Science: Body: Nose: Snot
mucus vac   (+9)  [vote for, against]
sucks mucus

just what it says. a little vacume of sorts like the shape of a nose hair trimmer that would suck exsess mucus from your nose when you have a bad cold. kinda gross sorry.
-- earlzkman, Feb 06 2002

(?) Bulb syringe
What I'm talking about [phoenix, Feb 06 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Medical-Grade Equipment
Item List #8100, $1,975 (USD). D.I.Y. probably not recommended. [quarterbaker, Feb 06 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) The Nori
Because blowing your nose is not enough! [phoenix, Feb 06 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Comfortable and easy-to-use, even for children over three years of age! [Candybar, Sep 23 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Hungarian Made Sinus Vacuum
I found it - Orsivo Porsivo - the Hungarian Snot-Sucker [trekbody, Jun 06 2005]

Disgusting. But in a useful sort of way. I'll vote for it if it comes with a long, narrow, semi-rigid hose.
-- Guncrazy, Feb 06 2002

Changing the bag for this device is the worst household chore I can imagine.
-- Monkfish, Feb 06 2002

Snot-O-Suction from the makers of the liposuction thingies.

So, earlzkman, perchance did you have a cold when you dreamed up this little charmer?
-- bristolz, Feb 06 2002

Large bulb-type 'evacuators' are available, but aimed at babies. I can't think of any reason an adult couldn't use one, except that an adult can blow his nose.
-- phoenix, Feb 06 2002

It is considered unwise to blow nose.
-- thumbwax, Feb 06 2002

This might be dangerous. I think most syringes are aimed at flushing stuff out rather than sucking it out. Maybe your device could do both, as long as the suction is gentle.

Also, when you have a cold, it's not just mucus that stuffs you up, but also inflammation of your nasal cavity.
-- seal, Feb 06 2002

Baked, at your friendly local otolaryngologist. You can buy 'em too. I'll find a link.
-- quarterbaker, Feb 06 2002

I once went to a doctor who told me that the best way to treat a really stuffy nose is to fill one of those bulbs with salty water, and squirt the water up your nose. The salt dissolves the mucus, and makes it easier to blow. Just be sure to lean over the sink while you do it.
-- sera, Feb 06 2002

Ah... another sighting of the rare interrogative ellipsis.
-- waugsqueke, Feb 06 2002

phoenix, I nearly collapsed reading that. Unreal.
-- waugsqueke, Feb 06 2002

The photographs are the clincher.
-- phoenix, Feb 06 2002

I think this thing needs some sort of bellows operation. Just because.
-- RayfordSteele, Aug 29 2002

3 words:

Electric Drill Attachment
-- BinaryCookies, Aug 29 2002

I actually have a nasal vacuum. A friend from Hungary brought it to us, since they use it on their kids when they have a cold - when they are too young to know to blow. It is called something like Orsivo-Porsivo affectionately know in our house as the Hungarian Snot Sucker. It attaches to your vacuum cleaner to provide suction. I will try to find a link. The gross thing about it is the cleaning. Especially since the tubing and receptor (for the snot), are clear, so you can see if you captured a big clam or not. It works just OK - the suction really is not powerful (maybe I should upgrade my vac), but it is meant for kids.
-- trekbody, Nov 19 2004

//One litre bottle of Evian// Doesn't it work with Badoit?
-- coprocephalous, Jun 07 2005

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