Sanitizing your nose? Doctors say you should do it

TULSA, Okla. — Sanitizing your nose? Yes, it’s a thing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that hospitals sanitize patients’ noses before surgery.

However, now experts say it’s something more people should be doing -- especially during cold and flu season.

Dr. Michael Manyak is leading the “Sanitize Your Nose” public health campaign.

Manyak says the nose is a portal of entry for organisms to get into your body and also a reservoir where those organisms can reside and be a source of infections. People touch their faces 100 times on average daily.

Anyone can learn more about the campaign and find FDA-regulated products here.