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Why not try to eliminate the supply? If there are no boogers to eat, there is no problem right? You could try using saline spray/drops and having him blow his nose frequently to get rid of the mucous. If he's got the dry type try a humidifier. Eventually, if there's nothing up there to eat, he'll stop digging. Another suggestion is to ignore it ...
Current studies actually show that nose-picking has positive health effects, by introducing weakened pathogens in a way that the immune system can develop a response without getting sick. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nose-picking
The health factor is that mucus (a.k.a. boogers) is a primary vector for many infectious diseases, including the ever-popular colds and flus. Using your fingers to remove mucus means that your fingers are then coated in contagious pathogens ("germs"). You use your fingers to touch everything from food to toys, and also for direct person-to-person ...
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