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

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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Sometimes I have a random pain in my left nostril, like the inside feels like it's being twisted. It happens randomly and i'm not sure what it is.?

Sometimes I have a random pain in my left nostril, like the inside feels like it's being twisted. It happens randomly and i'm not sure what it is.?

Nasal pain: A common cause of pain in the hair bearing area of the nostril is infection and it is call nasal vestibulitis. You should see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I just blew my left nostril and saw a brown streak in the middle. The color was clear around it. I was coughing for the past week, but getting better?

I just blew my left nostril and saw a brown streak in the middle. The color was clear around it. I was coughing for the past week, but getting better?

Old blood: Hard to say for sure. Likely old blood from your coughing. If it persists, or you have any other symptoms (pain, swelling, etc), see an ENT doc for examiation. ...Read more

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Reasons why left nostril is itchy?

Reasons why left nostril is itchy?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My left nostril is always swollen inside?

My left nostril is always swollen inside?

Have it evaluated: You should have your physician examine the area to rule out a medical condition that can be treated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad pain in my left nostril?

Nasal vestibulitis: Sores and crustings inside the nares are common, see an ENT doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a white patch inside my left nostril? Is this normal?

I have a white patch inside my left nostril? Is this normal?

DEPENDS: Most commonly these are apthous ulcers, the medical term for the white erosions people often get in their gums /inside their lips. This can happen in the nasal mucosa as well. Depending on your habits, or the humidity conditions or the status of your immune system it could be serious or something that will resolve with time.See your dr. And give your history so that you can get a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left nostril near opening feels like its vibrating or tingling on and off. Why?

Left nostril near opening feels like its vibrating or tingling on and off. Why?

Benign fasciculation: Fasciculation is the medical term for twitching, which is quite common, often of the small muscles in the face: eyelid, tongue, nostril. The cause or why it comes and goes is not really known. VERY rarely, it is associated with a true neurologic disease. Sometimes allergies can cause this sensation in the nostril. Safe to watch a few days, but if persists, see doc for appropriate eval/tests. ...Read more

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I m not able to breathe through my left nostril from past 3 years .... Any suggestions?

Polyp: There are many possibilities. One of them being a nasal polyp. Some people also have a deviated septum. I would seek advice from an ENT if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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