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Your nose is impressively compressible! However, if you don't have any other problems, there's nothing wrong with that. You're young, and have less bone and more cartilage in your nose relative to it's size than adults have. If you find and press the noses of other kids your age, then do so with adults, you'll notice a significant difference between the ...


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It does so by drying out your mucous membranes. Air moving over your face as you sleep is going to have more of a drying effect on your nose, sinuses, and throat than still air. This is especially true when the air is dry, such as in winter or when the air is from an air conditioning unit. The reason the membranes inside your upper respiratory tract are ...


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Symptoms, in short: Common cold: blocked nose, yellow/green mucus, scratchy throat lasting for 7-14 days (usually no headache, fever or fatigue), year round Hay fever (allergy to pollens): runny nose (not really blocked), clear mucus, itchy eyes, lasting for several weeks, mainly in spring (usually no headache, fever or fatigue) Flu (seasonal influenza): ...


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In general a cold (usually rhinovirus), Influenza, or even a bacterial infection can have quite similar symptoms. If contracted through airborne particles, they primarily affect the respiratory system. Mucus, sneezing, fever, are all signs that the body is fighting an infection, as is fatigue as the body diverts resources to the immune system. Essentially, ...


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Common cold, which is an acute viral infection of the nose, is rarely associated with fever in adults (Canadian Medical Association Journal ; DPHHS Montana). Allergic rhinitis does not usually cause fever; it's not mentioned as a symptoms on major clinical websites (Emedicine ; Mayo Clinic ; MedlinePlus). News In Health says allergic rhinitis "never" causes ...


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Blood vessels do pop or rupture at times, causing a nosebleed. So what exactly in the sick and stressed cause them to have more nosebleeds? In regards to the sick, medicines that cause you to bleed more easily, including aspirin and anticoagulants such as warfarin and heparin will tend to cause higher rates of nosebleeds. (1) Now with regards to stress, ...


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This question already has a longer answer on our sister site, Biology Stackexchange. In summary, this is normal. I will quote from the answer of Mike Taylor. The complete answer is a bit longer. This is natural phenomenon called the nasal cycle. It is discussed in this paper by Telles et al. (1994), among many others. The nostrils are used on an ...


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As explained here [1], it is the price we've paid for our ability to speak: Obstructive sleep apnea is an anatomic illness caused by evolutionary changes in the human upper respiratory tract. These changes include shortening of the maxillary, ethmoid, palatal and mandibular bones, acute oral cavity-skull base angulation, pharyngeal collapse with anterior ...


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You may see improvement by using a saline spray several times a day. Don't pick, as picking will favor the formation of crusts. You'll need to find some alternate things to fidget with for the duration, and on a temporary basis you may need to put some bandaids across the nostrils to deter the habit. The following is taken from http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/...


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The structure you are searching for is called nasal conchae. They are bone lamellae coated with mucosal tissue and their main purpuse is the augmentation of the surface of the nasal cavity, with the task To clean, warm and moisturize the inhaled air. It's unlikely that you will be able to damage it with your toungue.


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1) How likely is intracranial thrombophlebitis after nasal hair removal? Cavernous sinus thrombosis (Stat Pearls, 2019) after nasal hair removal (or from any cause) seems to be rare but possible: ...annual incidence of cavernous sinus thrombosis might be approximately 0.2 to 1.6 per 100,000 per year. Cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is a rare, ...


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Nasal mucus is made out of " It is a viscous colloid containing inorganic salts, antimicrobial enzymes (such as lysozymes), immunoglobulins, and glycoproteins such as lactoferrin", writes the author of the wiki page of "mucus", citing https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12037568. Glycoproteins are proteins linked by polysaccharides (complex sugars) https://...


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According to the article How is deviated nasal septum related to cold: By looking at the information above you could think that the connection between nasal septum deviation and chronic sinusitis is clear. This literary review however states that the correlation between a deviated nasal septum and having chronic sinusitis is still unclear. So it looks ...


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Apparently exercise causes your nasal membranes to constrict helping you breathe easier. After you exercise the effects wear off and the symptoms return. Membranes in the nose have an abundant supply of arteries, veins, and capillaries, which have the ability to expand and constrict. Normally these blood vessels are in a half-constricted or half-open ...


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Actually I claim being the first one - about 30 years ago when I was a teenager I had the idea to cure my sinus infection by honey. Tried once, had similar burning result as you did, and an allergic reaction on top of it (heard of pollen allergy? - thats what honey is full of). Concluded as a failed experiment. From evolutionary perspective I do not see how ...


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Whatever you do, make sure you cover your mouth with e.g. the inside of your elbow. Spreading bugs is a) bad, and b) impolite. See this CDC webpage for more information.


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For nasty sinus infections, which are generally bacterial, "fighting the bacteria with lots of sugar" seems like a very bad idea to me. Viral sinusitis generally resolves within a few days - it's very difficult to demonstrate that any home remedy speeds up healing in such a short window. That said, honey has been demonstrated to be somewhat anesthetizing ...


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To answer your question: yes, adults can receive surgery for a deviated septum. All surgeries have recovery time and the potential for complications, and this one does not resolve symptoms 100% of the time. Thus, good doctors will want to be sure you've made good, solid tries on everything else first. To explore surgery as an option, the following will help:...


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I remember adolescents getting nose jobs for their deviated septums. I am surprised that all the doctors did not mention the deviated septum. Have you explored the realm of allergies? I had been, most of my life, getting head colds in which I could not breathe. My nose also got stuffy frequently. I took antihistamines and decongestants and whatever I ...


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It sounds like as you say air is being forced under pressure into one of the paranasal sinuses and being trapped by a one way valve similar to pneumosinus dilatans. But in your case the valve breaks down and lets the air release. Perhaps you shouldn't blow so hard, or try blowing one nostril at a time so that the pressure isn't so great.


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just a short answer, since no-one has responded yet: Diaphragm Except from deepening your breath by expanding the volume of the lungs down towards the belly, the diaphragm is also involved in non-respiratory functions, helping to expel vomit, feces, and urine from the body by increasing intra-abdominal pressure, and preventing acid reflux by exerting ...


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In my experience keeping your nose blown (or even rinsed out) prevents a secondary infection in your throat. Whatever you don't blow out of your nose dribbles down the back of your throat and bacteria get happy there and give you a sore throat. This is technically a different second infection but most people will treat it as a single long cold that "moved ...


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