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Symptoms of a Broken Nose

Sports and roughhousing can easily lead to a nose being accidentally smashed. A sudden impact to the nose is the most common way to break it. Everyone is at some small risk for a broken nose. Certain activities increase the risk for a broken nose, especially contact sports such as football, basketball, soccer, hockey, boxing, and [...]

By |August 21st, 2017|Nose|Comments Off on Symptoms of a Broken Nose

Holiday Smells for Your Home

There are many smells associated with the holiday season. When you smell something, the olfactory neurons in your nose pass an impulse along the olfactory nerve up to your brain. The olfactory bulb in your bran processes the impulse and passes information about the smell to the limbic system. Smell is closely linked with memory [...]

By |December 3rd, 2016|Nose|Comments Off on Holiday Smells for Your Home

McGovern Nipple: A Short-Term Solution for Infants who Can’t Breathe Through Their Noses

Newborn babies don't know how to breathe through their mouths unless they're crying. This poses a huge problem for babies who are born with a condition that results in them not being able to breathe through their noses, such as bilateral choanal atresia, a narrowing or blockage of the nasal airway. Very rarely, babies may be [...]

By |November 25th, 2015|Nose|Comments Off on McGovern Nipple: A Short-Term Solution for Infants who Can’t Breathe Through Their Noses

Smell Test May Help to Diagnose Early Alzheimer's

Research suggests that Alzheimer's disease may be linked to a diminished sense of smell and that a simple, inexpensive smell test may help doctors to know who should receive extra screening for dementia One study conducted at the University of Florida asked 90 people to smell a spoonful of peanut butter that was placed a [...]

By |July 1st, 2015|Nose|Comments Off on Smell Test May Help to Diagnose Early Alzheimer's

What is Post-Nasal Drip?

Believe it or not, glands in your nose and throat naturally produce 1-2 quarts of mucus daily. That mucus helps to humidify the air you breath, fight infection, moisten and clean nasal membranes, and rid your airway of foreign particles that you inhale. You typically swallow normal amounts of mucus unconsciously. When you get that [...]

By |June 6th, 2015|Medical News, Nose|Comments Off on What is Post-Nasal Drip?

The Smell of Happiness

When you think of happiness, you probably think of a person smiling or laughing. Recent research has shown that there may be other more subtle cues that humans pick up on others' happiness, thorough scent. A study published in the journal Psychological Science by a multi-university team of researchers in Europe suggests that when people experience the [...]

By |May 30th, 2015|Nose|Comments Off on The Smell of Happiness

Causes and Treatments for Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are soft, fleshy, non-cancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. The polyps are teardrop-shaped and can be yellow-brown or pink in color. As they develop, the polyps eventually come to look similar to grapes hanging from a stem. It is common to have either one or clusters of polyps [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|Nose|Comments Off on Causes and Treatments for Nasal Polyps

"Mother's Kiss" Gentle way to Remove Objects from a Child's Nose

Last week we discussed ways to remove foreign objects from a child's nose, including using a pair of blunt tweezers if you can see the object, and blocking one nostril while asking the child to blow through the other one. If your child is too young to blow his or her nose on command, though, [...]

By |October 31st, 2014|Nose, Pediatrics|Comments Off on "Mother's Kiss" Gentle way to Remove Objects from a Child's Nose

How to Remove Objects Stuck in a Child's Nose

Youngsters have a tendency to put things up their noses out of curiosity, or perhaps to see what they smell like, or maybe just because they want to store them somewhere. Whatever the reason, foreign bodies in your child's nose can be dangerous if they obstruct breathing. Children's noses are small, but there is a [...]

By |October 18th, 2014|Nose, Pediatrics|Comments Off on How to Remove Objects Stuck in a Child's Nose

Brain-Eating Amoeba Uses Nasal Pathway

Every year or two several otherwise healthy people, often children or adolescents, are suddenly taken ill or killed as a result of Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that travels through the nose and into the brain. Amoebas are single-celled organisms that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Naegleria are found in warm water, such as lakes, ponds, [...]

By |July 15th, 2014|Head and Neck, Nose, Pediatrics|Comments Off on Brain-Eating Amoeba Uses Nasal Pathway