Let’s be honest: we all pick our nose from time to time. But, have you ever thought if this habit is healthy? Continue reading below to learn why picking your nose could have serious consequences on your health.
When you pick your nose, you may allow resistant bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus to enter your body. This bacterium lives in the nostrils, and by picking your nose with your finger, you can take them out and endanger your health.
You may damage the sensitive membrane of the mucosal lining of the nose when picking it, causing serious infections that can harm your health.
The same infections can form scabs in your nose and make it even itchier. This will also allow viruses, bacteria and fungi in your nails to enter your blood flow and cause numerous health problems.
The nosebleeds caused by nose picking can be serious as there are 5 arteries that pass through the lower part of the nose. Besides this, the sensitive mucosal lining of the nose can take up to a couple of weeks to fully regenerate.
Although it seems harmless, this nasty habit can have serious consequences on our health. So, the next time you think of picking your nose, use a tissue in order to prevent infections and further problems.