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Could you explain why do my nasal cavities feel swollen?

Could you explain why do my nasal cavities feel swollen?

Membrane inflamed: Your nasal cavities are lined with mucosal membranes that can swell and give you a congested feeling. Typically caused by seasonal illness or allergies, there are non-prescription meds you can use to help the symptoms. If you aren't sick, allergy testing may help you understand the cause of the swelling.

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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What can be done for swollen nasal cavities in a child?

What can be done for swollen nasal cavities in a child?

Nasal sprays: Sometimes, prescription nasal sprays are useful. Talk with your peds or see an ent.

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What provents food from entering your nasal cavity?

What provents food from entering your nasal cavity?

Swallowing: Greetings. The contraction actions of all the muscles involved in swallowing will propel the food into the throat. The hard and soft palate slant downward and the uvula causes the food to be directed into the hypo pharynx. So muscles and anatomy makes the food go down not up.

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Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

Yes, several: There are many different benign and malignant tumors of the nasal cavity/nasopharynx, though outside of common polyps, they are relatively rare. Diagnosis is usually made by a biopsy through a scope (usually by an ENT surgeon in the us). Some can be quite serious. If you are worried, a visit to your doctor is in order.

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What are the functions of the nasal cavity?

What are the functions of the nasal cavity?

The filter air: The function of the nasal cavity is to warm, moisturize, and filter air.

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What is a nasal cavity? Is it serious and how can I treat it?

What is a nasal cavity? Is it serious and how can I treat it?

Space in nose: Not a problem. It refers to the space in and behind your nose. Cavity means a space. Nasal refers to nose. No treatment needed -- of course, sometimes it requires blowing :-).

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What are symptoms for cancer of the nasal cavity?

Variable: Symptoms are often due to nasal blockage from tumor mass, bleeding or pain as well as rhinitis/sinusitis can occur.

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What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

Biopsy/histoath.: The diagnosis of this cancer is often made by lymph node biopsy, since the nasopharyngeal cancer ofthen presents with lymph node involvement. Otherwise, the patient will typically undergo a needle biopsy of this lesion, and when histopathologic information is available, a multidisciplinary discussion of the optimal treatment strategy will be undertaken.

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Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose.

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Is it a problem that I can reach my nasal cavity with my tongue?

No: A large tongue may cause diastema in anterior teeth or worsen the open bite problem. If you just can reach the nasal cavity with a normal tongue size (and I think your tongue is normal since large tongue usually does not reach out that far), it is not a problem.

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What is the definition or description of: Cancer of the nasal cavity?

What is the definition or description of: Cancer of the nasal cavity?

Biopsy: When there is a growing mass in nasal cavity, should have biopsy to confirm malignancy then should be treated.

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I have a very bad nasal odor and my nasal cavity forms squamous material. What shall I do?

I have a very bad nasal odor and my nasal cavity forms squamous material. What shall I do?

Halitosis: Practice good hygeine Inhale water vapour Use humidifier MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE GUM DISEASE Make sure you don't have dry mouth- Xerostomia If you have sinus infection get treated for it.

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What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

Uncommon: These are uncommon cancers. They might be related to smoke or other exposures, but are not typical sites of cancer. There are about 2000 cases yearly in the us. I think that no smoking is the best advice. If you have some symptoms that worry you see your doctor. Is is likely to be something else.

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Tinnitus causes? Not sure if it is a coincidence, but the right side of my nasal cavity is a bit stuffed up the last 3 days.

Tinnitus causes? Not sure if it is a coincidence, but the right side of my nasal cavity is a bit stuffed up the last 3 days.

It's a coincidence: Tinnitus has several possible causes. If you're concerned, you should look up the differential diagnosis. In the absence of symptoms or signs referable to adjacent cranial nerves, I would be most concerned about hearing loss. A primary care doc can do a quick & dirty in-office hearing test or, if (s)he thinks it's indicated, can refer you for an audiogram & also possibly an electronystagmogram.

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I broke my nose, my nasal cavity is runny and feels like it is on fire. I got it reset 5 days ago, and im using my meds what should I do?

I broke my nose, my nasal cavity is runny and feels like it is on fire. I got it reset 5 days ago, and im using my meds what should I do?

Otolaryngologist: An ear, nose and throat specialist is best qualified to advise you on this problem. If you haven't seen one yet, I recommend that you make an appointment with one soon.

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Yesterday I had some food stuck in my nasal cavity. I thought it was gone, but at 3 am my sinus burns and I can feel something there. Help?

Yesterday I had some food stuck in my nasal cavity. I thought it was gone, but at 3 am my sinus burns and I can feel something there. Help?

See a doc: A healthcare professional needs to look up your nose and see if there's any retained food products that can be manually removed. Also, you may have developed an infection of sinuses. Either case, see a doc.

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If someone was to snort up the nasal cavity Vicks vapor rub what would be the effects of this to the body. I think a friend is doing this and before I confront her I want more ionfo about how it can hurt your body or if it will.

If someone was to snort up the nasal cavity Vicks vapor rub what would be the effects of this to the body. I think a friend is doing this and before I confront her I want more ionfo about how it can hurt your body or if it will.

Your: Your friend is lucky to have someone who is concerned about her health and well being. After some research into the subject, the two main harmful effects of doing this are respiratory (lung) and GI (stomach) issues. The respiratory concerns are impaired breathing which can lead to respiratory distress and even pneumonia, both of which can be deadly. The GI issues are mainly vomiting and abdominal pain, and esophagitis. I hope your friend stops this behavior afte rlearning of the harmful side effects; if not please encourage her to seek help. Take care.

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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