The potentially life-saving bacteria in your boogers.

Are Boogers Good For Your Immune System? Researchers Think It Can Treat Staph Infections

Amid the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” scientists are scrambling to develop new drugs that can suppress infections and battle quickly mutating bacteria. The researchers of the latest study hope that Lugdunin may work in the future as a new treatment against antibiotic-resistant strains of Staph. But first, Krismer said that “it is very important to reduce the amount of prescribed antibiotics, to sparingly use last resort antibiotics, and to dramatically reduce the amount of antibiotics in animal breeding.” And for the time being, rest assured that your nose is looking out for you; your boogers may be gross, but they’re there for a reason.

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