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(University Herald)   Food poisoning and pneumonia-causing bacteria are currently hiding deep inside your nose. Have a nice day   (universityherald.com) divider line 20
    More: PSA, Stanford University School of Medicine, Staphylococcus aureus, pneumonia, bacteria  
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2013-12-12 04:47:36 PM
You just gotta watch what you pick for lunch.
 
2013-12-12 04:49:08 PM
Anyone with children nose this already.
 
2013-12-12 04:51:19 PM
That's why I maintain a healthy coating of cocaine at all times.
 
2013-12-12 04:59:03 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-12-12 05:00:42 PM
You might think it's funny
when your nose is runny
but it's not


p.s. Don't eat mokos
 
2013-12-12 05:01:39 PM
Even if people try to get rid of it, the bacterium comes back within some time because standard S. aureus-elimination techniques may not reach the far end of the nose

This is why they don't call it fronteria, folks.

/got nothin
 
2013-12-12 05:08:53 PM

shanrick: [imageshack.us image 700x525]


how'd you get a picture of me this morning?

/seriously wish there was an easier way to get rid of nose hair long term
 
2013-12-12 05:17:17 PM

bmckenna: shanrick: [imageshack.us image 700x525]

how'd you get a picture of me this morning?

/seriously wish there was an easier way to get rid of nose hair long term


I wax.
 
2013-12-12 05:18:18 PM
And this can't be true in my nose... it's either a bleak desert (like right now due to the cold) leading to several nosebleeds a week... or it's a gooey swamp jungle of holy boogerness caused by allergies.  Either way, nothing is surviving in there for longer than 12 hours.
 
2013-12-12 05:29:45 PM
MSRA too!
 
2013-12-12 05:36:32 PM
www.quickmeme.com
 
2013-12-12 05:57:32 PM
In all seriousness, I wonder if this is why some people have bad breath that smells like shiat.

Then I also wonder when and how people develop this bacterial nose colonization. Is it from food, airborne bacteria, or both? And then there's the fact that it's found in people's crotches... Wash your hands before working around food, folks. I'm sure restaurants do all they can to avoid foodborne bacteria, but people could still get it from eating out.
 
2013-12-12 06:12:27 PM
Well duh...that's what noses are for. To keep germs out of your lungs. That's why kids are the little runny-nosed disease-ridden germ vectors that they are, with their fingers up their nostrils 24/7. My mom caught her last case of flu--and the first in over 10 years of teaching--when one of her autistic monsters sneezed right into her mouth.

Keep your fingers out of your nose and eyes, and you'll reduce your chance of getting colds and flu at least a thousand percent, according to my highly statistical research.
 
2013-12-12 06:31:57 PM
cyberspacedout: In all seriousness, I wonder if this is why some people have bad breath that smells like shiat.

No, mostly dental problems, other bacteria stuck ebtween teeth.  Anaerobic bacteria are particularly smelly


Then I also wonder when and how people develop this bacterial nose colonization. Is it from food, airborne bacteria, or both? And then there's the fact that it's found in people's crotches... Wash your hands before working around food, folks. I'm sure restaurants do all they can to avoid foodborne bacteria, but people could still get it from eating out.


Dr. Relman gave a talk to our division a month or so ago, does some way-out microbiome stuff.

The news isn't that MRSA (all types of Staph aureus, really) are in your nostrils.  The news is that we used to think it was just at the oter part, whereas Dr. Relman found it's deeper in.

The fact is, many people are covered with it.  It lives in nostrils, groin, crocth, back of the throat, and apparently, deep in the nose as well.

We get it on our hands or other parts of skin from close contact with someone (family, friend, schoolmate, fellow sports player, fellow prisoner, daycare, etc.).  We touch our noses.  It sets up shop in our nose, or perhaps other areas.

Then, we touch our noses, it's on our hands.  Voila!  Plus, you can scratch your skin and occasionally give yourself a nice Staph infection.

That's why I wash my hands every week, whether I need to or not.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm0707259
 
2013-12-12 06:58:13 PM
Healthy bodies are just a balance of bacterium

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2013-12-12 07:42:03 PM
And with a nose the size of mine, I could probably infect whole countries single nostrilly.

/Stand back, this schnozz is deadly.
 
2013-12-12 08:52:00 PM
I think for a while that some hospitals had patients use anti-bacterial nose sprays prior to surgery, but I doubt it was very effective against nosocomial infection.
 
2013-12-13 01:22:00 AM
"I got food poisoning today. I don't know when I'll use it."
 
2013-12-13 01:48:21 AM
Hardly. I clean mine out constantly.

Gyrfalcon: Keep your fingers out of your nose and eyes, and you'll reduce your chance of getting colds and flu at least a thousand percent, according to my highly statistical research.


Oh. Oops.
 
2013-12-13 08:39:10 AM
This isn't surprising at all.  People are colonized with all kinds of bacteria.  I work with streptococcus pneumoniae, the causitive agent of about half of all cases of pneumonia in the US alone and one of the primary causes of otitis media.  Right now, probably 40ish% of all people in the US have strep pneumo living harmlessly in their nasopharyynx and don't even know it.
 
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