Of course you can't, you wouldn't know if it did.
from everything i know about the nasal cavaties, it simply doesn't work that way from sniffling. it can go down the back of the throat and into the stmoach.....but not down the airways into the lungs. all the cilia stop that from happening.
in fact, i also know that studies find it counterintuitive to blow your nose hard when you have a cold. it can make things worse.... sniffling is actually the healtheir thing in that case.
Everything I have experienced is counter to what you are saying.
mucus can go straight down your throat without you knowing.
It could be that the same things in your body that is causing it to make tons of snot mucus is also causing your lungs/trachea area to create lots of mucus there, too. This would lead to increased sputum.ummm if it's happening to me, is that not science?
that's about right.
at worst, snot from the nose, when sniffled, goes down the throat into the digestive system....it does not go into the lungs.
the shit in your lungs during a cold/infection.....the same shit that comes up with a cough or hack when the lungs release it.....is not the same shit from your nose.
@augusttremulous sorry that happens to you and hope you feel better soon. I rode the bus to school in middle school and one of the gals had the same thing happen. She was missing on the morning bus for many days because she'd wake up sick to her stomach. Her mom thought she was pregnant since it would go away. Turns out she had bad allergies to something and it dripped down. I felt bad that she was stick but her telling the story of how her mom thought her 7th grade daughter was pregnant was funny
It could be that the same things in your body that is causing it to make tons of snot mucus is also causing your lungs/trachea area to create lots of mucus there, too. This would lead to increased sputum.
It seems like it's all the same snot, because it's all basically the same consistency, and it's all kind of mingling down in that area, but it has a different point of origin.
Does that sound about right?
The worst was when I had my nose surgery; I ended up swallowing a ton of mucus AND blood, which my stomach was NOT having, and I ended up puking all over my nurse in recovery/observation. I aimed for the emesis basin, but I was still half high from the surgery and it splashed out and all down my side. She had to wipe me down. She was so nice about it, I was mortified, and it smelled like death (I've been told).
I'm guessing that girl was pretty embarrassed that her mom thought that, omg