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Nostril (Definition)

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


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What does it mean if my baby grunts when she breaths and her nostrils are flared?

What does it mean if my baby grunts when she breaths and her nostrils are flared?

Medical Emergency: Nasal flaring and grunting are signs of respiratory distress and should always be taken seriously. Immediate medical attention is required. ...Read more

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What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

Smell: Could you please expand on your question and give more information, so we can help you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my nostril is red and hurts?

Inflammation: It means inflammation Could be a number of causes. If it persists, see your MD or an ENT doc. ...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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My baby 8 weeks old I've noticed few times this past 2 days she's flaring her nostrils especially during feeding does she have a problem?

My baby 8 weeks old I've noticed few times this past 2 days she's flaring her nostrils especially during feeding does she have a problem?

See your doctor : If this happens only intermittently you can watch and see if it goes away in a few days. If this is happening every times she eats I would be concerned why she is having difficulty eating and breathing at the same time. ...Read more

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Blood keeps coming out of my right nostril, it comes and goes but it happens quite frequently. What does the bleeding mean?

Several causes: Epistaxis, or nasal bleeding, can have several causes, many of which are very minor. Consult an ENT specialist and he or she can define the problem and resolve it. ...Read more

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I blew my nose and there was blood only from one nostril and it was quite a bit of blood. What does that mean?

I blew my nose and there was blood only from one nostril and it was quite a bit of blood. What does that mean?

Superficial vessels: When the lining in a nostril becomes dry,inflamed or thinned superficial vessels can bleed either spontaneously or with the pressure of rapid airflow over the nasal lining. In your case, the lining of your nostril was effected in one of the ways mentioned and you probably blew too hard and a vessel leaked. Blow gently, use nasal saline gel if dry,antibiotic ointment if infection,check with MD. ...Read more

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My 17 month old and 5 month old both woke up this am w dried blood in their rt nostril no other symptoms does that mean its dry in the house?

My 17 month old and 5 month old both woke up this am w dried blood in their rt nostril no other symptoms does that mean its dry in the house?

Nosebleed: The most common reason for bleeding in children is direct trauma (nose picking). Dryness can also be a cause, but i would lean towards a scratch inside the nose causing the blood. As long as it is not dripping out, i wouldn't do anything except maybe a little ointment at the opening of the nostrils a few times a day. ...Read more

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This morning i had clear bright dark yellow liquid (watery) come out of my right nostril. What does this mean?

This morning i had clear bright dark yellow liquid (watery) come out of my right nostril.  What does this mean?

Inflammation: You most likely have a viral or bacterial sinus infection. Try simple things first like an over the counter saline sinus rinse. If your symptoms last more than 10 days or if you have significant pain or fever, it might be time for some antibiotics. ...Read more