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What's the best way to blow your nose when sick?

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It's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can carry germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages, causing earache. The best way to blow your nose: Press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other.

SOURCE: Charles B. Inlander, president of The People's Medical Society, a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, and author of
77 Ways to Beat Cold and Flu.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 14, 2017

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SOURCE: Charles B. Inlander, president of The People's Medical Society, a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, and author of
77 Ways to Beat Cold and Flu.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 14, 2017

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