Sanitizing your nose? Yes, its a thing.

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

However, now experts say its 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.

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