Nose-picking

What is Nose-picking?

Is the act of extracting nasal mucus with one's finger (rhinotillexis) and may include the succeeding action of ingesting the mucus from the nose-picking (mucophagy).

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I accidentally did nose picking today too much because there was some irritant in the nose. Can I get perforated nasal septum or nose bleeding?

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If you repeatedly pick your nose bleeding can occur. If no bleeding has happened at that time, not to worry. If you...

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sir, my daughter is 6yrs old having frequent bleeding from left nostril. Bleeding is not very much except few drops. it stops on its own after...

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Thanks for posting your query.
Epistaxis or nosebleeds are common in children and are usually caused by wrong habbits like picking the nose,...

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my great granddaughter is 4 yrs. old. she picks her nose, her ears, and her eyes and then eats it. What is wrong with her/ is she deficient in...

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Brief Answer:
No, does not indicate deficiencies of any kind

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Hello and welcome.

Thank you for writing in.

This behavior is...

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I accidentally did nose picking today too much because there was some irritant in the nose. Can I get perforated nasal septum or nose bleeding?

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