Although in isolation we all sometimes get our nose tinkled, doing it among people is considered, to put it mildly, poorly perceived.
When you were a child and you secretly tried to put a finger in your nose, your parents probably chastised you for it. However, the sight of children looking for goats in the nose is quite common. When we are adults, it seems obvious that you should not bury your nose in public. And yet, many of us are still surreptitiously doing it.
There are no official studies to estimate how many adults occasionally chuck their noses. By making such an estimate, it would certainly come to light that 99% of us are still committing this act.
But apart from the fact that this action is seen as disgusting and rough, is it also unacceptable? Dr. Erich Voigt says yes. Not only unacceptable, but above all dangerous.
In an interview with BusinessInsider.com, dr. Voigt explained that the introduction of nasal germs, combined with finger picking in the nasal cavity, can result in problems such as nasal irritation, nosebleeds, scab formation and the spread of germs. One of the bacteria that settle in the nasal cavity is Staphylococcus aureus.
Depending on where you are and what your hand was touching, you can expose your body to really bad bacteria by picking your nose!
Dr. Voigt also pays special attention to how unpleasant the effects of children’s nose picks can be.
“Children notoriously pick a finger in the nose and can thus lead to heavy bleeding” – noted dr. Voigt.
There are as many as four arteries in the anterior septum (this is called the Kiesselbach plexus). Picking children in their nose often causes heavy bleeding.
And how often do you rummage in your nose?