11 Facts About Mucus You Surely Don't Know!

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1) It is protective barrier

Mucus acts as a protective barrier, lubricating the mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, stomach, and intestines while keeping the air we breathe warm and moist.

2) Body's Flypaper

Inhalation of bacteria, allergens and dust is prevented from entering the body and airways by mucus, which is frequently referred to as "snot."

3) They include antibodies

This fluid contains various useful substances, including antibodies, enzymes, antiviral and antibacterial proteins.

4) Our body produces 1.5 litres everyday

Every 20 minutes, mucus is produced in the nose, resulting in up to 1.5 liters of mucus every day. In order to get rid of germs when we're unwell, this rises.

5) We swallow 1 litre of it everyday

Snuff travels down the throat and into the stomach, where it is digested and expelled by the stomach's acidic secretions, which kill any viruses present.

6) It may indicate dehydration

Congestion can be relieved by drinking a lot of hot liquids, which helps thin mucus. Dehydration is a common cause of very thick mucus.

7) Mucus travels very fast

Coughing and sneezing produce droplets that move up to 80 kilometers per hour and 160 kilometers per hour, respectively, depending on the size of the body.

8) It textures tells a lot

Thick mucus can indicate an illness, or dehydration. Sticky mucus indicates a worsening infection. Cold air, a spicy meal, or an allergic reaction may create flowing mucus.

9) Sleep crust is mucus

Unlike continually active mucus and enzymes, lacrimal glands shut down overnight, allowing for the accumulation of dirt and the formation of a crust.

10) Reason of runny nose

In order to flush out the invaders, mucus production spikes, resulting in the all-too-familiar runny nose.

11) Boogers are mucus

Boogers are mucous, dust, and bacteria. If these fluids aren't digested, they dry up in our noses.

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