IS NOSE PICKING UNHEALTHY?
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.”