Cannonball!!! It's the telltale sound of summer — and the potential warning sign that someone's about to get a painful jet of water right up their nose. There's nothing quite like the summer discomfort of a nose full of pool water. But wait: people use neti pots to clear their sinuses with water when they're sick, and that actually feels pretty good. Why does pool water up your nose feel so awful by comparison? The answer comes down to chemistry.
Nothin' But Neti
Why Does Getting Water Up Your Nose Hurt So Much?
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Written by Ashley Hamer June 13, 2018
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