NHS doctor warns that pulling out your nose hairs ‘can kill you’
Pulling out your nose hairs, according to an NHS doctor, can result in a life-threatening medical condition.
Dr. Karan Rajan urged you not to “tear out your nose hairs” in a video he posted to his Instagram account.
“You have two types of nose hairs,” he remarked, explaining the hidden risk of taking out nose hairs.
“You have vibrissae, which you want to take out, and tiny cilia, which filter mucus and send it to the back of the throat, where it finally ends up in the stomach.”
Even though the thick vibrissae nose hairs are unattractive, the doctor advised against pulling them out and instead opting for a trim.
He stated, ” “Large particles are kept out of the back of the nose by these [nose hairs].
“Bacteria from the surrounding follicle might leak inside and create irritation when you remove these massive guys.”
“This is because the same veins that transport blood from the nose also transport blood from the brain.”
“If the bacteria re-enter the brain, they can cause inflammation, which can lead to a brain abscess.”
“This is extremely rare, but it may be fatal for people with compromised immune systems.”
Nose hair plucking has become a popular grooming practice, with many spas and beauty salons charging a charge for the process. Some spas use wax to remove the hairs out of the nose, which physicians warn is harmful.