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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToCatchACold'': The man has a pink, inflamed nose due to his cold.




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* In episode 118 of ''Anime/{{Tamagotchi}}'', some photos and a flashback show Anemoriritchi putting Moriritchi to bed and taking care of her when she gets sick. Moriritchi has a red blush across [[TheNoseless where her nose would be if she had one]] to show her sickness.


* In the ''Literature/MrMen'' book about Mr. Sneeze, Mr. Sneeze lives in a very cold place called "Coldland" and everyone has a red nose because [[CatchYourDeathOfCold they have a cold from the cold weather]]. Once it warms up, they instantly recover and their noses turn normal.



* In the ''Literature/MrMen'' episode about Mr. Sneeze, Mr. Sneeze lives in a very cold place called "Coldland" and everyone has a red nose because [[CatchYourDeathOfCold they have a cold from the cold weather]]. Once it warms up, they instantly recover and their noses turn normal.

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* In the ''Literature/MrMen'' episode about Mr. Sneeze, Mr. Sneeze lives in a very cold place called "Coldland" and everyone has a red nose because [[CatchYourDeathOfCold they have a cold from the cold weather]]. Once it warms up, they instantly recover and their noses turn normal.

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* In ''Literature/FelicityFlooVisitsTheZoo'', the sick girl Felicity is described as having a "red, runny nose".


->''His sister thought his nose looked funny"''.

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->''His sister thought his nose looked funny"''.funny."''


->''One day Arthur decided he didn't like his nose''.

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->''His sister thought his nose looked funny''.

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->''His sister thought his nose looked funny''.funny"''.

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* ''Animation/HappyHeroes'': Most of the time, characters who come down with a sickness get red around the nose. This extends to [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots the Supermen and the robot citizens of Planet Xing]], the Supermen's [[TransformingMecha Car Knights]], and even the ''[[ExpressiveAccessory expressive Planet Gray logo]] on Big M.'s headband''.
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->''One day Arthur decided he didn't like his nose''.
->''He had a cold and his nose was red''.
->''His sister thought his nose looked funny''.
-->-- ''[[Literature/{{Arthur}} Arthur's Nose]]''


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* When Arthur is sick in the first ''Literature/{{Arthur}}'' book ''Arthur's Nose'', the front of his snout is red.


* Played with in ''The Worst Thing About My Sister'' when Marty [[PlayingSick fakes illness]] by hiding under her whale plushie so that her face will be hot and then scribbling on her face with a red crayon. Her mother is not fooled, though.

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* Played with in ''The Worst Thing About My Sister'' ''Literature/TheWorstThingAboutMySister'' when Marty [[PlayingSick fakes illness]] by hiding under her whale plushie so that her face will be hot and then scribbling on her face with a red crayon. Her mother is not fooled, though.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'', Otto's nose and eyes turn red when he wakes up with a nasty cold.


This is rarely TruthInTelevision, only a few specific conditions (such as skin rashes or irritation from frequent congestion-induced nose-blowing) specifically cause redness of the nose. As stated above, most illnesses are not totally obvious. However, its omnipresence in media has led to the misconception where ''all'' illnesses cause red noses. That being said, more localized redness elsewhere on the body is a relatively common sign of disease, being one of the five cardinal signs of inflammation.

Compare LuminescentBlush, which is caused by embarrassment rather than illness, GreenAroundTheGills, which is specific to nausea, and PolkaDotDisease, another type of fictional disease that's easy to spot. Compare and contrast DrunkenGlow, where alcohol instead of illness is the cause of the redness.

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This is rarely TruthInTelevision, only TruthInTelevision. Only a few specific conditions (such as skin rashes or irritation from frequent congestion-induced nose-blowing) specifically cause redness of the nose. As stated above, most illnesses are not totally obvious. However, its omnipresence in media has led to the misconception where ''all'' illnesses cause red noses. That being said, more localized redness elsewhere on the body is a relatively common sign of disease, being one of the five cardinal signs of inflammation.

Compare LuminescentBlush, which is caused by embarrassment rather than illness, GreenAroundTheGills, which is specific to nausea, and PolkaDotDisease, another type of fictional disease that's easy to spot. Compare and contrast See also DrunkenGlow, where alcohol instead of illness is the cause of the redness.

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* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/ColdAndFluInvasion'': None of the sick customers appear red, but the player character gets a red face if he's ''close'' to catching a cold.

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* At the end of the episode "Yo-Kai Duchoo" from ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'', Nate gets a red nose and cheeks upon catching a [[spoiler:real]] cold.

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* ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'':
** In "Yo-Kai Sproink", Bear and Eddie both have this after exiting a hot spring, implying them to both be feeling ill.
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At the end of the episode "Yo-Kai Duchoo" from ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'', Duchoo", Nate gets a red nose and cheeks upon catching a [[spoiler:real]] cold.


In media, however, you'll know when someone is sick just by looking at their nose. If they are sick, their nose (and less often, their cheeks as well) will be bright red.

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In media, however, you'll know when someone is sick just by looking at their nose. If they are sick, their nose (and less often, their cheeks as well) will be bright red.
red, to [[RuleOfPerception show the audience that they're sick]].

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