nose and throat doctor, revealed that picking your nose can introduce germs, like Staphylococcus aureus, which is a bacteria that can cause skin infections such as abscesses and respiratory infections.
By doing this as well as your nail cutting the inside of the nose, you could gather nasty germs which eventually create a crust to build up… and then will force you to pick your nose more….
It is basically a never-ending circle of grossness.
Okay brb vomiting.
If you did get in the cycle of nose picking… this can introduce other germs into your body causing a lot of nasal distress. Let’s be real no one wants that.
Dr Erich Voigt also said “Children are notorious for picking their nose, and they give themselves nose bleeds.”
He also stated that the blood supply to the nose is very strong. There are five arteries that lead to the front of the nose, so if you do cut it there, the bleeding can be pretty heavy.
So guys… resist the pick.