Nostril

What is Nostril?

A nostril is simply an opening at either end of the nasal cavity. They allow air to move through the nasal cavity, in either direction, during breathing.

Questions and answers on "Nostril"

Left eye and nostril keep running

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
nasolacrimalduct obstruction allergy nostril.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing to HCM.

It can be allergy, but in that case it should be bilateral. For eye it appears to be, obstruction of nasolacrimal duct. Punctum dilatation and syringing may be done and repeated 3to4...

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I started with a sore left nostril then clear fluid on outside crease. Now sore on inside fluid oozing then turns yellow. Some swelling.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Needs supportive care, antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Sore left nostril with yellowish discharge looks like infection of the nostrils and staphylococci are very common in this area. You may need some antibiotic...

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I've been experiencing hard, large greenish red discharge from my right nostril for abourt a year now. I now have sores in the right nostril and out side of it also. What is this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Right rhinosinusitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,
I have gone through your query; it suggests that you may be suffering from the right sinusitis. But to rule out other disease you may go for
1. Nasal endoscopy.
2. Computed tomography of Paranasal sinuses and
3. Biopsy if needed.

You may...

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Upper lip and nose is swollen hugely overnight, 65 years old.



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Brief Answer:
folliculitis of the left nostril hairs

Detailed Answer:
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The possible cause of your swollen upper lip and nose is folliculitis of the left nostril hairs which has resulted in infection of the subcutaneous tissues with swelling and tenderness of the nose and the upper lip.

I will...

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Hello doctor,

We have a 19 days old newborn. He is suffering from cold i think since he sneezes at regular intervals and it looks like his nose is blocked which we can observing when he is feeding while his mom is nursing him. We can hear wheezing sound during breastfeeding.

The pediatrics have given "Nasoclear" (Saline nasal spray) and asked us to put a drop in each nostril before feeding him. We are doing this but there is no improvement.

Please let us know if there is anything else we should be doing?

Thanks,
xxx XXXXXXX x

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Try bulb sucker

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.

I understand that your newborn baby is sneezing a lot and suffering from stuffiness even after using the mentioned drops.

Do not worry. At this age, this is very common.
My suggestions:

1. Use bulb sucker ( deflate fully...

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Hi I have been to an ENT clinic today for a repeat "scope" - something thin was pushed up each nostril. I had previously had a pituitary MRI scan which showed a squashed Pituitary. The doctor now wants to do a biopsy of the adenoid pad. Is this a cause to worry about e.g. cancer. What does this all mean for me. What symptoms should I look out for..

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Biopsy helps in making diagnosis

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX thanks for asking from HCM.


I can understand your concern. The doctor's advise to biopsy the adenoids could be due to many reasons like

: Some mass lesion due to chronic infection e.g. fungal
: Bengin tumor
: Nasal polyp
:...

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Hello Doctor,
I have a persistent nasal block in the left nostril. Not sure what's it about.
I have been taking telekast-L and flutiflo nasal spray.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It could be because of nasal allergy.

Detailed Answer:

Hello XXXXXXX

The nasal block could be because of allergy and that`s why you have been prescribed telecast L and flutiflo. You should continue these esp now when the pollution is so high and winters setting in with rising...

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I have had a bad cold. The sinus congestion is improving but there are strange air popping and wheezing sounds coming from my sinuses that are so annoying!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Information

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

These symptoms might go on for a little while longer because there is still some increased mucus in your sinuses. As air passes, it makes noise.

You can try a steroid nasal spray such as Flonase, which is sold over the counter. Steroid nasal...

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Hello I have nose bleed only on the right side and only when I am lying down during sleep and sometimes in the morning after a shower and blow my nose. Do not have any problems when standing or sitting . during the day. I can also exercise ,play golf or work during the day without any bleeding. It is always on the right nostril. Have been taking one low dose aspirin a day and doctor says to just take one every other day. I tried packing my right nostril while sleeping doctor said not to do that. Why is my nostril bleeding and how can I stop it while lying down when it starts bleeding. Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Epistaxis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
Epistaxis or nose bleed only from one nostril is usually due to a septal spur or a mass inside the nostril or some infection.
Get a CT paranasal sinuses done. Also get bleeding profile and...

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I have irritation at the corners of my mouth. I also have the sensation that saliva is creeping into the corners of my mouth. However, I am not aware of any increased saliva. I also have a small fleshy growth in one nostril. I read about that and think that the growth may be caused my my allergies. I have constant post nasal drip which I do not treat.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Irritated oral mucosa related to nostril growth & post nasal drip

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns.

1. Irritation on the side of your mouth is due to local/oral inflammation. Please send a photo of the affected...

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Recent questions on  Nostril

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Hello, I am a 30 yr old female mother of two. I weigh 230 and I am 5 6. Im having bad drainage in my throat and ears and sinuses. The drainage in my throat never leaves is is usaully clear and jelly like, with a touch of brownness fron time to time. I have a small raised bump on the inside of my throat, three in a row, very small, also Ive noticed small thin red lines on the inside of both of my nostrils, My sinuses r filling up every 5 minutes and my mucus from my throat and nose are thick, clear and jelly-like. Having indigestion off any and evrything I eat and drink, including water. I have no insurance, so Im looking for a general idea before seeking help and paying out of pocket. Thanks in advance

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For the past month or so my right hand side nostril leaks 2-3 drops of clear fluid (no taste/smell) whenever I lower my head e.g. bend over, lie face down. No obvious inflamation/obstruction or recent cold, flu, or nasal/head/eye injury. I am male, mid 50's with no allergies, headaches, etc. and occassionally snore if lying on my right side (so I am told!) Septum has always been slightly 'curved' towards right hand side so nasal lining will touch sides during a cold. Non smoker. My partner cannot see any obvious nasal obstruction/swelling/lump but cannot see as far up the right nostril.

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I am a 34 yr old female, and I have had pain in my left nostril for over a year now. I have to remove the crust and buildup inside my nose daily, which can also be painful and sometimes cause bleeding. I was tested for staph but that came back negative. Now I am having soreness and pressure in my teeth, and I think it may be related. Please help!

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Hi. I've been experiencing having one runny nostril all the time now each day for the past 2 years. At night, I breathe through one nostril. The breathing nostril will switch depending what side I'm sleeping on. I always feel tired, as if I'm not getting good enough sleep. What are your thoughts?

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Hi Doctor, My wife is 23 weeks now, she gets allergic rhinitis often during winter (Nov, Dec) and her nose gets blocked. She has started taking Oxymetazoline nasal drops ( Otrivin-one drop, sometimes two on each nostril ) almost 2 weeks back and...

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head that keeps happening intermittingly through out the day?

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I delivered baby on 5th Dec ... Today is 8th Dec suddenly I had bleeding from left nostril ...this is 2 Nd time.. bleeding was for 5 min and I got cough mucous containing blood... earlier I had 15 days back when I was 37w pregnant.... what may b...

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