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  • Symptoms

    Nasal flaring

    Nasal flaring may be an indication of breathing difficulty, or even respiratory distress in infants. Check for airway obstructions, and call a health care provider.

    Nasal flaring is when the nostrils widen when you breathe. It is often a sign that is it difficult to breathe.

  • Disease

    Nasal polyps

    Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

    Nasal polyps are soft, sac-like growths on the lining of the nose or sinuses.

  • Injury

    Nose fracture

    A nasal fracture is a break in the bone over the ridge of the nose.  It usually results from a blunt injury and is one of the most common facial fracture. Symptoms of a broken nose include pain, blood coming from the nose, bruising around the eyes, misshapen appearance, swelling, and difficulty breathing through the nose.  Serious nose injuries can cause problems that require immediate attention. However, for minor nose injuries, the doctor may prefer to see the victim after the swelling subsides to evaluate the extent of injury.

    A nose fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage over the bridge, or in the sidewall or septum (structure that divides the nostrils) of the nose.