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                                                   Snot Facts

Our nose is an ultimate booger producing machine. It makes mucus or snot to prevent dust and some harmful pollens travelling to our lungs. When we breathe dry air into our nose the mucus dries and becomes a booger. Snot can be defined as the sticky, slimy stuff made inside our nose, airways and digestive tract. Human body makes a lot of snot to defend itself when we have a cold virus. It is its own way to flush the virus out. An average healthy human nose produces around 35 ounces of snot per day. It has a pretty important job of keeping the lining of our nose moist and warming the air we breathe.

Fast Facts: –

  • Snot is wet and runny. The drier our nose lining is the more we are prone to infections.
  • It protects the surface of our mouth and nose by trapping bacteria and allergens before they cause symptoms by hitting our airways.
  • Our nose produces more mucus when we catch a cold or flu, to keep germs out of our lungs and rest of the body.
  • Cold weather can cause a runny nose because then our nose tries to warm up the cold air we breathe before sending it to the lungs.
  • Snot is made up of 95% of water and full of beneficial antibodies.
  • Mucus is generally clear but sometimes it can change its colour. If it is yellow or green, it means you have a simple viral infection but is it is brown then it gives a hint of dry or irritated nostrils.
  • Eating our own boogers is not actually harmful but it does not suggest including them in our daily diet as they can be real gross.
  • We swallow most of our mucus unconsciously. Drinking more water can help us to thin out our mucus.
 

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