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A few years back I had a lot of sinus issues and the ENT was trying to determine if I had some type of unusual sinus infection. To get a culture to test for a fungal infection, they had to do a swab test that sounds very similar. It tickles because the cotton end of the swab has to go through the small opening in your nose (called the ostium) that goes into one of the sinuses. Pushing the cotton through that small opening tickles, or feels very strange.
My case turned out to be due to bad allergies, but as Roger says, it is weird feeling but not as bad as getting your finger pinched in some tool while working on your Saab!
1971 Sonett III (since 2010)
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