i do two things. 1) i blow my nose in the seohwr. Wonderful therapy! 2) when I do pick my dutch nose (circa 1964), I love it when it's a long half dry one with a wet tip at the end and it gives your sinuses a little bit of a massage on the way out it's best if the extraction is slow .. lovely! rolling it and flicking it out the window while driving is a must do! (just have to make sure the window is down btw.. my wife things it's gross when there is snot on the seohwr screen.