Health | Human Body | Nose & Throat

The nose serves dual functions as the organ for the sense of smell and as an entry to the respiratory tract. The throat is a passageway connecting the back of the mouth and nose to the esophagus and to the windpipe. Discover conditions associated with the nose and throat.


How Vocal Fry Works

How Vocal Fry Works

Does vocal fry signal the most annoying end of times? Or is it just part of a natural language progression? Learn all about it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Boogie Down With the Ultimate Booger Quiz

Boogie Down With the Ultimate Booger Quiz

Think you know everything there is to know about boogers? Test your knowledge with this ultimate booger quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can holding in a sneeze kill you?

Can holding in a sneeze kill you?

Holding in a sneeze is necessary in some situations, but can that be dangerous? Find out if holding in a sneeze can kill you. See more »

What is mucus made of?

What is mucus made of?

If your mucus went away, you'd be in trouble. Find out what mucus is made of and how mucus keeps you healthy. See more »

How do boogers form in your nose?

How do boogers form in your nose?

Boogers form in your nose for a very specific purpose — and it's not to gross out other people. Find out how boogers form at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is there a health benefit to picking your nose?

Is there a health benefit to picking your nose?

Would you be more prone to admit that you pick your nose if it was good for you? Find out if there are health benefits of picking your nose to learn more. See more »

Why do we have boogers?

Why do we have boogers?

There's a good reason why you shouldn't pick your boogers. Find out why we have boogers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it dangerous to stifle a sneeze?

Is it dangerous to stifle a sneeze?

Sneezing at the wrong moment can be downright dangerous. But is it just as dangerous to stifle a sneeze? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can pressing your upper lip stifle a sneeze?

Can pressing your upper lip stifle a sneeze?

The urge to sneeze can come upon you at the worst times. Find out if pressing your upper lip can stifle a sneeze at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What happens if you eat boogers?

What happens if you eat boogers?

Ever wonder what happens if you eat your boogers? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »