How to Blow Your Nose

How to blow your nose

Sounds sort of simple don’t it? Stick a tissue against your nose and blow, right? What’s so hard about that? Well, nothing really, but the truth is, there’s more to it than just that. Blowing your nose properly will help to prevent the spread of germs which is very important. Not sure if you’ve been doing it properly? No worries. It’s not rocket science, but there are a few things to bear in mind the next time you reach for a hankie or a Kleenex.


Step 1

Although thousands of people have been using one for decades, the first thing you need to do is toss your cloth hankies away. Mucus from your nasal passages is riddled with germs. Covering your nose when you blow it prevent the spread of those germs. Why then, would it make sense to blow your nose into a cloth, and place it in your pocket? All you’ll wind up doing is setting yourself up to be re-infected with whatever germs have been lurking around that dirty hanky in your pocket each time you take it out to use it. Disposable is a much safer choice.

Step 2

Place a disposable Kleenex over your nose so your nasal openings are completely covered. Do not, however, press on your nasal opens so as to close them off.

Step 3

Take a deep breath and blow hard into the Kleenex making sure to keep the Kleenex over the nasal openings to catch any mucus that is dispelled.

Step 4

You now have two options. One: Fold the Kleenex in half so you completely cover any and all mucus that has been dispelled and repeat step 3. Two: toss the dirty Kleenex and grab another one and repeat.

Step 5

After blowing a second time, wipe the openings of your nostrils with a clean surface on the Kleenex and toss it in the trash.

Step 6

Wash your hands with soap and water if it’s available. If it’s not, use a antibacterial hand lotion that will kill and germs you may have gotten on your hands during the process.

Things Needed
• Some sort of trash receptacle
• Disposable tissues
• Soap and water or an antibacterial hand lotion

Tips & Warnings
• Never blow your nose in the direction of others who may be around you. Always turn your back or leave the room before blowing your nose.
• Never use a cloth, and then stick it in your pocket for future use. It’s an ideal way to spread germs.


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