For anyone with any form of sinusitis, it’s important to keep your nose clear by frequent blowing. However, some doctors believe that blowing your nose too forcefully can actually be detrimental: It can force the mucus, and any germs it contains, into the sinus cavities. Others believe that this is not true.
I believe that the correct way to blow your nose is to clear one nostril at a time
by pressing one side closed, then blowing. Next, do the same on the other side. Afterward, inhale deeply through your nose forcing any excess mucus into the back of your nose and down your throat, where you can swallow it or spit it out. Most people don’t like to do this, but it won’t hurt you and does help prevent further sinusitis. Remember, all day long the healthy nose makes 1-2 liters of mucus, which traps particles in the nose and then it passes into your throat and you swallow it. Sniffing in does the same thing.
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