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What's the best way to get rid of nose hair?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

As tempting as it is to pull nose hairs out like you're pulling weeds from your garden, don't yank. Besides being painful, pulling can lead to infections from traumatized hair follicles in the nose. The area from the bridge of the nose to the corner of the mouth is called the "triangle of death" because infections here drain into the brain and can cause a clot in the cavernous sinus (that's a bad thing). We recommend using a specialized nose-hair clipper that works like a weed-whacker inside your nostril. Or watch the puffs of smoke coming from your nostrils during laser hair removal.

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