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Why is it always so hard for me to breath through one of my nostrals?

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 more

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What are the effects of only being able to breath through one nostril?

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

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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.

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

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One nostril has been stuffed (not always same one) for months. Haven't breathed through 2 nostrils I'm a while. Why? HIV? STDS?

One nostril has been stuffed (not always same one) for months. Haven't breathed through 2 nostrils I'm a while. Why? HIV? STDS?

No: This is more likely from hay fever than from HIV. Try nasal steroid. If not helpful after a week, see allergist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Go to doctor: I am concerned about nasal obstruction. Cannot tell if there is a blood clot there or displaced bone in nose. Child needs a good physical exam by doctor. If doc concerned doc will refer to ENT specialist. ...Read more

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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'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!

Septoplasty: if your surgery was very recent, you may still have some intranasal swelling. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon on your next postop visit. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: You might do better to get an air purifier to get rid of whatever allergens are bothering you at night. Also, take some Benedryl before bed or a Claritin (loratadine) in the morning. ...Read more