Questions tagged [nose]

For questions pertaining to the organ used for inhalation, exhalation and olfaction.

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What is the risk of meningitis after nasal hair plucking?

I heard board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper) refer to a Nasolabial triangle as the "triangle of danger" on one of her tv show episodes. Re-reading the ...
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What are non-specific somatic sensory receptors in the nasal mucosa?

I am reading Oral Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment by Greenberg and Glick, Chapter 2 - Evaluation Of The Dental Patient: Diagnosis and Medical Risk Assessment. Under Cranial Nerve Examination, ...
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How likely is intracranial thrombophlebitis after nasal hair removal and is there an increased risk for inhaling harmful substances?

I've noticed that some barbers practice some nasal hair removal methods. One method they use involves applying a type of "warm wax" connected to a stick, in the nose, cooling it and when the wax is ...
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Can a runny nose “Shoot Blanks”?

Every time i have a runny nose I'm comforting myself by thinking "It's ok, the body is getting rid of pathogens now" But is that really the case ? does every 'drop' of nasal mucus contain pathogens ?
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Are non-allergic, non-pathogenic rhinitis associated with fever?

Among common causes of rhinitis are irritants weather changes infection (e.g. common cold) allergy (e.g. hay fever) One way to disentangle between infection and allergy in presence of rhinitis is by ...
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Is there an explanation to why my stuffy nose seemingly disappears when I cover my nose while breathing? [closed]

Ever since I was a kid, I noticed that whenever my nose was stuffy, breathing through my handkerchief seemed to instantly make me breathe normal again. It has happened each time without fail for years,...
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Have to constantly pick my nose in order to breathe normally

My nose gets clogged very frequently. I keep have to dig out boogers out of it. They stick to the inner and upper part of the nostrils. Sometimes it's small pieces. Sometimes it's one huge piece. ...
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What's the correct way to sneeze?

I know this sounds like a joke question (and while i'm sure it's funny) it's not a joke. I have always sneezed "weird" and many people can't tell the difference between my sneezes and coughs. I ...
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What are some of the risks associated with Septoplasty?

I was experiencing nasal blockage for years and I've basically tried everything imaginable. Nasal drainage, nasal sprays (both prescription strength and over the counter), pills, breath-rite etc...And ...
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What to use for sore nostrils?

I am using this at the moment : Country Comfort Herbal Savvy Comfrey, but I have read that oil based stuff can cause pneumonia. What to use then ?
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pouring honey in nose for sinus infections

I'm doing this, I was having a weird kind of pain between the eyes above the nose, and I thought to try and put honey in there, so I used q-tips dipped in honey, inserted them in the nose (1cm) and ...
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Is it true that our earlobes and noses elongate because of gravity — not necessareily cartilage growth?

I always thought and assumed it truth that earlobes and noses continued to grow because cartilage doesn't stop growing, but I've heard it's actually due to gravity. Which one is true? Or do both ...
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Solution for a sinus problem

I am a 30 year old lady. Some doctor told me that I have some problem in my nose bone and it may be a sinus. When I get cold my nose bone pain a lot while breathing and have watery eyes. Whenever I ...
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What is the substance that not all human are able to smell?

Some time ago I heard about the existence of a substance that some human are not able to smell. This means if they try to smell it, they don't "feel" any scent... like smelling pure water or pure air. ...
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Permanent stuffy nose…?

I've been to four ENT's and most just prescribe me medication and spend 5 minutes talking to me and leave. I've tried nasal sprays, pills, patches and no luck. My latest ENT doctor told me I had a ...
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How effective is deviated septum surgical procedure?

I got back from an ENT specialist yesterday due my nose always being blocked up. I've tried everything from patches, prescription bills, nasal sprays and nothing seemed to help! He prescribed me a ...
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Can nasal congestion cause fatigue..?

I have had nasal blockage for 10+ years. One nasal would be completely blocked up and the other open and vise versa. It's not allergies, cold/flu as I've tried any and all medications. Recently it has ...
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What is the coral-like structure in my nasal cavity?

Through rigorous training and deep meditation (AKA prolonged bouts of boredom) I have acquired the ability to maneuver my tongue into my nasal cavity. I can feel the back of my nostrils, and above ...
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What is an appropriate Neti Pot solution, and how does one adjust it for best results?

Many people use neti pots for sinus irrigation. Using them can reportedly help with infections, allergies, headaches, congestion, and other sinus-related issues. Small packets of chemical mixtures ...
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My allergy-caused stuffy nose goes away when I exercise. Why?

I'm currently dealing with my seasonal pollen allergies, and currently the right side of my nose is simultaneously blocked and runny. But when I start exercising, for example five situps, the blockage ...
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Cause and solution for - pain on right side of nose after blowing nose

I haven't found anything online related to this "condition" and at the moment it is driving me crazy. I have the flu, it is nothing serious except, many an occasion I have blown my nose and a "bubble ...
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Difference between common cold and flu?

What are the differences between flus and colds? I don't know about English, but in Spanish they confuse it very often when using words gripe and resfriado. Maybe it's not the case in English, but I ...
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Why do people get nosebleeds from overexerting themselves or when they're sick?

In many TV shows from medically-related to not, people get nosebleeds when they're working too hard or "deathly" ill. I'm wondering if this real or just dramatized. If it happens to be real, is it ...
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Is breathing using the nose and diaphragm truly healthier?

Searching for instructions on how to breathe properly one generally comes across the following: Breathe using the nose. Breathe using the diaphragm. Yet I have never seen these claims with reliable ...
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Possible causes of chronic nasal congestion and dry lips?

What could be the possible causes of chronic nasal congestion and dry lips? I have read that dry lips can be a result of breathing through one's mouth which can be directly linked to nasal congestion. ...
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Breathing through one nostril

For many years, I have observed that I breathe only through one nostril. What can be the reason for this? Is there any cure for this?
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Why do people snore?

I am 33 years old, and I have been told by my parents and my wife that I snore. My question is - what is the reason for snoring? Is it a symptom of bad health?
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Is there any evidence that blowing your nose speeds recovery from a cold?

It seems to be standard advice to blow your nose when congested from a cold, but is there any evidence that this actually helps, either with severity or duration of symptoms?
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Is smoke from oil lamp dangerous [closed]

There was a power outage recently in my flat, so I decided to light up some older oil lamp I found. I didn't notice that as the wick was probably too large, the lamp was smoking whole night. When I ...
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How does a breeze cause irritated nose and throat?

The question popped in my head as to how a breeze (let's say one from a ventilator or ACU) can cause irritation in certain respiratory systems (e.g. nose/throat). I haven't really found a suitable ...
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My nose presses in a lot

When I press in my nose, it goes from sticking out by 2.5 cm to just 0.5 cm: Why is this, and is it anything to worry about? (I am 12 in case that matters)