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Why Is It Always So Hard For Me To Breath Through One Of My Nostrals
Broken Nose? Septum?: Difficulty breathing through just one nostril is often related to a broken nose and a deviated septum, the wall separating left and right nasal passages. If injured, a septum may shift to one side. A nose specialist can tell. The good news? It’s probably correctable. A routine 30-minute surgery to straightening the septum, improving air flow, has been done for over 100 years and is very popular. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sinusitis/ Headache: Deviated nasal septum or nasal polyp can block one nostril and can breath thru only one nostril this will cause headache, nasal twang or change in the voice sometimes and affects the ability to sing- reach high notes , sinusitis on the side where there is no air passage due to blocked sinus secretion. ...Read more
I have a nostril that has narrowed and am finding it hard to breath through that side. Haven't had any trauma to it that i can recall.
See an ENT : If this problem has gradually developed over months or years, then should see an ENT specialist for an evaluation with a nasal endoscopy. He can look inside your nose/nasal cavities and determine the problem, whether it's a polyp, ulcer, a mass, a large turbinate, a deviated septum or etc. ...Read more
I broke my nose when i was 6, however i wasn't taken to the doctor at the time. Now i can't breath through one nostril. Are there longterm problems?
Yes: May have deviated septum. I would suggest seeing ENT physician. ...Read more
One nostril has been stuffed (not always same one) for months. Haven't breathed through 2 nostrils I'm a while. Why? HIV? STDS?
Hi my left side nostril is always closed.I can't breath through that hole. I can't sleep on my right side because I can't breath. Only sleep on left.
Tried using a neti pot but saline won't go through left to right or right to left. I can breath through each nostril though. Tips?
Neti pots: are very useful but they take practice. For some people, a LOT of practice. Go to YouTube. They have several videos on how to use a Neti pot with demonstrations. Very helpful. ...Read more
My daughter is 9 years old and she had a fall which made one of her nostril blocked she is anble to breath from one side. What to do?
I've recently had a septoplasty it was my right nostril that i couldnt breath through that well and the left was fine, now its the complete opposite!
I'm curious to know if a humidifier or De humidifier will help me. I wake up every morning sneezing can't breath out one nostril all stuffy or pouring?
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