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Picking Your Nose Is Gross… And Also Terrible for You

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Nose pickers of the world, listen up and listen up good. Aside from being disgusting, there are health reasons why you shouldn’t be digging for gold.

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Dr. Erich P. Voigt says that picking your nose causes small abrasions and microscopic amounts of bleeding within the nose. Germs feast of this blood and whatever germs were on your hands spread to your nasal passage.

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Picking your nose can also increase your likelihood of catching a respiratory infection, and can be a dangerous habit for people with weak immune systems. So you should probably stop NOW. Okay? Watch the video below to hear it straight from the mouth of a doctor.

h/t: Mental Floss