Stop Blowing Your Nose When You Have A Cold

Stop Blowing Your Nose When You Have A Cold

This bit of information might go against something you and everyone you know has been doing their entire lives: Blowing your nose is bad for you. Not only when you are sick with a cold, but blowing your nose isn't good for your body regardless of the condition your health is in. The amount of pressure generated by blowing your nose is actually much more than any part of our body is designed to take. In addition, blowing your nose can actually force bacteria and viruses back up into your sinuses, putting you at greater risk of infection. Reversing the flow of mucus by blowing your nose slows the drainage of your nose too.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Studies discourage blowing your nose when you or sick, and even when you're healthy. (2:45)

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    The amount of pressure generated when you blow your nose is more than your body is designed to handle. (3:00)

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    Blowing your nose could actually force bacteria or viruses back up into your sinuses. (3:09)

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