IS NOSE PICK­ING UN­HEALTHY?

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FOR pro­lific pick­ers, yes, ac­cord­ing to Bradley Otto, di­rec­tor of rhi­nol­ogy at Ohio State Univer­sity’s Wexner Med­i­cal Cen­ter. “You can cause scab­bing, al­low­ing bac­te­ria to col­lect there,” he warns.

But eat­ing your “find­ings” is risk­free, ac­cord­ing to Otto. “We swal­low about two pints of the mucus the body makes any­way.

“This is how the im­mune sys­tem learns to deal with the things that end up in your nose.”

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