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It Pays to Know How to Blow Your Nose

Having a cold can really put a damper on your daily life. One of the major symptoms of having a cold is a runny and/or stuffy nose, and believe it or not there is a right way and a wrong way to deal with all that leaky congestion. First off, you don't want to sniffle it back into your head, so you are going to need to blow your nose frequently.

According to Web MD, you don't want to blow your nose too hard because this can cause an earache. The best way to blow your nose is similar to how most people put their pants on in the morning, one side at a time. Let me be explicit here: Press a finger over one nostril, and then gently blow to clear the other side. Reverse this action as needed. Also, you should wash your hands after blowing your nose to help prevent spreading germs.

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Lori3775 Lori3775 10 years
This is how I always do it :)
Pumpkin-Queen Pumpkin-Queen 10 years
i hate blowing my nose.. i think i do it once a week in the shower. I get too embarrassed to do it in public so even if i need to, i just dab with a tissue and wait till im in the privacy of my on home. Also wont blow my nose unless there is a mirror near by
Spectra Spectra 10 years
I've always done it that way, even though my friends call it being "gross". I say, it works, so who cares if it's gross sounding?
Allytta Allytta 10 years
ever since i can remember my grandma would tell me off if i didn;t blow my nose properly - one nostril at a time. she's m.d.
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
i always sniffle it back. i know it's bad. and i have a nose stud so it's gross there haha and i never learned how to "blow" i just wipe around up there.
ragus ragus 10 years
I'll pass that along!
ma9321 ma9321 10 years
LMAO!!!! Funny that a lot of use didn't know how to blow our nose the right way!!
workofiction workofiction 10 years
No wonder I sound like a fog horn; I've been blowing both sides at once!
jmast jmast 10 years
That's ok SummerBaby, me too :)
SummerBaby SummerBaby 10 years
haha guess im a nerd... i actually do this!! :) lol
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
Haha I didn't know that, I always did both at the same time.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 10 years
ima try that!
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