Kids with allergies tend to pick their noses the most because a
heavy flow of mucus can dry and crust inside the nose, giving them
a "something's up there" feeling. Nose picking can cause nose
bleeds and also spreads germs. Try these tips to break this bad
Address any allergies.
Have your child drink plenty of fluids to avoid the build-up of
Keep nails trimmed so that dirt doesn't build up behind
Encourage hand washing.
Keep plenty of tissues available and encourage nose blowing and
If all else fails, teach your child that this is a private
activity and not to gross out other people by doing it in
DO NOT publicly call out your child for picking his