You Ask! We Count!

Average number of nose hairs

How many nose hairs are there on average?

Not known

As the name perfectly suggests, nasal hair or nose hair is the hair in the nose.  The exact number of nose hairs is not known.  Some specialists consider that there are approximately 140000-160000 nose hairs.  Not too many people know that increased nasal hair density decreases development of asthma in those suffering from seasonal rhinitis.  It is widely known the fact that nasal hairs help in filtering foreign particles from entering the nasal cavity.  Anyway, the number varies from person to person depending on factors such as race, age and, obviously, skin color.

This fact is verified on : January 20, 2014.





Leave a Response