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(Daily Mail)   Attention sick people: Stop blowing your nose, it's not helping anyone, including you   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 25
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2013-01-15 12:18:10 AM  
11 votes:
Attention people who poop: Stop wiping your asses, just leave it there, it's all good..

No. OKAY? I'm not just going to just let the snot run down my f*cking face like I don't notice a thing.
2013-01-15 12:34:28 AM  
8 votes:
You don't blow your nose so that you get less sick, you blow it so that you can farking BREATHE.
2013-01-15 05:48:57 AM  
4 votes:
If you don't clear your nose it can become impacted and develop secondary infections that can lead to bacterial infections in the sinus, blood and brain as well as massive blood loss. It IS possible to bleed to death through your nose.


NEVER believe shiat you read at news sites.
2013-01-15 08:37:00 AM  
2 votes:
www.drinkswap.com Clears up any sinus issues usually.  If not then   homeguides.sfgate.com
will do the trick - followed by-  goodsilove.com
2013-01-15 08:24:57 AM  
2 votes:
That's dangerous advice. Blowing your nose allows you to breathe through it, making you not breathe through your mouth, which gives you less of a dry throat, which lessens the need to cough, which will leave you with an undamaged windpipe, which will not give bacteria something to infect. That's how the cycle goes, and that's why blowing your nose leads to less antibiotics-use and death from lung infections.
2013-01-15 08:02:16 AM  
2 votes:

Lady Indica: Neti pot.

Just boil the damn water first.


Ugh, Neti Pots. I always feel like I'm trying to waterboard myself.


And fark nasal sprays, they always send me into sneezing fits. Warm showers do much better for my congestion even if it is possibly a placebo effect. I'll go with what works thank you very much. That and, you know, sudafed. The REAL sudafed, not that phenylphedrine bullshiat. Even if I do have to go to the freakin' counter and demand through a stuffed nose "As much as you are legally allowed to sell me right now, here's my state ID."

SkunkWerks: Attention Daily Fail: you wouldn't know science if it committed assisted suicide in Belgium. Kindly piss off.


Also, THIS.
2013-01-15 07:47:23 AM  
2 votes:
This reminds me of people who say you aren't supposed to clean your ears out with Q-tips. You can pry my Q-tip from my cold, dead ear.
2013-01-15 06:45:01 AM  
2 votes:
Don't use natural remedies - take drugs!

/ farking ad masquerading as news
// "don't blow, suck" works here, too ya' know.
2013-01-15 06:34:27 AM  
2 votes:

Tyrone Slothrop: GAT_00: That nasal spray shiat has severely diminishing returns.  First use works great, but it's effectiveness lessens after every dose.  Not only that, but after you stop using it you have a day where your congestion is even worse than before as your sinuses try to rebalance.

Or at least that's my experience.

Mine works fine. But if I use it for over a month or so, I start getting nosebleeds. Unfortunately cedar season here in Austin lasts around 2 months.


I recommend the children's Afrin. Much lower dose but same efficacy, less chance of the rebound effect.
2013-01-15 12:07:09 PM  
1 votes:

RidgeRunner5: Not only will blowing not work, studies show that forceful nose blowing can propel some infection-laden mucus into the sinuses, where secondary bacterial infections may take hold.

That doesn't even make sense. You are blowing OUT, not in.


Oh, is that how you blow your nose?

/doinitrong
2013-01-15 09:00:08 AM  
1 votes:

Koodz: I've experimented with blowing my nose vs. sniffling all my life and come to the conclusion that there's little difference really. Both are barely more than placebos. I prefer sniffling because there's no equipment necessary and I don't have to find somewhere to throw the tissue later. When I was a kid my mother used to tell me to blow my nose to "get it all out" as if I were going to eventually run out of snot entirely. I assure you I have never in my life run out of snot.


If I don't blow my nose and just keep sniffling I end up with a raging headache by the end of the day. Of course, blowing my nose constantly leaves it red, irritated and sore - but I'll take that over a constant headache any day of the week.
2013-01-15 08:55:08 AM  
1 votes:
That "article" sure seems like an ad for the remedies it shows.
2013-01-15 08:29:23 AM  
1 votes:

Horrendous Space Kablooie: In China, it is impolite to blow your nose in public.


But apparently, it's not impolite to spit.

So, walking the streets all you hear are people sniffing up anything that might be running out of their nose.
I remember getting looks when I pulled out a tissue.


They're not just sniffing it up; they're also sucking it down so they can gather it in their mouths and spit. Nothing like a Beijing sidewalk full of drying black loogies. Eck.
2013-01-15 08:21:49 AM  
1 votes:
A) I'm not even going to click on a Daily Fail link ostensibly about science or medicine.

B) I don't care even if the headline is right, my head feels better without a bunch of snot in it.


/ Carries two hankies.
2013-01-15 08:15:31 AM  
1 votes:
So, instead of blow my nose I should scorch my nostrils with some pharmaceutical company's products? Yeah, let's do that.
2013-01-15 08:09:14 AM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: That nasal spray shiat has severely diminishing returns.  First use works great, but it's effectiveness lessens after every dose.  Not only that, but after you stop using it you have a day where your congestion is even worse than before as your sinuses try to rebalance.

Or at least that's my experience.


My ex was addicted to that shiat. Should have been a sign.
2013-01-15 08:08:01 AM  
1 votes:
Attention Daily Mail - I do not accept medical advice from you
2013-01-15 08:07:21 AM  
1 votes:

spyderqueen: Lady Indica: Neti pot.

Just boil the damn water first.

Ugh, Neti Pots. I always feel like I'm trying to waterboard myself.


And fark nasal sprays, they always send me into sneezing fits. Warm showers do much better for my congestion even if it is possibly a placebo effect. I'll go with what works thank you very much. That and, you know, sudafed. The REAL sudafed, not that phenylphedrine bullshiat. Even if I do have to go to the freakin' counter and demand through a stuffed nose "As much as you are legally allowed to sell me right now, here's my state ID."

SkunkWerks: Attention Daily Fail: you wouldn't know science if it committed assisted suicide in Belgium. Kindly piss off.

Also, THIS.


I also can't get the Neti pot to work but I suspect it's because I'm
a diver. I would have thought constant tube adjustment would make things easier but apparently not.
2013-01-15 08:04:20 AM  
1 votes:
Before they changed the recipie, Spicy Chex Mix was my weapon of choice for congestion. Now they have changed it from having a great flavor to just heat. I now reach for whatever Jalepeno chips I can find. Not as fun but effective.
2013-01-15 07:26:03 AM  
1 votes:

steve_wmn: I got the same advice from an Ear Nose & Throat specialist MD 20 years ago. Blowing lightly for a runny nose or to clear a bit of snot is OK. Blasting a snot rocket like you're trying to hit someone across the room - not OK.


You'd think an ear, nose, and throat specialist would know more about ears, noses and throats. For instance, not all of them are as straight as Ted Haggard on the pulpit and coated with Teflon.

Some of them look more like this:

0.tqn.com

A "light blow" isn't going to accomplish much, genius.
2013-01-15 07:07:27 AM  
1 votes:
I just go out and get some sushi. A good chunk of wasabi clears up the most stubborn sinuses.
2013-01-15 06:49:12 AM  
1 votes:
Well gosh, Daily Fail, I supposed I really didn't need all that oxygen today. After all, you seem to do fairly well with diminished O2 levels to the brain.
2013-01-15 06:41:45 AM  
1 votes:
Anything tasty dipped in any good horseradish sauce works for me. My schnoz can be totally stopped up and that'll unstop me every time.
2013-01-15 06:11:29 AM  
1 votes:
Neti pot.

Just boil the damn water first.
2013-01-15 12:28:01 AM  
1 votes:
I eat all my boogers, so this isn't a concern for me.
 
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