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Nostril (Definition)

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


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What is a hard white spot in side nostril?

What is a hard white spot in side nostril?

Probably cartilage: Most likely it's a small amount of cartilage which is otherwise normal and nothing to be concerned about. If it bothers you you should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Cartilage growing outside skin in nostril, should I be concerned?

Cartilage growing outside skin in nostril, should I be concerned?

Cartilage in nose: Greetings. The cartilage is probably an asymmetric anatomical deformity. Probably of little to no significance except for cosmetic reasons. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Somehow I've developed a annoying habit of sniffling hard thro my nostrils. I do it more when stressed it seems, how to stop.

Somehow I've developed a annoying habit of sniffling hard thro my nostrils. I do it more when stressed it seems, how to stop.

Pursed Lip Breathing: Annoying habits can be broken by countering with other actions where you have to decide which one to choose. If you pursed lip breathe, it might help you with your breathing, and you can only choose to breath through your nose or through your mouth. After you develop the habit of pursed lip breathing, if you don't like it feel free to ask again,, we can help you change it. ...Read more

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I have a small white hard lump in my right nostril ?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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How can I cure the red dry itchy bumpy skin on my cheeks around my nostrils?

Red rash around nose: Dry, red, itchy rash around nose could be seborrheic dermatitis or perioral dermatitis. They are treated differently. Topical steroid creams that help seborrheic dermatitis would make perioral dermatitis significantly worse. Heavy moisturizers can make perioral dermatitis worse too. It is usually treated with topical rosacea meds and oral antibiotics. Please see dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Always have white hard bumps on septum with recurrent sores that are painful. Both nostrils, though left is worse. What could this be?

Sores in Nose: The white hard bumps could be milia which are superficial cysts under the skin. Sores in the nose are usually caused be a bacteria called staph. Prescription topical Mupirocin applied inside the nose is helpful for this skin condition. ...Read more