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My nose presses in a lot

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'...
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How does a breeze cause irritated nose and throat?

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 ...
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Difference between common cold and flu?

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 ...
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Difference between common cold and flu?

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....
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Are non-allergic, non-pathogenic rhinitis associated with fever?

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 ...
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Why do people get nosebleeds from overexerting themselves or when they're sick?

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 ...
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Breathing through one nostril

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. ...
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Why do people snore?

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. ...
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Have to constantly pick my nose in order to breathe normally

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 ...
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What is the coral-like structure in my nasal cavity?

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 ...
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How likely is intracranial thrombophlebitis after nasal hair removal and is there an increased risk for inhaling harmful substances?

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: ....
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Can a runny nose "Shoot Blanks"?

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 ...
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How effective is deviated septum surgical procedure?

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 ...
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My allergy-caused stuffy nose goes away when I exercise. Why?

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 ...
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pouring honey in nose for sinus infections

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 ...
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What's the correct way to sneeze?

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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pouring honey in nose for sinus infections

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 ...
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Permanent stuffy nose...?

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 ...
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Permanent stuffy nose...?

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, ...
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Cause and solution for - pain on right side of nose after blowing nose

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 ...
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Is breathing using the nose and diaphragm truly healthier?

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-...
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Is there any evidence that blowing your nose speeds recovery from a cold?

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 ...
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