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09-19-2006, 05:32 PM
this is gross, but when I have a cold, i tend to just kind of swallow all the mucous instead of blowing it, because it is easier at the time... is this a problem?
09-19-2006, 05:41 PM
I would say that is a problem. You are just re-infecting yourself I would think. I know that it is easier just to sniff instead of blow, especially since your nose will get raw when you blow a lot. You can try gargling with warm salt water and it will cut some of the mucus.
Just look at mucus as a vehicle for all the germs and you want it OUT! So gargle, then cough, spit, blow, and get rid of it. I always find my colds last a lot less time when I do that.
09-19-2006, 05:43 PM
Oooo I lovvvve blowing the snot out of my nose! It makes me feel so good! Sure, my nose got all dry-flaky-hurty, but a dab of coconut oil made it a lot better
Happy blowing!! :)
09-19-2006, 06:15 PM
Yeah that would cause a problem. Or two. Like a sore throat and an upset stomach.
09-20-2006, 01:54 AM
Oh goodness, yes it will cause a problem. When I was younger I could never get rid of a cold because I would never blow my nose. The feeling of the muscus coming out of my nose made me literally gag. It took many, many years for me to be able to blow my nose without feeling sick. If your only excuse is because it is more convenient, get over it and BLOW! Besides, it is disgusting to hear or witness someone swallow it. I know because people used to tell me to stop it!!
09-20-2006, 10:23 AM
It is a problem!! I know that I read somewhere and not sure where, that mucous/snot is a way of the body detoxing and getting rid of what it doesn't need. When you swallow it, you make it harder for your body because you are making it try to get rid of the same mucous over and over again, instead of just blowing it out or coughing it up and spitting it out. So, as hard as it may be sometimes, just cough or blow it out!! Help your body to help you! ;)
09-20-2006, 04:28 PM
hack it up! I have gotten to be an expert at it. Practice :)
09-22-2006, 06:05 PM
Well, I don't think it is a problem. I suspect that stomach juices kill alot of what is in it. However, you are defiling the temple of your body with waste that it chose to expel.....if anything just putting yourself through the extra work of expelling it again.
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