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What does it mean if my baby grunts when she breaths and her nostrils are flared?

What does it mean if my baby grunts when she breaths and her nostrils are flared?

Medical Emergency: Nasal flaring and grunting are signs of respiratory distress and should always be taken seriously. Immediate medical attention is required. ...Read more

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Nostril (Definition)

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


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My daughter is 9 years old and she had a fall which made one of her nostril blocked she is anble to breath from one side. What to do?

My daughter is 9 years old and she had a fall which made one of her nostril blocked she is anble to breath from one side. What to do?

Go to doctor: I am concerned about nasal obstruction. Cannot tell if there is a blood clot there or displaced bone in nose. Child needs a good physical exam by doctor. If doc concerned doc will refer to ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I've recently had a septoplasty it was my right nostril that i couldnt breath through that well and the left was fine, now its the complete opposite!

I've recently had a septoplasty it was my right nostril that i couldnt breath through that well and the left was fine, now its the complete opposite!

Septoplasty: if your surgery was very recent, you may still have some intranasal swelling. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon on your next postop visit. ...Read more

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My right nostril i cannot breath out of for about 2 months now sometimes it switches sides but there's no mucus & no pain. What can I do to open it up?

My right nostril i cannot breath out of for about 2 months now sometimes it switches sides but there's no mucus & no pain. What can I do to open it up?

Swollen tissue: Nasal obstruction that comes and goes but can't be blown out as mucus is typically swollen tissue. The swelling may be from several causes, most commonly allergy. Other reasons include infection, overuse of decongestant sprays or even metabolic causes like thyroid disease. If the symptoms don't respond to simple over-the-counter allergy medicines then its best to see an ENT doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What are the effects of only being able to breath through one nostril?

Sinusitis/ Headache: Deviated nasal septum or nasal polyp can block one nostril and can breath thru only one nostril this will cause headache, nasal twang or change in the voice sometimes and affects the ability to sing- reach high notes , sinusitis on the side where there is no air passage due to blocked sinus secretion. ...Read more

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Tried using a neti pot but saline won't go through left to right or right to left. I can breath through each nostril though. Tips?

Tried using a neti pot but saline won't go through left to right or right to left. I can breath through each nostril though. Tips?

Neti pots: are very useful but they take practice. For some people, a LOT of practice. Go to YouTube. They have several videos on how to use a Neti pot with demonstrations. Very helpful. ...Read more

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I have a nostril that has narrowed and am finding it hard to breath through that side. Haven't had any trauma to it that i can recall.

I have a nostril that has narrowed and am finding it hard to breath through that side. Haven't had any trauma to it that i can recall.

See an ENT : If this problem has gradually developed over months or years, then should see an ENT specialist for an evaluation with a nasal endoscopy. He can look inside your nose/nasal cavities and determine the problem, whether it's a polyp, ulcer, a mass, a large turbinate, a deviated septum or etc. ...Read more

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Cant breath well into my right nostril. Had a surgery for it but the surgical structure collapsed and now it feels even more blocked. What can I do?

My suggestion: Return to your surgeon or find a surgeon confident and experienced in revision nasal surgery. The nasal framework can always be rebuilt, unless there is signficant injury to the overlying skin. Make certain that the surgeon examines all the possible causes of nasal obstruction - deviated septum, crooked nose, aging/collapsing nasal cartilages, & poor tip support. In the meantime, try a nasal strip. ...Read more

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Isn't Vaseline inside your nostrils bad for you to breath in even though am using a qtip and water on the qtip before applying the Vaseline

Isn't Vaseline inside your nostrils bad for you to breath in even though am using a qtip and water on the qtip before applying the Vaseline

Nose: Vaseline is an emollient and acts as a barrier. I assume you have a sore or scab inside your nostril that you are treating. Just apply the vaseline to the inner lining of the nostril. Do not place a large amount directly in the nasal passage as that will obstruct your breathing ...Read more