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From: B. Harris)
Subject: Re: nose blowing and other dangerous practices
Date: 1 Sep 1998 05:11:48 GMT

In <6sfia6$v30$> writes:

>hi there,
>i heard that blowing your nose can be very dangerous.
>if you blow too hard, you can rupture your eardrums.

    An urban myth, I believe, though I don't encourage people to try it
for themselves (since for all I know some small percentage can actually
do it).  But most people cannot.  They just think they can.

                                      Steve Harris, M.D.

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