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Widening Nasal Cavities
Dfa--direct fluorescent antibody test--a rapid diagnostic test done in the lab that takes 1-2 days to screen for pertussis (whooping cough). While much faster than a culture, this test is not as reliable. A nasal swab is inserted gently into the nostrils toward the throat (posterior nasopharynx). Then fluorescently labeled antibodies are exposed to the sample ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Nasal sprays: Sometimes, prescription nasal sprays are useful. Talk with your peds or see an ent. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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.
Depends on stage: Nasal cavity cancers can be very dangerous. How they are treated is largely based on how extensive - what stage- it is. Commonly a combination of surgery and radiation is needed. Biopsy is needed for diagnosis and often c/t or pet scans are used to determine the extent of the cancer. ...Read more
Was eating rice yesterday then coughed and a grain got stuck in my nasal cavity. Wont leave despite fake sneezing. How to get rid of it? It’s irritating i feel it between my nose and throat.
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Hi there, the best thing you can do is go to your ENT doctor to get it out.
Anatomical question: The maxilla is the upper jaw and it projects superiorly into the major bone of the face at the side of the nose. I am not sure what you mean by its role but it is the source of the upper teeth and it covers the largest sinus of the face, the maxillary sinus. The maxilla is lateral to the nasal bones but the nasal septal cartilage is located in a ridge of the maxillary bone. I hope this helps. ...Read more
No.: Tmj problems don't cause chronic pain and pressure in the nasal cavity. More likely causes include allergies, a sinus infection, a deviated nasal septum or enlarged inferior turbinates. If it persists, your best bet is to seek evaluation and treatment by an allergist or an ENT doctor (otolaryngologist). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I feel like my right nasal cavity is blocked most of the time i can't breathe through my nose properly weekday can i do to fix it?
Get seen: Betting you hAve a deviated septum which is easy to fix, but let's be sure it is not something worse. ...Read more
Daily for 2 yrs I get an extremely thick clear mucus plug in the nasal cavity. It only happens on left side. I'm not ill at all. What causes this?
Small cut in nose on inner wall (nasal cavity), maybe from winter dryness - driplets of blood from a pinhead sized hole will not heal, please help.
I am requesting patient confidentiality. I have been snorting Ritalin for a few years and I believe I have damaged my nasal cavity. what should I do?
This is public site: Your issue would take an evaluation by an ENT professional to confirm or exclude your self diagnosis. With such evaluation could come a plan for treatment. This site is public and searchable, but your specifics are limited to age & gender. ...Read more
Only the left side of my nose hurts. Just the corner of it like the cartilage part, not the nasal cavity or any other part of my nose. I can feel that?
Foliculitis/ pimple: the front part of the nose there arr hairs and the area is exposed to trauma and infection , if the painful area is localized that is a good possibility, is the area is not localized it can be dryness and u can use nasal normal saline and for the pimple u can use over the counter anitbiotic good luck ...Read more
Could a very small nasal foreign body that pushed thru somewhere in the cavity cause endocarditis?
Question unclear: Anything that places bacteria in the bloodstream, particularly if the organism has a high pathogenic potential, creates a risk of endocarditis, but this often requires the presence of some pre-existing cardiac condition that creates a risk. It is doubtful that what you describe will cause endocarditis, but have no idea what "pushed thru somewhere in the cavity" means. Elucidate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to breathe through nose in summer, like nasal cavity is closing. RAST test normal for everything. Only occurs in summer.
? Vasomotor rhinitis: You want to see an ENT specialist/ an allergist for evaluation, good luck ...Read more
I started having pain on the inside of my nasal cavity. Hurts when i touch the area from the outside of my nose. No bleeding, obvious sores or bump.
Most likely staph: It is most likely a staph infection of the hair follicles inside your nose. You can get some Bacitracin ointment over-the-counter and rub it inside your nostril a few times a day over the next few days and it should get better. If not you should see an ENT doctor for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more
I think i may have got a PC of rice or something stuck in my nasal cavity (sinus?) a few days ago. Should this concern me? When would infection start?
Food particles can..: Hide in the nose for a long time but the nose reacts by producing mucous which helps to cleanse things. If you are not having excess or foul smelling drainage it may be gone (you may have swallowed in your sleep). If you are still concerned there are a number of saline irrigation devices you can try. If your still worried see your ent. ...Read more
Why do I get sinus infections all the time? Plus, I also get pollups. I had all 8 nasal cavities cleaned. This is ridiculous.
Nasal polyps recur: Anyone with a history of recurrent polyps and/or recurrent sinusitis needs to undergo allergy evaluation and testing. Sinus surgery with or without polypectomy is not a cure for sinus disease or nasal polyposis. Usually after surgery maintenance therapy with nasal anti-inflammatories like Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase alone or with antihistamines helps reduce frequency of infection or recurrence of polyps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can feel two balloon type objects in nasal cavity with my tongue. They are simlilar in size and one on each side. Wondering what may be.?
See an ENT.: May be several different things, but it doesn't sound normal. See an ear, nose & throat specialist (ENT) and find out for sure! they may be interfering with breathing, particularly when you sleep. This could be dangerous to your health and longevity and may be a very simple fix! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it serious if x-rays show the nasal sinus cavities completely opaque and I have very thick almost glue-like mucous that is hard to blow out?
Glue-like nasal mucu: It is not serious that the x-rays show complete opacification. This finding is not specific for diagnosis of a sinus infection. Primary therapy should focus on alleviating nasal inflammation and thinning and improving mucus flow. This includes a mucus thinner like guafenasin, saline nasal rinses, increasing hydration and use a nasal steroid like flonase. Managing allergy symptoms is critical. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It means that they found evidence that the bacteria that causes whooping cough was present in the nasal passages. This could mean you are a carrier of the disease (could infect others) or if you are having symptoms or repeated, serious cough, then you likely got infected by the pertussis bacteria ...Read more
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