You know that gross wad of snotty tissues that piles up when you have a cold? There's no need for it. Turns out, blowing your nose when you have a cold is a bad idea.
But, Mom Always Said ...
So, What Should I Do?
Why Blowing Your Nose Makes Your Cold Worse
(And how not to feel like a walking germ.)
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Key Facts In This Video
Studies discourage blowing your nose when you or sick, and even when you're healthy. 02:45
The amount of pressure generated when you blow your nose is more than your body is designed to handle. 03:00
Blowing your nose could actually force bacteria or viruses back up into your sinuses. 03:09
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