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For the last few years, one of my nostrils is always blocked, but they switch back and forth. It's not always the same one. How can I cure it?
Normal nostrils: The nose has bony ridges inside each nostril called turbinates that swell as a result of normal blood flow patterns. Turbinates help humidify the air you breath. The swelling alternates from left to right on a normal cycle (every few hours typically). It usually does not require treatment unless you also suffer from allergies or chronic sinus problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pretty hard to say: with this paucity of information. ENT evaluation may provide you with the answer. Take care. ...Read more
Since my right nostril is making crust in and around and i don't know why, i just want to know is it ok to remove it when it's not too painful?
Many: Dry nose and scabbing can be due to excessive picking at nose, allergies, bacterial infections, and others. Avoid picking the nose, use saline nasal sprays, humidification, a small amount of vaseline in the nose and consider the use of intranasal antibiotics. You may need to see your pcp or ENT for evaluation. Humidification, humidification, humidification is the answer. Lots of saline spray! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One my nostril blows slightly less air than the other is it something dangerous or is it normal because never noticed it before?
Nasal airflow : If you have a new change in nasal airflow that was not there before, and you aren't sick or recently injured in the nose, you may want to see an ENT to check your nose. The normal nasal cycle alternates blood flow from left to right over a 90 min cycle. This frequently causes intermittent, alternating congestion most noticeable when you have a cold or if you have nasal swelling. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.?
Allergy: Almost always swollen pale nasal turbinates of allergys , not just mucus. ...Read more
Neti pots can : reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. ...Read more
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