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A 30-year-old member asked:

how to help dry nostrils in the winter?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
TEPLON - Magnetic rx: Teplon (ulcht-02) uses the healing and anti-microbial power of heat & electro magnetic fields. Teplon relieves post nasal drip and any nasal stuffiness. Cost $560. Useful equipment if it affects your immunity.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Nasal saline.: The cold whipping wind of winter dries out our nasal mucosa as we breathe. Nasal saline spray or mist daily could help. And it would really help to keep your nose covered, perhaps with a scarf.
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Boil water in the house to help add humidity
Jan 8, 2016

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What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

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Smell: Could you please expand on your question and give more information, so we can help you.
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What does the smell of toast or smoke in the nostrils mean when there are not any odors in the room to cause the scent?

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Couple things: Could be that you inhaled those substances recently and they just made their way to your smell receptors. You could also have an infection. Some infections will carry this odor which tend to be bacterial. Your doctor may treat you with an antibiotic.
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I can't flare my nostrils. Is this normal?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Yes: There are several muscle movements that are normally involuntary but can eventually be learned as a voluntary movement (tongue rolling, ear wiggling, nostril flaring). Some of them, like tongue rolling, are genetic and you may not ever learn to do them. It's not abnormal to not be able to voluntarily do these things.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

One of my nostrils feels like it is blocked more than the other, i notice that i can breathe through one slightly more than the other?

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Dr. David Astrachan
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Many possibilities: If this is a recent problem it could be due to an allergy or an infection. If it's a chronic problem it may be due to an underlying anatomical condition called a deviated septum. In any case it would be of benefit to you to consult with an ENT physician for an evaluation of your nose.
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Both my nostrils are clogged. How can I unclog them?

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See details: This may be the result of seasonal allergies. Try an antihistamine such as zyrtec or claritin (loratadine). If it persists, see a doctor.

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