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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
Get evaluation: Prolonged blockage of a nostril is usually caused by either a deviated septum or an enlarged inferior turbinate. However, other causes can include polyps or tumors. A nasal steroid spray can help reduce swelling from allergies. A nasal decongestant help with blockage from a cold. ...Read more
I only breathe through one nostril. The other is at least partial blocked. At times, it opens up. What could be the cause?
Can't breathe through one nostril? My left nostril is fine, whereas my right nostril barely passes any air at all if any. I've had this all my life.
Nasal Airway : Hello, it sounds like you may have either a deviated septum, turbinate hypertrophy or possibly nasal polyps. A visit to your ENT physician will provide you with a detailed examination of your intranasal anatomy and develop a possible treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more
Assuming...: Assuming that you can't now, it may be due to airway obstruction from your septum, turbinates, polyps, other causes. There are surgical procedures to improve this for you. See an ENT to see what can be done. ...Read more
Both: If there is no congestion or a deviated septum, you should always be able to breath through both nostrils. ...Read more
Some years now, almost every night, when I lie in bed i almost immediately have difficulty to breathe through the nostrils, what should I do?
See below: Your nasal obstruction or congestion can be due to many issues and it is recommended you have it evaluated by an ENT or sleep medicine specialist, as it can impact your sleep quality. Depending on the diagnosis, it can be treated accordingly. Hope that answers your question! ...Read more
Will I be able to breathe through my nostrils with oxymetazoline, if I've been stuffed with allergies?
Probably: This is a nasal decongestant so most people with congestion whatever the reason, experience some benefit. The problem is that you became reliant on this decongestant effect and if you try to quit you can get "rebound" with even more congestion. I really try to have my patients avoid otc nasal decongestants and if they really insist, use for at most 3 days. ...Read more
Nose block: Breathe right nasal strips help for occasional blockage. Can be found at local drug store. ...Read more
I suffer with a blocked nose. I've noticed that on a good day I can breathe through one nostril only. What can I do about this?
See ENT doctor:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, preferably an ENT specialist.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can't breathe through left nostril, big bump inside closes my passage way, when I use steam it opens but occurs again, please help. Can't sleep?
You need to see : An ENT specialist to diagnosis and fix this. ...Read more
I can only breathe through one nostril at a time (deviated septum?). Do I need a rhinoseptoplasty?
Septal deviation: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Just had a Septoplasty on 7/23 with Submucosal Resection, was able to breathe in through nostril 1 day post-op; as of 2 hours ago feels unable to breathe in through the nostrils at all. Is this a cause for concern?
One nostril has been stuffed (not always same one) for months. Haven't breathed through 2 nostrils I'm a while. Why? HIV? STDS?
Nasal obstruction: You likely have something narrowing or partially blocking the left side, which could be a deviated septum, enlargement of the nasal turbinates, polyps, or other problems. You probably rely on breathing through your right side, so when you lay on the right, it gets more congested, thus you can't breathe through either nostril well. See an otolaryngologist for exam. ...Read more
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
Breathing: See ENT for nasal exam. Could be deviated septum, polyps, mass, enlarged turbinates to name a few. ...Read more
Deviated Nasal Septu: When the septum between the nostril is deviated on left side, that side has narrower nostril and, makes it harder to breath, this could be conjenital vs. Traumatic. If there is nasal polyp growing in left nostril, then also there is difficulty in breathing from left nostril. ...Read more
Can only breathe out of my right nostril. My left side is clear but can't breathe out of left nostril. What do u recommend?
Blocked nostril: You need to see your primary care physician who can do a preliminary check up and refer you to an ENT specialist. ...Read more
How do I know if I have a deviated septum? A friend of mine told me 70% of people suffer from it and are completely unaware. Your friend is quite correct, though I am not sure about the accuracy of that statistic. Close one nostril and breathe through the
Very few people have a perfectly straight septum. Most, like you mention, have no symptoms from this as the deviation is often quite subtle. For those with symptoms of chronic congestion or frequent sinus infections, improving the septum position can help tremendously.
Septoplasty surgery itself is usually quite straightforward and takes about 30 minutes or so to complete in the operating room. ...Read more
I broke my nose two years ago. Can't breathe well from left nostril. Can It be fixed.do most insurances cover the procedure. ......
Having septoplasty/sinus surgery in 3 days. I'm 4th day into vicious head cold. Cant breathe out of either nostril. Should surgery be postponed?
Would a limited ability to breathe through your right nostril cause your right eye to sag??? Are they both connected???
Nose: Probably not related but this is something you need to check out asap ...Read more