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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Nostril Flaring

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Nostril (Definition)

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


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What can cause scabs and sores in nostril?

What can cause scabs and sores in nostril?

Infection/dryness: This may be due to an infection in the nasal vestibule, where hair is located, or may also be due to dryness. Best to see your otolaryngologist fof exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have bleeding only from left nostril occasionally , what would cause it? Should i really be concern? Thanks

Little's area: There is a small area of blood vessel confluence in the nostril that is prone to bleeding and usually affects only one side. If it becomes troublesome you should see an ENT specialist to have it cauterized. Dryness is a common trigger. You may use a very small amount of moisturizer in the nostril. Be careful to not use more than a little as it can get into your lungs and cause trouble. ...Read more

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My nostrils are constant bleeding for 4 months now, as to my left nostril feels indented inside.What could cause this.

My nostrils are constant bleeding for 4 months now, as to my left nostril feels indented inside.What could cause this.

Probably dryness: Most likely the inside of your nose is dry assuming you're not using any intranasal medications. In some patients dryness creates an inflammatory condition so there is also congestion. Suggest saline to cleanse any mucous or crusts then sesame oil 3-4 drops each nostril if not, allergic to sesame. Do this 2-4 times daily. Compounding pharmacy might be able to get pharmaceutical grade oil- smells ok. ...Read more

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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

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I only breathe through one nostril. The other is at least partial blocked. At times it opens up. What could be the cause?

I only breathe through one nostril. The other is at least partial blocked. At times it opens up. What could be the cause?

Rhinitis: Inflammation of the membranes inside the nose can cause alternating or temporary nasal obstruction. This can be caused by allergies and other causes . See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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Wondering if after having mrsa can it cause other problems years later? Ive had mrsa several times plus was found double colonized in both nostrils..

Wondering if after having mrsa can it cause other problems years later? Ive had mrsa several times plus was found double colonized in both nostrils..

Yes and No: Many people are "carriers" for MRSA and never develop symptoms. However, you are at risk for developing a serious infection with cuts, trauma, etc. Get prompt attention if you develop a cut, etc. ...Read more

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What causes liquid to come out of nostril when drinking?

Depends: Well it could just be mucous from a runny nose, or it could be the actual fluid you are drinking. Your sinuses are connected so when you are drinknig if you snort or something then the fluid you are drinking can come out of your nostril. ...Read more