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How does brain eating amoeba enter the body?

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So worried about having a brain eating amoeba!!! Im getting over a cold and yesterday morning in the shower I picked both nostrils to clear mucus. Now im scare
Posted Tue, 28 Jan 2014 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Suleman Muhammad 3 minutes later
Dear XXXX Brain eating ameba does not enter this way to your brain. and there is no direct conection of your nose with brain as it seems from outside. Be happy and get relax
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Ive read a few articles about people using tap water from the city in their neti pots and dying from this. Thats why im worried.
Answered by Dr. Suleman Muhammad 8 days later
Brief Answer: Nose has stricter security system :) Detailed Answer: Well dear they might have died from something else. You should not worry and get relax. Nose provide more safety than mouth when it comes to inhaling something. It got mucus which is antibacterial and it also got cillia which trap bacteria and restrict it movement.
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