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Anteverted Nostrils (Overview)

Anteverted nostrils (nares)is a condition in which a person's nares (nasal openings) are tipped upwards. A flat nasal bridge and anteverted nares can be seen together in some types of birth defects. Anteverted, tipped upward, nostrils means one can see into the person's nostrils when looking straight at his face.


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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

Anteverted Nostrils (Overview)

Anteverted nostrils (nares)is a condition in which a person's nares (nasal openings) are tipped upwards. A flat nasal bridge and anteverted nares can be seen together in some types of birth defects. Anteverted, tipped upward, nostrils means one can see into the person's nostrils when looking straight at his face.


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One of my nostrils is always blocked, I don't have a cold, How do I treat this?

One of my nostrils is always blocked, I don't have a cold, How do I treat this?

Nose: If its new maybe allergic or a polyp. if its been there for awhile it may be a deviated septum. See an ent to check it out ...Read more

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For the last few years, one of my nostrils is always blocked, but they switch back and forth. It's not always the same one. How can I cure it?

For the last few years, one of my nostrils is always blocked, but they switch back and forth. It's not always the same one. How can I cure it?

Normal nostrils: The nose has bony ridges inside each nostril called turbinates that swell as a result of normal blood flow patterns. Turbinates help humidify the air you breath. The swelling alternates from left to right on a normal cycle (every few hours typically). It usually does not require treatment unless you also suffer from allergies or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Cellulitis on nostril treating w Oregano oil. Appeared yesterday. Will topical application work to clear up or do I need to ingest as well?

Cellulitis on nostril treating w Oregano oil. Appeared yesterday. Will topical application work to clear up or do I need to ingest as well?

See doctor: Cellulitis any where is a serious matter and on the face it is doubly serious. Oregano oil is not a treatment for cellulitis. Please see your doctor or go the hospital for a proper treatment. ...Read more

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Having intense itching inside of both nostrils. What could it be and any home treatment recommendations?

Having intense itching inside of both nostrils. What could it be and any home treatment recommendations?

Dryness: This time of year this is likely dryness. Another possibility is allergy. Try taking an antihistamine and using a saline nasal gel. If you are using anything directly in your nose like neosporin, stop, you're probably allergic to it. ...Read more

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I have this pinkish/reddish thing inside my left nostril it doesn't hurt but its hard when I touch it. What could it be and how do I get rid of it.?

Nasal polyp: It could be a nasal polyp which you'll see in the upper nostril coming down it also might be one of your turbinates which is part of the normal anatomy and they can look red and round. You could have a foreign body in your nose he would probably remember putting something up. Start with your PCP good Health ...Read more

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After taking 1 pill only of oxyelitepro im sick for almost 2 months my symptoms head pressure middle chest pain nostril blockage shat going on!

After taking 1 pill only of oxyelitepro im sick for almost 2 months my symptoms head pressure middle chest pain nostril blockage shat going on!

Bodybuilding: You must read the side effects of this very dangerous drug. It's being marketed as an aid to bodybuilding and loss of weight. Stop using it and consult your physician asap. Don't believe all the ads and quick remedies you see advertised. Trust your physician before the quacks. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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How can I prevent collapsing nostrils etc?

How can I prevent collapsing nostrils etc?

Nostril collapse: Nostril collapse is most often secondary to over resection of cartilage during surgery. If this is what you are experiencing, additional nasal reconstruction can help you. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I lay down in bed only one of my nostrils gets stuffy? Then when I sit up it goes away..

? Deviated septum: You have two nostrils. Between them is the nasal septum. If one nostril is bigger a little nasal swelling can block only the smaller one. A deviated nasal septum is likely the cause and doesn't need treatment unless it's a problem for you. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come my nostrils get blocked?

Allergy: Almost always swollen pale nasal turbinates of allergys, not just mucus. ...Read more

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I can't flare my nostrils. Is this normal?

I can't flare my nostrils. Is this normal?

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. ...Read more

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Cold sore just forming by my nostril (no leaking blisters) and someone kissed me briefly. Lip may have come close to it. How high is his risk of inf?

Cold sore just forming by my nostril (no leaking blisters) and someone kissed me briefly. Lip may have come close to it. How high is his risk of inf?

Low but possible: The risk is low but it's still possible since you can't be sure no fluid got in contact with the uninfected person. ...Read more

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How to prevent collapsing nostrils?

Get evaluated.: There are many causes for nasal collapse such as trauma, congenital, and post surgical. You should be evaluated by a experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. There is nothing that you can do except protecting your nose from injury. ...Read more

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Why do newborns flare there nostrils?

Opens airway...: ...Wider so that breathing is easier. This can sometimes be a sign of respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Help, I can't breathe through nostrils?

Nasal obstruction: Greetings. Nasal blockage that comes on suddenly (as I suspect in your case) is usually a result of allergies or possibly a virus. Recommendation would be to consider Afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 consecutive days. This should help to resolve your blockage. If this doesn't resolve this problem, then see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry flakes in nostrils?

How to get rid of dry flakes in nostrils?

Check out this link: Take care! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/299046-extremely-dry-nose/#page=1.

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How can I prevent collapsing nostrils etc?

Nostril collapse: Nostril collapse is most often secondary to over resection of cartilage during surgery. If this is what you are experiencing, additional nasal reconstruction can help you. ...Read more

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How do I breathe properly with both nostrils?

In and out...: If you're not able to breathe in and out successfully without effort seek specialist care or referral to a specialist (an ENT)

we can evaluate you for deviated septums, seasonal or nonseasonal allergies, polyps, turbinate hyerptrophy, traumatic issues, internal or external nasal valve collapse....and/or other things that may be causing issues

some have medical fixes, some surgical ...Read more

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What are mast cells in nostrils is that a tumor?

What are mast cells in nostrils is that a tumor?

No: Mast cells one of the normal cell types in nearly all tissue, usually around blood vessels. ...Read more

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What to do about bloody snot from only one nostril?

What to do about bloody snot from only one nostril?

Nose: Usually from dryness so hydration, humidifier at night, no nose picking and a saline nasal gel may help. Check it out with an ENT ...Read more

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When I breathe the air feels cold in my nostrils. Why?

Evaporative cooling: Wind over water causes evaporation which produces cooling. If your nose is very dry the effect is lessened. ...Read more

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Why is my left nostril half blocked? I need some advice.

Deviated septum: There are several possibilities. You could have a deviated cartilaginous septum, or a hypertrophic inferior turbinate, a large nasal polyp or some other mechanical mass. Consult an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there relationship between acidity and pluffy nostrils?

Yes: Patients with acid reflux have a much higher incidence of nasal congestion and post nasal drainage than those who don't. Most patients with both reflux and these symptoms will improve on antacids. Putting saline into distal esophagus does nothing to nose but installing acid makes the nose congested so there is a relationship. Consider bid antacid trial for at least a month as test. ...Read more

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Is having somethng like cold sores in the nostrils a bad sign?

Is having somethng like cold sores in the nostrils a bad sign?

No: Herpes simplex lesions can reoccur at any mucous membrane junction with skin. Lips and nostrils are the most common sites. It's just random where (or if) yours show up. ...Read more

Nostril (Definition)

Also called naris, is one of the 2 ...Read more