There is a possibility that the infection could go into your ear, which happened to
me once, but I found a way to
avoid it. You could also accidentally rub infected snot into your eye and get an eye infection, if you are careless.
The physiology of your head may be different from my head and you could experience a problem that I would not have, so it’s another risk you must assume.
This technique will work for almost any infection of the nose, if you‘re willing to take the risk.