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So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« on: December 29, 2013, 11:44:09 AM »
So I'm getting over a cold right now. And in the shower, since everything is wet and humid, I was trying to clear out my nostrils. I picked BOTH nostrils while in the shower. My fingers were wet, and now I'm worried that I'm going to die of a brain eating amoeba. Yay me. The next 14 days are going to be hell, just "waiting" for symptoms to start.

I'm in a big city right now, so the water is treated, however the house I'm in (my parent's house) has an old boiler/hot water heater. So now I'm terrified of naegleria fowleri.
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Re: So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 11:52:57 AM »
I wouldn't worry about it! I clear out my nose all the time in the shower. I've never heard of someone getting it that way.
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Re: So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 12:13:01 PM »
Ugh, I'm just so nervous now! I hate when something like this happens.

Apparently, the hot water heater is 7 years old, and the boiler is 14 years old.

I'm in the metro-detroit area, so it's colder here right now, but i've heard of these things living in the water heaters. I've got two small children that I don't want to leave behind, especially in just two weeks! I could be dead in two weeks. Literally shaking right now.

I was doing so good with my health anxiety the past month, and here we go again.
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Re: So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 12:15:20 PM »
From what I've heard about the brain amoeba, it lives in the south where it's warm and humid.  Try not to worry about it. I know it's easier said than done.
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Re: So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 04:24:03 PM »
Totally freaking out now!!! Over the past few hours I've developed a sinus headache!!!!
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Re: So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 06:30:41 PM »
It's probably your anxiety getting the best of you.
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Re: So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 09:19:20 AM »
My sense of smell seems to be diminished this morning. Things don't smell as strong as they used to :-( I'm seriously on the verge of a breakdown.
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Re: So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 12:12:35 PM »
Things aren't smelling as strong because you're stressed about it, you're okay I promise. So many people on this forum worry about naegleria fowleri but not one person has got it it's so rare you're more likely to develop rare cancer. (Not saying you will) you'll be okay try stop worrying I hate n fowleri too
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Re: So, this is stupid, but I'm super scared - I picked my nose
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 12:13:34 PM »
Oh and the water has to like SHOOT right up your nose to the top if you picked your nose it would just be droplets really.
"Like doing a cartwheel in chest deep water"
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