I need help with my boogers.
February 9, 2011 2:14 PM Subscribe
I need help with my boogers, please.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Hi. I'm extremely boogery.* Always have been. Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of boogers I produce? (Maybe my booger problems are completely average, and it's just that the subject is taboo? Either way, I need to know.)
What are your tips and tricks for dealing with boogers and/or stemming booger production?
I'm a closet nose-picker (don't worry, kids, always in the bathroom where I can dispose of them properly and clean my hands). I have to be, to deal with the boogers. Is the nose-picking exacerbating my problem? When I come home from a day of work or somewhere else where I can't get away for many hours, my nostrils are stabby and booger-laden (and de-boogering them is such a releif), so it doesn't seem like fewer produce if I'm not there to harvest them, so to speak.
I have tried trimming my nose hairs very short. I have tried letting my nose hairs run free. I don't notice any change.
I have seasonal allergies (fall and spring) which actually relieve some the booger problems (my nose is runnier, making the boogers more fluid and easy to blow out with a tissue). Aside from that, I don't notice that the boogers are any better or worse with the weather or time of year.
It's never occurred to me to ask a doctor about this, since I pretty much only go to the doctor when I'm sick, and either my sinuses are screwed up anyway or there are other concerns, distracting me from the small but daily problem that is my booger production. But I could go to a doctor if that's my best option. Is this something that is actually indicative of a real problem (or solvable), or would I get the ol' that's-just-silly doctor chuckle?
*TMI: For a sense of the scale of this problem, when I get home at the end of a workday there's probably enough boogerage clinging to the walls of my nostrils to create a roughly 4-5mm ball. (If one were to do something so crass...) That seems like a whole lot to me, but maybe not?
And while this might seem like a silly question (booger is a silly word, let's face it), I assure you that I am completely, 100% serious and would really like some help.