Why do we put cotton in nose after death? I personally, noticed that many people do not know why cotton wool is placed in the nostrils and ears of dead bodies.
In this article however, I’m going to share some of the reasons why cotton wool is been placed in the nostrils and ears of a dead person.
You can agree with me that as soon as a person dies, the body temperature drops and along with that forfeits all obstruction to micro-organisms or germs which will result in body decomposition, and subsequently, the germs will leave from the body.
A dead body forfeits almost all its quality of undergoing life processes. One of the qualities is immunity.
A decomposing body exists very delicious for such organisms to pester.
Well though it won’t make much of a difference to a dead body whether an insect enters it or not but close relatives who are still alive don’t like the idea until the body is disposed of with integrity through religious ceremonies.
Why Do We Put Cotton In Nose After Death?
- All manner of unfamiliar substances can enter without encountering any obstacle as they are all deactivated.
- We plug cotton in the nostrils of a dead body because as soon as the respiration process stops, the air present in the surroundings enters the body, as a result, the body gets bulged.
- We plug cotton to stop the organisms or germs from coming out of the dead body.
- To stop the leakage of bodily fluids as the corpse decomposes etc.
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