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I can't flare my nostrils. Is this normal?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are several muscle movements that are normally involuntary but can eventually be learned as a voluntary movement (tongue rolling, ear wiggling, nostril flaring).
Some of them, like tongue rolling, are genetic and you may not ever learn to do them. It's not abnormal to not be able to voluntarily do these things.

In brief: Yes

There are several muscle movements that are normally involuntary but can eventually be learned as a voluntary movement (tongue rolling, ear wiggling, nostril flaring).
Some of them, like tongue rolling, are genetic and you may not ever learn to do them. It's not abnormal to not be able to voluntarily do these things.
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